Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology
Course Code: MSF30322 | CRICOS Code: 113559K


Building and Construction

Delivery Mode



94 Weeks

Course Description

Course Code: MSF30322 | CRICOS Code: 113559K


The Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology is a comprehensive program designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge required to excel in the cabinet making and woodworking industry. This course provides a solid foundation for individuals aspiring to become skilled cabinet makers or pursue a range of related careers within the building and construction sector.

Throughout the course, students will learn the art and science of working with timber and various woodworking materials. They will gain hands-on experience in using a wide array of hand tools and power tools safely and proficiently. Emphasis will be placed on mastering precision cutting, shaping, and joinery techniques to produce high-quality cabinets, furniture, and woodwork.

Course Duration/Fee

Course Duration: 94 weeks

Course Fee: AUD $25,000

Non Tuition Fee: AUD $4,000

Total Course Cost:AUD $29,000

Course Delivery

This course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated building worksites, and also via interactive online learning.

Entry Requirements

This course is available to students who are able to provide evidence that they:

  • 18 years of age or above at the time of enrolment;
  • Must have completed year 12 with a pass of 60% or above in best four related subjects or equivalent to Australian qualifications in their country or other equivalent qualification/s to Diploma level qualifications from overseas;
  • The candidate needs to secure the English level of IELTS 6.0, with no band less than 5.5 OR Equivalent such as;
    • IBT 60
    • PTE Academic 50
    • CAE 169
    • OET C
    • Duolingo 95
    • General English Advanced*
    • MOI Certificate
    • Certificate III or Higher Qualification with an Australian Institution.
  • Must have the ability to carry out workshop training involving physical activity, including lifting;
  • Prior to commencement of practical components of the course, the student must complete the general induction training program (white card);
*General English Upper Intermediate is generally considered to be between 5-5.5 IELTS.
Intake Dates
2023 Intake Dates 2024 Intake Dates
21st August, 2023 29th January, 2024
09th October, 2023 04th March, 2024
13th November 2023 22th April, 2024
27th May, 2024
15th July, 2024
19th August, 2024
07th October, 2024
11th November 2024

Assessment will be conducted individually/in groups. You will be provided with a Student Assessment Booklet for each unit of competency/cluster/topic which includes:

  • A full description of all assessment tasks for the unit of competency
  • Assessment instructions for each unit of competency
  • Assessment resources for each unit of competency
  • Details about when the assessment will occur
  • Details about assessment submission

There are a variety of assessment methods used for this qualification including:

  • Industry Placement Assessments
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Workplace Simulations
  • Case Studies
  • Product Tastings and Evaluations
  • Presentations and Demonstrations

You will be required to complete assessments in class and there may be a need for some work
to be done as homework, however, this is not expected to exceed 20 hours per week.
You will be advised by your trainer and assessor about the assessment requirements for each unit at the commencement of delivery for that unit. Submission of assessment tasks will be in person to the trainer/assessor / online via the student portal.

Award Requirements

Institute Of Science Management And Technology can grant you credit towards your course for units of competency that you have already completed with another RTO or authorised issuing organisation. We can also grant you Credit for subjects or units you have completed where equivalence can be established between the unit in your course, and the subject or unit you have completed.

There is no charge to apply for Credit. To apply, fill in the Credit Application Form and submit it as part of your enrolment. https://ismt.edu.au/forms/ *Please refer to your Student Handbook for more information on Course Credit.

Career Pathway

Students who complete this course may be able to seek employment within the building and construction industry in roles such as:

  • Cabinetmaker*
  • Furniture Maker. *
  • Joiner. *
Pathway From Qualification

After achieving the MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology students may wish to continue their education into a range of qualifications in the building and construction industry.

Units Of Competency
The MSF30322 – Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology requires the completion of the following 25 core units.
Core Units – 8
MSFFM2013 Use furniture making hand and power tools
MSFFM3030 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3031 Prepare cutting lists from design and production documentation
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3005 Read and interpret work documents
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
Elective Units – 17 Units
MSFFF2012 Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM2016 Join solid timber
MSFFM2017 Hand make timber joints
MSFFM2018 Operate basic static machines safely
MSFFM3029 Select timbers for furniture production
MSFKB2003 Prepare for cabinetry installation
MSFKB3012 Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
MSFFM3038 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3041 Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
MSFFM3042 Fabricate cabinetry
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
MSFFM3043 Install cabinetry
MSFFM3040 Produce and maintain cutting tools
MSFGN3006 Estimate and cost job
CPCCCM3005 Calculate costs of construction work
CPCCCM2012* Work safely at heights

* Please note: electives may vary and are subject to change to meet client and industry requirements.