Sherwood Park (Warrnambool)
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|Study Mode||Full-time, Part-time, On Campus|
|Length||Full-time, 10 monthsPart-time, 20 months|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||Full-time: two days a weekPart-time: one day a week|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Considering a career in the furniture or building trades?
This pre-apprenticeship will provide you with the ideal place to get a taste for the carpentry, furniture and cabinet making industry.
During this course, you will become skilled in the use of hand and power tools and learn about safety, timber joints and construction, assembly and the operation of woodworking.
One of the primary advantages of this course is that the skills it teaches can be broadly applied to anything from furniture making to kitchen cabinetry. It also provides a great pathway to an apprenticeship in the cabinet making or carpentry industries.
This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare you for work or further study within the Cabinet Making industry.
The course content is based around building a 'real life' furniture and cabinetry from start to finish which will give you a sound knowledge to kick off your career in the cabinet making industry.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be equipped with the foundation skills to continue further study in the cabinet making industry as an apprentice.
Career opportunities after completing an apprenticeship may include:
This course is a pathway to begin an apprenticeship in the Certificate III in Cabinet Making.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 13 units: 5 core and 8 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|MSFFM2001||Use furniture making sector hand and power tools||40||$0.00|
|MSFGN2001||Make measurements and calculations||30||$0.00|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||30||$0.00|
|MSMSUP102||Communicate in the workplace||20||$0.00|
|MSMSUP106||Work in a team||30||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|MSFFF2004||Prepare surfaces for finishing||24||$0.00|
|MSFFM2002||Assemble furnishing components||20||$0.00|
|MSFFM2005||Join solid timber||8||$0.00|
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints||40||$70.00|
|MSFFM2007||Follow plans to assemble production furniture||16||$0.00|
|MSFFM2010||Set up and operate basic static machines||56||$0.00|
|MSFFM3002||Construct furniture using leg and rail method||64||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,290.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$5,250.00|
Students who are eligible for Victorian government-subsidised training will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more or chat with our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911, or visit a SWTAFE Campus.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$335.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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