Manufacturing Engineering and Technology

MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology



Workers with this qualification have tradesperson-level skills in the manufacture and/or installation of products, including furniture and cabinetry, made from timber and other materials.

They have core skills in tool use, measuring, drawing (including computer-aided design), interpreting work documentation, preparing cutting lists, communication, teamwork, and safe and environmentally sustainable work practices. They may have specialised skills in wood machining, cabinet and furniture making, kitchen and bathroom construction and installation, marine cabinetry, coopering or drafting.

Core Units

Units Description
MSFFM2013 Use furniture making hand and power tools
MSFFM3030 Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3031 Prepare cutting lists from design and production documentation
MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3005 Read and interpret work documents
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106 Work in a team

Elective Units

Units Description
Group A: Furniture
MSFFF2012 Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM3028 Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furnishing products
MSFFM2018 Operate basic static machines safely
Group B: Kitchens and bathrooms
MSFFM3041 Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
MSFKB2003 Prepare for cabinetry installation
MSFKB3012 Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
MSFFM3038 Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3042 Fabricate cabinetry
MSFFM3043 Install cabinetry
Group D: Wood Machining
MSFFM3033 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
MSFFM3034 Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
Group G: General electives
MSFGN3006 Estimate and cost job
MSFFM3040 Produce and maintain cutting tools
MSFFM2019 Assemble furnishing products
TLID0021 Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances
MSFFDM4009 Match furnishing style and materials to customer requirements
Group H: Safe Work
MSMWHS200 Work safely

Course Delivery

Classroom based training sessions to develop the knowledge and theoretical understandings. Practical sessions in the workshop.


The assessment process includes the gathering of evidence to demonstrate the student’s competence. Students are assessed using written assessment and direct observation of practical demonstration.

Course Entry Requirements


Student Entry Requirements

  • Successful completion of year 11 or equivalent or the equivalent level of study (AQF Level III & IV)
  • Successful completion of Determining Suitability Assessment
  • 18 years of age or above.
  • Any enrolment specific requirements or conditions are detailed on the 1st page of Letter of Offer.
  • Minimum English level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (International Student) or a Lennox College Placement Test

*These entry requirements are in addition to Course Entry Requirements

Academic Entry Requirements



There are no pre-requisites for this qualification.

RPL / Course Credit

Lennox offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Course Credit to students through the enrolment process.


Pathways For Students

After achieving the MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology, candidates may choose to undertake MSF40222 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Manufacturing or other relevant qualifications at other RTO’s.

Job Roles

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Cabinet Maker (Furniture)
  • Furniture Finisher
  • Furniture Finisher (French Polishing)
  • Furniture Maker
  • Joiner
  • Assistant installer (built-in cabinets for kitchens/bathrooms)


At the successful completion of the course students will be awarded with the “Testamur” and a “Record of Results” which provides detailed Units of Competency completed in the course.

At the Partial Completion of the course students will be awarded with a “Statement of Attainment” which will detail only the Units of Competency that student has achieved competency from the course.

The tuition fees for your course is $27,200.00

Fees include Material and Application Fees ($250 Application Fee, $1950 Material Fees)

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