Furniture and Cabinet-Making Courses


If you love building things and working with wood, furniture and cabinet making course is for you. This course is for people who enjoy creating beautiful things and working with their hands. Learn to manufacture furniture for furniture and cabinet manufacturers or start your own furniture business. There are courses in pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships in Australia. After completing an apprenticeship, you will be able to find work as a furniture manufacturer or cabinet maker.

Skills and knowledge you will learn include:
• Furniture design and construction techniques
• Furniture polishing and installation techniques
• Applying decorative surfaces to furniture
• Performing measurements and calculations
• Interpreting plans and work documents
• Operation of hand and power tools
• Computer aided drafting and design
• Computerized numerical control technology
• Estimating and costing a job
• Occupational health and safety

Furniture Making
Learn the skills and knowledge required to create and manufacture pieces of furniture or built-in cabinets. Gain a comprehensive knowledge of hand techniques in Certificate II in Furniture Making. You will learn how to prepare surfaces, restore furnishing items, mix and apply stains, apply finishing material and operate a range of furniture equipment.

Cabinet Making
Learn design, manufacture and installation of joinery items including bathroom vanities, kitchens, wardrobes and freestanding furniture. Construct projects according to plans, specification and customer requirements. You will be able to work using a range of construction materials and techniques including timber, plastic laminates manufactured board, and flat-paneled products.

Possible career paths include:
• furniture maker
• furniture upholsterer
• furniture restoration
• cabinet maker
• kitchen and bathroom installer
• cabinetry sales professional
• manufacturing tradesperson
• furniture entrepreneur
Build a clean future with careers across domestic and commercial markets, qualified furniture and cabinet makers are in constant demand across different industry including construction, manufacturing and retail trade.

Furniture & Cabinet-Making Courses Providers in Australia:

Riverina Institute
Riverina Institute offers a Certificate III in Cabinet Making (MSF31113). Learn design, manufacture and installation of furniture items including kitchens, wardrobes, bathroom vanities and freestanding furniture. This course is for people who want to learn joinery techniques and use modern tools in manufacturing.

Melbourne Polytechnic
Train with industry leaders, Melbourne Polytechnic pre-apprentices have been recognised at the Victorian Furniture Industry Training Awards. Melbourne Polytechnic creates custom-made career options with the Certificate III in Cabinet Making. Learn how to manufacture furniture or start your own furniture business.

Chisholm – Winner Australian and Victorian Large Training Provider of the Year. They offer Certificate II in Furniture Making; Certificate III in Furniture Making; Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Victoria University
Enjoy a satisfying career as a cabinet maker or furniture builder with a basic pre-apprenticeship course to prepare you for the MSF31113 – Certificate III in Cabinet-Making.

The Polytechnic of Western Australia
The Polytechnic of Western Australia offers Certificate II in Furniture Making (Pre-Apprenticeship – Cabinet Making Furniture Making) for people wanting to acquire the skills knowledge in the furniture-making industry.

Training Prospects
Training Prospects offers Certificate III in Cabinet Making. The course covers the knowledge and skills required to perform a range of skills at trade-level for those who want to work in the furniture making, manufacturing and installation of fitted furniture.

USQ Artworx
USQ Artworx offers Bespoke Furniture Making there are two classes conducted – introductory and intermediate. Students will be able to do projects such as table toilet mirror with carving, dovetailed document box, Japanese style tea tray and cracket stool after finishing the course.