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Certificate III In Cabinet Making

Cabinet Making

Cabinet Makers are among the most constantly employed trades workers in Australia. There is a strong demand by employers in Australia for qualified Cabinet Makers.

Cabinet Makers are currently on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
Cabinet makers enjoy strong employment prospects in Australia and around the world. The high level or employment and strong employment growth, as well as recent construction booms, mean there are a lot of good reasons to study Cabinet Making.

The majority of Cabinet Makers work is carried out on new domestic, commercial and retail constructions. Unlike Carpenters, most Cabinet Makers work out of factories fabricating installations for kitchens, bathrooms or shop fit outs to be later constructed onsite.

Most Carpenters on the other hand, build large structure on site and often change locations of where they are working for every new job.

Requirements for a cabinet making course

  • Must have graduated year 12 in their home country
  • Must have a minimum of IELTS 5.5 overall
  • This course includes 360 hours of vocational placement.

Cabinet Makers’ Career Opportunities

  • Cabinet Maker (Kitchens and Bathrooms)
  • Cabinet Maker (Furniture)
  • Full-time Cabinet Makers earn an average of $966.00 per week.
  • The average hours worked by a Cabinet Maker in Australia are 41.9 per week.
  • Employment for this occupation rose strongly (in percentage terms) in the past five years and rose strongly in the long-term (ten years).
  • Cabinet Makers have a high proportion of full-time jobs (91.8 %).
  • Cabinet Makers can work independently as a sub-contractor or as part of a larger construction company.
Course Details

Price

$10,000 - $15,000, $15,000 - $20,000, $20,000 - $25,000

Duration

12-24 months

Location

Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne

Intake

February and July

Temporary Graduate Visa

If undertaking study in Australia for a minimum of 2 years you may qualify for the Temporary Skilled Graduate Visa. This visa allows the holder 1.5 years unlimited work rights in Australia. Many graduates use this time to build up experience in their field or find an employer that is willing to sponsor their visa.

If you have applied for the Temporary Graduate Visa you may also be eligible to apply for the Job Ready Program. The Job Ready Program is run through TRA and allows graduates in certain disciplines to have their skills assessed for skilled migration purposes. It is a way for people to have their skills assessed without having the experience. Once the student receives a positive skills assessment they may be eligible to apply for permanent work visas such as State Sponsored and General Skilled Migration Visas.

Have a read through this article which details how by studying the right course it could greatly increase your prospects of obtaining a permanent visa.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

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Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and certain vocational graduates the chance to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished.

Education Pathways

Cabinet Maker (394111) – Is currently on the Skilled Occupations List.

The skills assessment for Cabinet Makers is delivered through – Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).

The qualification required to obtain a positive skills assessment as a Cabinet Maker is the Certificate III in Cabinet Making.

If you undertake this course and participate in the job ready program you may even be able to do this without being sponsored by an employer and you may not need to live in a regional area.

Note: It is never recommended to engage in studies for the sole purpose of trying to gain a visa to Australia. Speak to us and we can find a course that matches your long-term career goals.

Step 1: Study a course or package of courses

Study a course or package of courses that goes for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in Cabinet Making.

Step 2: Receive the Temporary Graduate Visa

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

Step 3: Participate in the Job Ready Program

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Cabinet Maker.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Step 4: Apply for a General Skilled Migration Visas

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Cabinet Maker you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.

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Interviews with Our Students

Feel free to check these interviews with some of our students.

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William is studying Associate Degree of Civil Engineering at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. He's building up his work experience and will apply for a permanent visa to Australia.

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After Chris traveled to Australia on a vacation, he fell in love with the country and decided to pursue his dream to become a bricklayer in Australia.

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Denise came to Australia several times when she was younger and fell in love with the country. She decided to apply for a student visa and started her course at the Southbank campus of TAFE Queensland.

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In late 2017 he decided to study joinery in Australia. He has now finished his course and has just had his temporary graduate work visa approved (subclass 485).

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After finishing high school, Louis decided to Automotive Mechanical at a college on The Gold Coast. After completing this course he obtained the Temporary Graduate Work Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In case you don’t find an answer to your question, feel free to consult with one of our agents.

What do you do as a Cabinet Maker?

Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture. A Cabinet Maker will also do any of the following in a normal day:

  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood
  • working from drawings and specifications to make furniture
  • making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
  • making frames for chairs and couches
  • may repair and refurbish furniture and antiques
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Where can I study to be a Cabinet Maker in Australia?

International students can study to be a Cabinet Maker in Brisbane, Melbourne and the Gold Coast

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Can foreigners do a Cabinet Maker apprenticeship in Australia?

International students can’t do a Cabinet Making apprenticeship in Australia. Instead, they can study a 24-month vocational course to become a qualified Cabinet Maker. Click here to read more about apprenticeships and vocational courses for international students

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How much does a Cabinet Maker get paid?

As per Job Outlook, a qualified Cabinet Maker earns $1,050 a week, on average

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What qualifications do I need to be a Cabinet Maker?

To be a qualified Cabinet Maker in Australia you need to have successfully completed a Certificate III in Cabinet Making

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How much is a Cabinet Making course?

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making courses costs $12,000 – $15,000 per year. Costs vary depending on the study location.

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How long does it take to become a qualified Cabinet Maker?

It takes 12-24 months to complete the Certificate III in Cabinet Making, depending on the study location.

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What is the study timetable like for Cabinet Maker course?

The timetable when studying to become a Diesel Motor Mechanic will usually require you to be on campus for 15-20 hours per week, over 2-3 days.

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Will these qualifications be recognised in my home country?

These qualifications are part of the Australian Qualification Framework. Most countries, specifically European or North American countries, accept qualifications issued by Australia. So yes, generally speaking, the qualifications will be accepted and allow you to work in your home country. Please note, we would always advise you check specifically with your home country.

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What is the difference between cabinet making and joinery?

Sometimes Cabinet Making and Joinery are used interchangeably, however these are two different trades. Both trades are mainly working with wood, but the work of a Cabinet Maker can be more intricate and detailed. A Cabinet Maker may work building kitchens, bathroom vanities, cabinets, kitchen work tops, bookcases and other pieces of furniture. A Joinery builds with wood without using nails and might build things such as stairs, windows, door frames, bookcases and cabinet as well.

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Is a Cabinet Maker in demand in Australia?

As per JobOutlook, Cabinet Making is predicted to experience stable future growth as an industry, with 89% of Cabinet Makers in full time work. Cabinet Maker is also on Australia’s Medium and Long Term Skills Shortage List (MLTSSL).

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What tools does a cabinet maker use?

A Cabinet Maker may need any of the following tools in a normal days work: saw table, mitre saw, panel saw, planer, jointer, drum sander, routers, cordless drills, laminate trimmers, jigsaws, finish staplers, band saw and dust extraction system.

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How do I get started?

If you complete this questionnaire we’ll be able to send you some detailed information on the course and explain what documents you’ll need for enrolment

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