Sherwood Park (Warrnambool), Workplace training
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|Full-time, Apprenticeship, Traineeship
|Start any time
|On-the-job training plus one day a week on campus.
Want to begin a career in the cabinet making industry?
This apprenticeship will provide you with the ideal starting place to begin your career in this diverse industry. It will give you the skills to work as a qualified cabinet maker and the opportunity to continue study to specialise in the design of kitchen, bathrooms and interior spaces or furniture design and technology.
During this apprenticeship, you will develop hands-on skills and knowledge required to perform a range of tasks at trade-level for working in the cabinet and furniture making industries. This may include manufacture and installation of fitted furniture, typically in a kitchen, bathroom or related context.
During this apprenticeship, you will gain hands-on skills and experience a variety of areas in the cabinet making industry (depending on the elective units you and your employer select). They may include:
Upon successful completion, you will be equipped to gain employment as a qualified cabinet making. You can work in the kitchen and bathroom industries manufacturing and installing cabinetry.
You may choose to specialise in furniture making to work in the design and manufacture of bespoke and production furniture.
You may choose to continue further study at Certificate IV level specialising in the design of kitchen, bathrooms and interior spaces or furniture design and technology.
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.
You need to be employed as an apprentice in the cabinet making industry to be eligible to enrol in this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice on 1300 648 911.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 28 units: 6 core and 22 electives.
|Make measurements and calculations
|Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
|Communicate in the workplace
|Work in a team
|Deliver and monitor a service to customers
|Store and handle dangerous goods and hazardous substances
|Use furniture making hand and power tools
|Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
|Prepare cutting lists from design and production documentation
|Read and interpret work documents
|Hand make timber joints
|Operate basic static machines safely
|Produce angled and curved components using manufactured board
|Produce angled and curved components using solid timber
|Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
|Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
|Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
|Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
|Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
|Estimate and cost job
|Prepare for cabinetry installation
|Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
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 course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type
|Indicative Course Fee
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
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)
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.
There are five simple steps to apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship with us.
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