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Cabinet makers typically construct panel products using hand and power tools, as well as using basic static, numeric controlled and computer numeric controlled machinery.
You'll prepare materials, monitor and run equipment and machinery and investigate and apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems.
Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work.
You may also provide leadership and guidance to others with a limited degree of responsibility for their output.
As a graduate you'll qualify for a range of practical and technical cabinet-making roles, including cabinet production and product installation.
In this program your practical experience and training is divided between your employer and RMIT.
You have the option to study in the workplace where an RMIT trainer will visit you regularly to carry out training and assessment.
You can also choose to study 1 day per week at RMIT in state-of-the-art facilities at our Melbourne City campus, working on industry-standard equipment such as:
- numeric controller Altendorf panel saw
- automatic edge banding machine
- computer controlled 5 axis machining centre.
We'll provide manuals and a variety of practical exercises. Your employer will also provide some training.
Program trainers have current industry experience and up-to-date knowledge of the market including the latest trends and innovations.
Your training includes lectures, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes written, verbal and visual presentations, reports and practical assignments.
All programs are delivered in English.
You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
1 day per week for 124 weeks (998 hours)
This program is delivered through:
- on-the-job training and assessment
- hands-on workshops and off-the-job training.
This program is delivered 1 day per week for 124 weeks (998 hours), through the following competency-based training and assessment methods:
- on-the-job at your workplace
- simulated off-the-job training at RMIT
- blended mix of on- and off-the-job training.
- Communicate in the workplace
- Measurements and calculations
- Read and interpret work documents
- Use furnishing hand power tools
- Work in a team
- Work safely.
Kitchen and bathroom courses:
- Cabinet installation requirements
- Check and measure fit of cabinets
- Fabricate cabinets
- Install fitted cabinets and components
- Kitchen and bathroom projects
- On-site adjustments to cabinets
- Prepare for cabinet install.
Choose a program structure
|Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms)||City Campus||
One day per week for 120 weeks
Choose a program structure
Program code: C3318
National curriculum code: MSF31113
As a cabinet maker your work activities may include:
- liaising with clients regarding the job’s requirements
- estimating job costs
- measuring and drawing site layout for manufactured furniture
- programming and controlling Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines
- fabricating custom furniture
- preparing and assembling cabinets for installation
- selecting and installing hardware.
Apprentices are prepared for a range of practical and technical roles, including those that involve:
- producing cabinets for the built-in environment
- installation of product.
Jobs may include:
- cabinet maker/installer.
In the state of Victoria, cabinet makers in the kitchen, bathroom and fitted fitment sectors are not required to be licensed.
RMIT has strong links to the Cabinet Makers Association Inc and has an understanding that all RMIT-trained apprentices in Victoria will achieve a minimum work benchmark that they must complete to acceptable industry standard.
Once qualified, students may choose to become a Registered Building Practitioner.
There are no entry requirements.
To apply for the apprenticeship you must:
- be employed
- be registered with an Australian Apprenticeship centre
- nominate RMIT as your Registered Training Organisation
The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place.
To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at ‘How to check if you are eligible’*.
The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide. Learn more about fees for vocational study.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.
The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2019 is $303.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).