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This qualification is for individuals working as cabinet makers in the furniture industry, in domestic or commercial kitchens, bathrooms and fitted fitment manufacturing and installation.
Cabinet makers typically construct panel products using hand and power tools, as well as using basic static, numeric controlled and computer numeric controlled machinery.
You'll prepare materials, monitor and run equipment and machinery and investigate and apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems.
Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work.
You may also provide leadership and guidance to others with a limited degree of responsibility for their output.
As a graduate you'll qualify for a range of practical and technical cabinet-making roles, including cabinet production and product installation.
1 day per week for 124 weeks (998 hours)
This program is delivered through:
- on-the-job training and assessment
- hands-on workshops and off-the-job training.
In this program your practical experience and training is divided between your employer and RMIT.
You have the option to study in the workplace where an RMIT trainer will visit you regularly to carry out training and assessment.
You can also choose to study 1 day per week at RMIT in state-of-the-art facilities at our Melbourne City campus, working on industry-standard equipment such as:
- numeric controller Altendorf panel saw
- automatic edge banding machine
- computer controlled 5 axis machining centre.
We'll provide manuals and a variety of practical exercises. Your employer will also provide some training.
Program trainers have current industry experience and up-to-date knowledge of the market including the latest trends and innovations.
Your training includes lectures, workshops, presentations and group discussions.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes written, verbal and visual presentations, reports and practical assignments.
All programs are delivered in English.
You can access online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
As a cabinet maker your work activities may include:
- liaising with clients regarding the job’s requirements
- estimating job costs
- measuring and drawing site layout for manufactured furniture
- programming and controlling Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines
- fabricating custom furniture
- preparing and assembling cabinets for installation
- selecting and installing hardware.
Apprentices are prepared for a range of practical and technical roles, including those that involve:
- producing cabinets for the built-in environment
- installation of product.
Jobs may include:
- cabinet maker/installer.
Professional recognition and accreditation
In the state of Victoria, cabinet makers in the kitchen, bathroom and fitted fitment sectors are not required to be licensed.
RMIT has strong links to the Cabinet Makers Association Inc and has an understanding that all RMIT-trained apprentices in Victoria will achieve a minimum work benchmark that they must complete to acceptable industry standard.
Once qualified, students may choose to become a Registered Building Practitioner.