Build, repair and install furniture and fixtures made from wood or wood substitutes

Cabinet makers work with hand tools and modern, computer-controlled  wood machining systems. They build furniture and fixtures, such as the modular flat-pack panels used in kitchens and bathrooms. Furniture makers create custom-built fine furniture or volume production timber items using traditional techniques.

Add the wow factor to finished furniture

TAFE SA qualifications in furniture finishing will prepare you for work in a modern field such as kitchens and commercial interiors, or in a more traditional environment such as restoration and preservation. A furniture finisher complements and provides the wow factor to a finished item of furniture. It’s an important part of the furnishing industry and there's a high demand for qualified and experienced furniture finishers.

Certificate III in Furniture Finishing
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Work with timber to build residential and commercial structures and structural elements

Carpentry qualifications from TAFE SA prepare you for a range of woodworking careers. Examples include building construction, cabinet making, wood machining, furniture making, upholstery, glazing and flooring. Topics include safe work practices, interpreting plans, using power tools, making measurements, planning and costing.

Certificate III in Carpentry

Make cabinetry and furniture from timber

In a TAFE SA timber machining course, you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to work with timber to produce cabinetry and furniture. Topics include how to set up and operate basic static machines, working with a range of hand and power tools, interpreting work documents, and creating computer-aided production drawings.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making