Cabinet Making

What does a cabinet maker do?

Cabinet makers use a variety of different types of natural and manufactured materials; they work in the domestic, commercial and industrial industry sectors.

The cabinet making process includes:

  • Drawings and specifications
  • Selecting materials
  • Ordering and/or producing samples
  • Fine and accurate finish in outcomes such as cabinetry, shelving and furniture

The projects often finish with hinges, locks, drawers and shelves.

Course Code: Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113 

What does a cabinet maker do?

Cabinet makers use a variety of different types of natural and manufactured materials; they work in the domestic, commercial and industrial industry sectors.

The cabinet making process includes:

  • Drawings and specifications
  • Selecting materials
  • Ordering and/or producing samples
  • Fine and accurate finish in outcomes such as cabinetry, shelving and furniture

The projects often finish with hinges, locks, drawers and shelves.

Course Code: Certificate III in Cabinet Making MSF31113 

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What are the weekly wages?


First Stage
$474.24*


Second Stage
$560.50*


Third Stage
$646.76*


Fourth Stage
$776.34*


Cabinet Maker
$890.12*

*Correct as per Building and Construction General Onsite Award 2010 as at 1 July 2019.
The weekly rates of pay have been calculated to include the tool, industry and special allowances based on a Junior Apprentice who has completed Year 12.

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