This qualification (MSF31113 Certificate III Cabinet Making) covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.
Cabinet / Furniture Making Location
Building C Sunshine Campus
Apprenticeship Support Unit Sunshine Campus, Building C
Phone: +61 3 9919 7300
Personal Protective Equipment
You must use safety and other protective equipment required that is specific to your trade. Every student owes it to themselves, their family and Victoria Polytechnic to use and properly care for their personal protective equipment.
For the Cabinet / Furniture Making trades, the following is required:
- Safety Footwear / Boots - are compulsory and must be worn at all times. (Supplied by students)
- Protective Clothing - Overalls, workpants and shorts with ruler pocket in good condition must be worn. Shoulders must be covered at all times and singlets are NOT permitted.
- Eye Protection - must be worn when advised. (Supplied by students)
- Ear Protection - must be supplied and be worn when advised by staff or signage. (Supplied by students)
- Dust Masks - Must be worn, P1 or P2, when advised.
All buildings within Victoria Polytechnic are classified as NON SMOKING zones. Smoking is permitted only at scheduled break times. Please note that VU’s policy stipulates that there is to be no smoking within 10 metres of any doorway.
Start Time 8.00am
First break 9.45am till 10.00am
Lunch Break 12.30pm till 1.oopm
Afternoon Break 2.45pm till 3.00pm
Finish Time 4.00pm
To successfully complete the course, regular attendance is necessary.
Apprentices, your late arrival to class will result in your employer being notified by phone call; late return to classes from scheduled breaks will also result in your employer being notified by phone call.
Apprentices that are deemed missing from class but have been marked on attendance register will also have their employer notified that their apprentices are missing from class.
Attendance rolls/registers are marked 4 times per day
Program Fees and Charges
When you enrol in a course, re-enrol or change your enrolment, an invoice is generated with the amount you are required to pay. It is important for you to understand what fees are involved, and to ensure that your enrolment, fee and personal details are correct.
Eligible students enrolled in a VE/TAFE course who are not eligible for VET-FEE HELP, may be eligible to pay for their course fees via instalments.
This option is made available to students by a Payment Plan Option.
Click on the links below to access information regarding fees, VET-FEE HELP, payment plan option and refund rules.
Skills Recognition Online Tool
If you have worked for a period of time and feel confident that you can do a particular job, but don't have a formal qualification, then Skills Recognition (RPL) will benefit you.
A Skills Recognition online tool is available for this qaulification, which means that you can complete the process in your own time at your own pace. The online tool can be accessed here.
Cabinet / Furniture Making Teacher
Phone +61 3 9919 8363
Mobile +61 401619627
Program Quick Guide
This course is delivered flexibly. The majority of the theory for each unit is delivered via a range on on-line, and classroom based learning activities that may be completed prior to attending course workshops in which you will apply the theory learnt and practice your skills and technique.
The course can be completed at your own pace. If you wish to accelerate progress the minimum completion timeframe would be approximately 12 months, the average duration is 18 months, however you can take up to 36 months to complete the program. Speed of completion will depend on your current level of experience and your ability to complete training and assessment activities in the workplace.
To be awarded the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making, competency must be achieved in twenty-eight (28) units of competency.
· Six (6) core units of competency
· Twenty-two (22) elective units of competency.
Note: Units marked with an asterisk have one or more prerequisites and must be considered in the total number of units. Please refer to individual units for details.
Complete all six (6) units from this list.
MSMENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work
MSPMSUP102A Communicate in the Workplace;
MSPMSUP106A Work in a Team
MSFFM2001 Use Furniture Making Hand and Power Tools;
MSFGN2001 Make Measurements and Calculations;
MSFGN3001 Read and Interpret Work Documents
Twenty-two (22) units as specified.
CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry
MSFFM2010 Set up operate & maintain basic Static Machines
MSFFM2006 Hand Make Timber Joints
MSFFM3024 Construct Jigs & Fixtures
MSFFM2003 Select & Apply Hardware
MSFFM3002 Construct Furniture using leg & Rail Method
MSFFM2002 Assemble Furnishing Components
MSFFF2006 Apply surface by spray gun
MSFFM3022 Set up operate & maintain computer numerically
MSFFM3003 Produce angled & curved furniture using manufactured
MSFFF2004 Prepare Surfaces for Finishing
TLID2003 Handle Dangerous Goods Hazardous Substances
CUVALD302 Produce Computer Aided Drawings
MSFFM3009 Produce manual & computer aided production drawings
MSS402051A Apply Quality Standards
MSFFM3019 Set Up, Operate & Maintain Automated Edge Banding
MSFKB2001 Prepare for Cabinet Installation
MSFKB3006 Install Fitted Cabinets and Components
MSFKB3003 Check and Measure Fit of Cabinets
MSFKB3005 Fabricate Cabinets for the Built in Environment
MSFKB3004 Conduct Onsite Adjustment to Cabinets & Components
MSKKB3002 Determine Requirements for Installation of Cabinets
Workplace Health & Safety
Your health and wellbeing during your study with Victoria Polytechnic is of the highest importance to us. It is important that you are aware of health and safety when you are attending workshops or practical labs at Victoria Polytechnic and in the workplace. Victoria Polytechnic requires students in this course to complete an course induction including Health and Safety and you are required to adhere to the Victoria University Health and Safety policy and procedures whilst on any Victoria University or Polytechnic campus.
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