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Construction Skills Queensland Skills Assessment and Gap Training program

For a limited time, this course is subsidised by Construction Skills Queensland. Conditions Apply. Call us for more information - 1800 654 447.

A course in cabinetmaking gives you the skills to specialise in a range of areas including, the reproduction of kitchen fittings, dining and bedroom suits, antique and office furniture and shop fittings. Learn the skills from design to production to be able to make and repair fine timber products from solid timer, flat-panel, or timber-based products. Course details


Acacia Ridge, Bracken Ridge, Workplace

Key dates and info


Recognition of prior learning (RPL): RPL Assessment up to 12 weeks / Varies

Course details

1800 654 447

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How to enrol

Key dates

Workplace Any time Varies Workplace
Acacia Ridge Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE
Any time Varies Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Bracken Ridge Any time Varies Workplace/TAFE
Any time Varies Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

To be eligible for funding students must be existing workers or career seekers in the building and construction industry residing in Queensland and also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Australian or New Zealand citizens
  • Permanent residents of Australia
  • Refugee and humanitarian visa holders.


Acacia Ridge
247 Bradman St
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

Bracken Ridge
157 Norris Road
Bracken Ridge QLD 4017

Resources required

Students are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes, which include:

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • hand protection - long leather gloves to AS2161
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie)
  • industrial type clothing (100% cotton drill).

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes. Students must also be equipped with a pen and notepad for theory training in the classroom.


Students with a successful application have until 30 September 2018 to complete any relevant Gap Training.

Relevant documents:

Important Information

Construction Skills Queensland is funding the Skills Assessment and Gap Training program for selected construction qualifications. The program targets building and construction workers whose industry experience, existing skills and abilities can be mapped against a formal qualification. By recognising existing skills, the program highlights and funds gaps in training required to receive a formal trade qualification.


The successful achievement of this course requires you to complete all mandatory and elective units from the list below. These units form part of MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making qualification.

Electives may differ between TAFE Queensland locations and regions.

MSAPMOHS200A Work safely Core
MSAPMSUP102A Communicate in the workplace Mandatory
MSAPMSUP106A Work in a team Mandatory
TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances Elective
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Mandatory
MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools Mandatory
MSFFM2002 Assemble furnishing components Elective
MSFFF2004 Prepare surfaces for finishing Elective
MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines Elective
MSFFM3008 Select timbers for furniture production Elective
MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents Mandatory
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations Mandatory
MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings Elective
MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job Elective
MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications Elective
MSFFM2011 Apply manufactured board conversion techniques Elective
MSFFM3019 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines Elective
MSFFM3003 Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board Elective
MSFFM3002 Construct furniture using leg and rail method Elective
MSFFM2006 Hand make timber joints Elective
MSFFM3005 Fabricate custom furniture Elective
MSFFM2005 Join solid timber Elective
MSFFM3004 Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber Elective
CPCCJN3002A Use computer-controlled machinery Elective
MSFFM3011 Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products Elective
MSFKB3001 Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects Elective
MSFKB3003 Check and measure fit of cabinets Elective
MSFKB3002 Determine requirements for installation of cabinets Elective
MSFFM2003 Select and apply hardware Elective
MSFKB3005 Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment Core
MSFKB2001 Prepare for cabinet installation Elective
MSFKB3006 Install fitted cabinets and components Elective
MSFKB3004 Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components Elective
MSFFF2006 Apply surface coatings by spray gun Elective
MSFFM3006 Install furnishing products Elective
MSFFM2007 Follow plans to assemble production furniture Elective


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

$400 per student for the Recognition of Prior Learning Assessment and any additional fees for any required Gap Training.

Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) funding is available until 30 September 2018.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making qualification.

Job prospects

  • Cabinetmaker

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Got the skills? Get Recognised! Our RPL Assessors can assess and recognise your experience, skills and knowledge, against your desired qualification. Meaning you can get the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 23 April 2018

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