Building and Construction


Cabinet Making & Furnishing

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Cabinet makers build, repair and install furniture or fixtures made from either wood or wood substitutes, including mass produced flat panels destined to become kitchen cupboards and other furniture items. They require an in-depth knowledge of equipment such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) routers, multi-borers and modular construction. Furniture makers use predominately 'traditional' wood working skills and knowledge of timber features and frame construction to produce items ranging from custom-built fine jarrah furniture to volume production solid timber furniture.

Cabinet Making and Furnishing Courses

Award CoursesHelp…   National Code
Certificate II in Furniture Finishing MSF20213
Certificate II in Furniture Making MSF20313
Apprenticeship CoursesHelp…   National Code
Certificate III in Furniture Finishing MSF30113
Certificate III in Furniture Making MSF30213
Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining MSF30313
Certificate III in Glass and Glazing MSF30413
Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113
Short CoursesHelp… Duration
Program CNC Machines for Manufacturing 9 weeks Part Time
AutoCAD for Timber Trades 9 weeks Part Time
Furniture Polishing 9 weeks Part Time

Employment Opportunities

These qualification reflects vocational outcomes for those performing furniture component dismantling and assembly for surface finishing in furniture manufacturing enterprises.


TAFE SA Tonsley Campus
1284 South Road
South Australia

Email: enquire online
Phone: +61 8 8207 2800
TTY: +61 8 8226 4413 (For Deaf and Hearing Impaired only)

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