Project Description

Become a qualified cabinet maker.

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What is this course about?

The MSF31113- Certificate III in Cabinet Making covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.

Who should do it?

This qualification is suitable for anyone currently working as a cabinet maker.

How will undertaking this course benefit you?

This qualification offers a generic Certificate III in Cabinet Making, as well as two pathways targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers.

The following additional qualification descriptors are approved for this qualification:

  • Pathway 1:
    • MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making
    • (Furniture)
  • Pathway 2:
    • MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making
    • (Kitchens and Bathrooms)

The MSS30312 Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices is available for employees at this level who already possess technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.

Depending on the state and territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on-site assisting in kitchen and bathroom installation. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists e.g. where all work will be off-site then the unit MSAPMOHS200A Work safely should be selected.

Are there any entry requirements?

Participants must hold a current Construction Induction (White) Card and/or a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CPCCOHS1001A Work Safely in the Construction Industry.

All participants must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To obtain yours, go to and follow the prompts to create your USI.

How is it delivered?

Blended Delivery. A mix of both online and face to face learning.

Where is it?

At an BOT office or venue chosen by BOT.

What do I get from it?

Upon successful completion participants receive a Certificate III  for MSF31113 – Certificate III in Cabinet Making issued by Best Option Training

To be awarded the MSF31113 Certificate III in Cabinet Making, competency must be achieved in 28 units of competency.

  • six  core units of competency
  • twenty-two elective units of competency from Groups A to F as specified below.

Generic qualification

  • one (1)  unit from Group A
  • a minimum of eight (8)  units in any combination from Groups B, C or D
  • a minimum of eight (8)  units from Group E

Pathway 1 – Furniture

  • one (1)  unit from Group A
  • a minimum of eight (8)  units from groups B or D
  • a minimum of eight (8)  units from Group E

Pathway 2 – Kitchens and Bathrooms

  • one (1)  unit from Group A
  • a minimum of eight (8)  units from Groups C or D
  • and a minimum of eight (8)  units from Group E

The balance of units (up to 5) can be chosen from Group F, or from Groups B, C or D.

MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSFFM2001Use furniture making hand and power tools
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001Read and interpret work documents
Group A 
CPCCWHS1001Work safely in the construction industry
MSMWHS200Work safely
Group B  
MSFFF2004Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM2002Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM2005Join solid timber
MSFFM2006Hand make timber joints
MSFFM3002Construct furniture using leg and rail method
MSFFM3005Fabricate custom furniture
MSFFM3006Install furnishing products
Group C  
MSFKB2001Prepare for cabinet installation
MSFKB3002Determine requirements for installation of cabinets
MSFKB3003Check and measure fit of cabinets
MSFKB3004Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
MSFKB3005Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment
MSFKB3006Install fitted cabinets and components
MSFKB3011Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
Group D 
BSBCUS301Deliver and monitor a service to customers
MSFFM2003Select and apply hardware
MSFFM2010Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines
MSFFM2011Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3010Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFFM3021Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines
MSFFM3022Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job
MSS402082Apply cost factors to work practices
Group E 
CUAACD302Produce computer-aided drawings
MSMOPS363Organise on-site work
MSMPER200Work in accordance with an issued permit
MSMSUP390Use structured problem solving tools
MSFFF2006Apply surface coatings by spray gun
MSFFM2012Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines
MSFFM3001Construct chair and couch frames
MSFFM3003Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
MSFFM3004Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber
MSFFM3007Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture
MSFFM3008Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFM3009Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3011Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
MSFFM3012Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSFFM3013Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
MSFFM3014Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
MSFFM3015Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines
MSFFM3016Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines
MSFFM3017Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines
MSFFM3018Set up, operate and maintain mechanical wood-turning lathes
MSFFM3019Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3020Fabricate synthetic solid surface products
MSFFM3023Produce and maintain cutting tools
MSFFM3024Construct jigs and fixtures
MSFFT4001Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products
MSFFT4007Sample, inspect and test products to specifications
MSFFT4008Interpret and use workplace information
MSFFT4009Match furnishing style and materials to customer requirements
MSS402001Apply competitive manufacturing practices
MSS402002Sustain process improvements
MSS402010Manage the impact of change on own work
MSS402020Apply quick changeover procedures
MSS402021Apply Just in Time procedures
MSS402040Apply 5S procedures
MSS402050Monitor process capability
MSS402051Apply quality standards
MSS402083Use planning software systems in operations
MSS402061Use SCADA systems in operations
MSS402080Undertake root cause analysis
MSS402081Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy
TLID2003Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Group F 

Up to five (5)  relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups B to E, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate III level (maximum 5 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group F must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

What do I need to bring?

  • 100 points of identification
  • A pen
  • Closed footwear
  • High visibility shirt or vest
  • Students are required to have access to the internet and a computer with a webcam.


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