MSF20322 Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology

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VU course code: MSF20322 | Level of study: TAFE
4 months full time
Face to Face with eLearning


No tuition fees for eligible students

15 July 2024
01 July 2024
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Turn your passion for furniture making into a career with the Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology MSF20322 at Victoria University.

This cabinet-making course will provide you with foundational skills to manufacture and install furniture and cabinetry. You’ll finish the course prepared to work in furniture making, specialising in manufacturing and installing fitted furniture for kitchens and bathrooms.

Along with career skills such as communication and safe-work practices, you will master woodwork techniques including:

  • taking accurate measurements for cabinets and other furniture
  • creating basic technical drawings
  • using hand tools and power tools
  • assembling and finishing cabinets
  • applying surface coating with a spray gun.

Our qualified trainers and assessors, in conjunction with experienced industry partners, will equip you with the skills and knowledge for an exciting career in the furniture industry.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To be awarded the MSF20322 Certificate II in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology, a total of twelve (12) units of competency must be achieved, comprising:

  • seven (7) core units, and;
  • five (5) elective units, of which:

  • at least three (3) units coded MSFFM or MSFKB from the list of electives
  • up to two (2) additional units from the elective list or from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




Following this furniture- and cabinet-making course, you'll be ready to work as an assistant, or under general supervision as a member of a team, building free-standing or built-in furniture.

Graduating with a solid understanding of quality manufacturing, you will be ready for workshop-based or on-site roles, including:

  • timber and composite furniture creation
  • kitchen and bathroom renovation
  • built-in cabinet installation
  • production operations.

Job titles include:

  • assistant cabinet maker
  • assistant installer of built-in cabinets for kitchens.

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