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Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113

Overview

This program provides traditional and contemporary outcomes in cabinet making trade. Both pathways: (Furniture) and (Kitchen and Bathroom) cover a broad skill base associated with traditional trade as well as contemporary manufacturing practices, site installation, interior decorating and design influences, CAD drawing and CNC programming and machining.

Qualification: Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113
Program No: C3-TS06
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 5 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week).
Likely Job Outcome: Trade level outcomes for those working in: manufacture of solid timber furniture, domestic furniture, commercial furniture, kitchen and bathroom cabinets and furniture components, manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom, domestic and commercial built in furniture related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovated work. Pre production joinery detailing, CNC Machinist.
Application Type: Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Additional Information

You will need to provide clothing and appropriate safety footwear suitable for working on a construction site and personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety glasses, dust masks and hearing protection.

In each year of study at CIT you will be required to work on practical projects and purchase them on completion at the cost of materials

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must:
- be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10 (early in the program your skills will be checked. If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program.)

If you are entering this program as an Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Stage 1 (both Furniture and Kitchens/Bathroom streams) - Complete all (10) subjects

  • MSFGN2001  Make measurements and calculations
    • CIT Code: MATH248
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSMENV272  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ENVI143
      Cost: $95.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers the skills and knowledge required to effectively find out current resource use and carry out improvements, in own work area, including those that reduce the negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit of competency applies to operators/team members who are required to follow procedures to work in an environmentally sustainable manner. This maximises the environmental performance of the process and the organisation, ensures regulatory compliance, and aims to minimise environmental risks and impacts.
      This unit of competency applies to all sectors of the manufacturing industry and members of its value chain. It may also be applied to all sections of an organisation, including office and warehouse. This unit will need to be contextualised for the industry sector, organisation and section.
      This unit of competency applies to an individual working alone or as part of a team/work group and working in liaison with other shift team members and the control room operator, as appropriate.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM2001  Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
    • CIT Code: CNST343
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers using hand and power tools in applications relating to furniture making.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSAPMSUP102A  Communicate in the workplace
    • CIT Code: COMM446
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3009  Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
    • CIT Code: CNST357
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers producing manual and computer-aided production drawings.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSAPMSUP106A  Work in a team
    • CIT Code: COMM447
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This competency covers the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of work to meet operational guidelines.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM2006  Hand make timber joints
    • CIT Code: CNST348
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers joining timber by constructing joints using hand and portable power tools.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM2003  Select and apply hardware
    • CIT Code: CNST345
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers selecting and applying hardware to new and refurbished furniture.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFGN3001  Read and interpret work documents
    • CIT Code: CNST366
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • CPCCOHS1001A  Work safely in the construction industry
    • CIT Code: OHSS436
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) induction training within the construction industry. It requires the ability to demonstrate personal awareness of OHS legislative requirements, and the basic principles of risk management and prevention of injury and illness in the construction industry.
      Licensing requirements will apply to this unit of competency depending on the regulatory requirements of each jurisdiction.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 2 (both Furniture and Kitchens/Bathrooms streams) - Complete all (5) subjects

Stage 2 (Furniture only) - Complete all (4) subjects

Stage 2 (Ktichens/Bathrooms only) - Complete all (4) subjects

  • MSFKB3001  Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects
    • CIT Code: CNST654
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers identifying the processes used in new and renovated kitchen and bathroom projects. Identification includes key stages, service providers and quality elements that typically characterise a project concerned with the development of kitchens and bathrooms.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3019  Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
    • CIT Code: CNST379
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining edge banding machines which use automated processes to apply and finish edge treatments.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3013  Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
    • CIT Code: CNST375
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining drilling machines using their full technical potential and capacities. It encompasses and builds on the drilling machines and tasks covered in unit MSFFM2010 Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFKB3005  Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment
    • CIT Code: CNST659
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers planning production processes, and constructing and assembling components to fabricate cabinets that meet predetermined specifications in a manufacturing workshop environment. It includes operating computer numerically controlled (CNC) and static machines.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3 (both Furniture and Kitchens/Bathrooms streams) - Complete all (7) subjects

  • MSFGN3002  Estimate and cost job
    • CIT Code: CNST367
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3005  Fabricate custom furniture
    • CIT Code: CNST354
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers planning, constructing and assembling custom furniture in response to specific orders and job requests.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFKB3006  Install fitted cabinets and components
    • CIT Code: CNST660
      Cost: $70.00
      Description: This unit of competency covers installing cabinets in residential and commercial environments according to specifications and design plans, including the application of selected components to achieve a quality finish. It includes accessing and applying information and instructions for the use of components and cabinet products. Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking kitchen and bathroom work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3011  Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products
    • CIT Code: CNST359
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers measuring and recording site layout details to provide an accurate basis for both manufacture and installation of furniture products.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3017  Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines
    • CIT Code: CNST362
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers setting up, operating and maintaining routing and shaping machines using their full potential and capacities in the production of furniture.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFFM3024  Construct jigs and fixtures
    • CIT Code: CNST365
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers preparing and constructing jigs and fixtures to produce furniture components.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFID4010  Research interior decorating and design influences
    • CIT Code: CNST669
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit specifies the outcomes required to research significant influences on contemporary and historical interior decoration and design styles.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Stage 3 (Furniture only) - Complete all (2) subjects

Stage 3 (Ktichens/Bathrooms only) - Complete all (2) subjects

  • MSFFM3003  Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board
    • CIT Code: CNST373
      Cost: $130.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers constructing and assembling manufactured board furniture using angled and curved construction methods.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • MSFKB3004  Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components
    • CIT Code: CNST657
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency covers determining required cabinet adjustments, selecting appropriate techniques, and making and checking the adjustments to pre-made cabinets in order to achieve accurate fit at site of installation.

      Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this unit and relevant state/territory and local government agencies should be consulted to determine any necessary certification or licensing for undertaking kitchen and bathroom work. Access to construction sites requires certification of general induction training specified by the National Code of Practice for Induction for Construction Work (ASCC 2007).

      Prerequisites: Nil

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au