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Program Overview

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.

Program Information

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.

Smoking Policy

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.

Break Times

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.


        Program Contact

        Mark Thomson                                         

        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. 


            Program Structure

            Course structure

            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.

            CORE UNITS 

            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

            ELECTIVE UNITS
            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

                                            controlled processingcentres

            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.

            For more information click HERE.



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