Trinity Institute Australia


Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology - Fast-Track

(CRICOS Code: 113754G)


Workers with this qualification have tradesperson-level skills in the 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. Work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader activities involving established routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures. Individuals collaborate with others to achieve quality outcomes and take responsibility for their own work.

QualificationOn successful completion of this course students are awarded MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology.

Target GroupsTarget groups for MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology are international students who are:

  • Seeking to accelerate their studies
  • Seeking to pursue a career in the building and construction industry
  • Seeking to pursue a career as a Cabinet Maker
  • Seeking to enter a new industry sector
  • Seeking a pathway to higher level qualifications.

DurationTrinity Institute (Australia) delivers this qualification over 52 weeks, including 42 weeks of training and assessment and 10 weeks of holidays. 

DeliveryThis course is conducted with a blended learning model that includes face-to-face learning in classrooms and in simulated cabinet making worksites, and also via interactive online learning.

Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses:

  • 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Woodworking workshop (simulated worksite) address:

  • 62 Tattersall Road, Kings Park NSW

Career Outcomes
Students who complete this course often seek employment in roles such as:

  • Cabinet Maker
  • Shopfitter
  • Joiner
    *Licensing requirements may apply

Education Pathways Students are provided with advice on employment and training options throughout the delivery of the program. After achieving the MSF30322 Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology students may choose to undertake other relevant qualifications.

Recognition Of Prior LearningCredit and RPL are available to students with prior skills, experience, knowledge, or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, in a related area. Recognition may reduce the duration of this course.

NoteThis course may involve the need to be able to lift and carry heavy equipment and materials.

Please contact Team Trinity for current course fees.

Payment terms and conditions are included in the International Student Handbook. Additionally a detailed payment plan and payment arrangements are provided in the letter of offer and written agreement which is provided to the student for their review and agreement prior to acceptance into the course. The agreement also includes details of additional fees and charges, which may be applicable.

International students are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Australia. Trinity Institute (Australia) provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook.

Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. Students should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

Trinity Institute (Australia) has the following entry requirements:

International students must:

Be at least 18 years of age.

Meet the following education requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent; or
  • a Certificate III qualification or equivalent or above.

Meet the following English requirements:

  • Have an IELTS academic score of 6.0 or equivalent (test must have been taken be no more than 12 months ago).
    NOTE: English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
  • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
  • Successful completion of at least 6 months of a Certificate IV level course or above in an Australian education institution; or
  • Successful completion of an Oxford English language placement test with an overall score of not less than Level B2 (Upper Intermediate).

Trinity Institute (Australia) also conducts an entry interview with all prospective students to confirm their details and ensure that the course selected is the most appropriate for their needs.

Training and assessment is scheduled for 20 hours attendance per week during terms. It is recommended that students spend an additional 8 hours per week on study, research, practice and assessment preparation. Class sessions are planned to ensure that students have a mixture of practical and theoretical components and those classes cater for a wide variety of learning styles. Assessments are conducted using a variety of methods for theory and practical. At the beginning of each unit you will receive details of assessment tasks to be completed. Workplace practices and environments are simulated within our fully functioning woodworking workshops, which are used to conduct skills based assessments.

The timing for this course is as per our current timetable. Please contact us via email for details.

The facilities and equipment that will be provided for this course are:

  • Training rooms
  • Simulated cabinet making/woodworking worksites with associated equipment and tools required for all units
  • Personal protective and safety equipment such as Trinity Institute (Australia) safety workshirt, eye protection, hearing protection and gloves as required for each unit
  • Starter woodworking tool kit and toolbag

The equipment that students should have includes:

  • A laptop that is installed with Microsoft Office or similar
  • A scientific calculator or carpenter’s calculator phone APP
  • Safety work boots
  • Protective workwear: trousers, overalls
  • And other personal protective equipment and tools as listed on resources list prior to enrolment.

Course Progress

Note that for international students’ satisfactory course progress is required in order to meet visa requirements. More information can be found in the International Student Handbook.

Units of competency offered are:

  • 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
  • MSFFF2012 – Prepare surfaces for finishing
  • MSFFM2016 – Join solid timber
  • MSFFM2017 – Hand make timber joints
  • MSFFM2018 – Operate basic static machines safely
  • MSFFM3029 – Select timbers for furniture production
  • MSFKB2003 – Prepare for cabinetry installation
  • MSFFM3043 – Install cabinetry
  • CPCCCA3014 – Construct and install bulkheads*
  • CUAACD312 – Produce computer-aided drawings
  • BSBOPS304 – Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • MSFFM2014 – Select and apply hardware
  • MSFFM2019 – Assemble furnishing products
  • MSFGN3006 – Estimate and cost job
  • MSFFM2015 – Apply sheet laminates by hand
  • MSFFM3041 – Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
  • CPCCWHS2001 – Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCOM1013 – Plan and organise work
Application and Enrolment
To enrol for this course you must complete an application form and then send it to with all required documentation.
For more information on enrolment, credit, RPL, student support or orientation, please refer to the International Student Handbook.
Contact Details
Call our office on 1300 980 497 or email us at
Trinity Institute (Australia) campuses at:
Parramatta CBD Campus: 43 Hunter Street, Parramatta NSW
Sydney CBD Campus: Level 5, 770 George Street, Sydney NSW
Woodworking workshop:
62 Tattersall Road Kings Park NSW


At Trinity Institute (Australia), we are driven by our goal to empower our students to meet their full potential. We aim to do so by providing an effective learning environment that challenges and stimulates the minds of our students. We have found that learning is more effective when students enjoy themselves.


A college may be an academic entity, but its responsibilities go far beyond studies. Trinity Institute (Australia) recognises this, and endeavours to ensure that each and every student has the opportunity to develop themselves and become well-rounded individuals in the professional world. Our commitment to achieving this is evident in the strong work ethic of our teaching staff, our cultural mix and our emphasis on personal and academic development. We value the diverse background of our learners and demonstrate this in our teaching, curriculum and services.

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