C3317 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)

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Plan: C3317 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture)
Qualification national code: MSF31113
Nominal hours: 1083
Career: TAFE
Duration: One day per week for 120 weeks
Location: RMIT City Campus
Owning school: Architecture & Urban Design (320T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/architecturedesign
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Purpose of the Program

This is an indentured apprenticeship consisting of on and off the job components.

This qualification trains cabinet makers in the domestic and contract solid timber furniture manufacturing industry. Cabinet makers typically construct solid carcass furniture products using hand and power tools as well as a broad range of static machinery. They prepare material, monitor and run equipment and machinery and apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems. They may also provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others.

You will learn a range of skills and knowledge including furniture prototyping, furniture construction, furniture installation and job costing.

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in a post apprenticeship program.

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT programs. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

There are no formal entrance requirements however participants must have secured employment and signed a training agreement, to participate in this program.

You may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience and without a relevant lower level qualification. However, the preferred pathway for candidates entering this
qualification is:

MSF20313, Certificate II in Furniture Making

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External accreditation and industry links

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture), MSF31113 - is a nationally recognised qualification from the Furnishing Training Package (MSF).

The Furniture Programs area in RMIT School of Architecture and Design has substantial links with the furnishing industry within Australia. Employers and industry professional are members of our Industry Advisory Board and have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate as well as to the needs of employers. Teaching staff within the program have worked in industry and continue to maintain links with our industry partners. The regular use of sessional teaching staff also provides students with exposure to current industry practitioners.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services
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Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work
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The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you
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and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.

Online learning tools and content
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