Certificate III in Cabinet Making
This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills associated with the manufacture and installation of free-standing or fitted cabinets. Two pathways identify the specialisation.
Job roles/employment outcomes
The LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making describes the trade level outcomes 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.
This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in trade level cabinet making work associated with free standing furniture manufacturing or the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Application would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be required.
Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF20309 Certificate II in Furniture Making or achieved equivalent industry experience.
Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include LMF40508 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.
Additional qualification advice
There are two pathways offered within the Certificate III in Cabinet Making targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers.
Qualification descriptors for this qualification will depend on the pathway selection. Those completing Pathway 1 will achieve a LMF32009 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) and those completing Pathway 2 will achieve a LMF32009 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms).
The MSA31108 Certificate III in Competitive Manufacturing 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.