Certificate III In Cabinet Making And Timber Technology [MSF30322]


Course Description

In the realm of craftsmanship and design, wood has been a timeless medium for creating beautiful and functional pieces of art. If you’ve ever dream of crafting exquisite wooden furniture or working with timber in a professional capacity, the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology is your gateway to the world of woodworking mastery. Individuals holding this certification possess skill set encompasses proficiency in tool operation, precise measurement, drafting (inclusive of computer-aided design), interpretation of work-related documents, formulation of cutting lists, effective communication, collaborative teamwork, and the implementation of safe and ecologically responsible work methods.

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology is typically a 2 year long program, consisting of both theory and practical components. You’ll learn the foundational principles and techniques in the classroom, and then apply them in our state-of-the-art woodworking workshops. Embarking on a career in cabinet making and timber technology is not only a fulfilling and creative choice but also a smart one. The demand for skilled woodworkers is on the rise, and by completing the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology, you’re opening doors to a world of opportunities.

Are you ready to craft your future in wood? Enroll in our Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology program, and start your journey toward becoming a master of woodwork today. Your woodworking dreams are within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve them.

Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology
Certificate III in Cabinet Making

Unmatched Expertise:
Our course is designed by industry experts who have years of experience in cabinet making and timber technology. They bring their vast knowledge and insights to the classroom, ensuring that you receive top-notch education in this field.

Hands-on Learning:
Learning by doing is at the heart of our program. You’ll spend significant time working in well-equipped woodworking workshops, applying your skills to real-world projects. This practical experience is invaluable and sets you on a path to becoming a highly skilled cabinet maker.

Comprehensive Curriculum:
Our curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including:

      • Timber Selection: Learn to identify and select the right timber for various projects.
      • Woodworking Tools and Equipment: Master the use of woodworking tools, from hand tools to advanced machinery.
      • Joinery Techniques: Acquire skills in dovetail joints, mortise and tenon joints, and other essential joinery methods.
      • Furniture Design: Understand the principles of furniture design and create your own original pieces.
      • Safety and Sustainability: Prioritize safety and learn about sustainable timber practices.
      • Project Management: Develop project management skills, ensuring you can oversee complex woodworking projects effectively.

Job Opportunities:
With a Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology, you’ll be well-prepared to pursue a rewarding career in various roles, including:

      • Cabinet Maker: Create custom cabinets and woodworking projects.
      • Furniture Designer: Design and craft unique, bespoke furniture.
      • Timber Technology Specialist: Work with advanced wood technology in manufacturing and construction.
      • Woodworking Educator: Share your knowledge and skills as an instructor in woodworking schools or workshops.

Our course is designed to accommodate your needs. Whether you’re just starting your journey in woodworking or you’re a seasoned hobbyist looking to take your skills to the next level, our program caters to a wide range of skill levels.

Entry Requirements

    • Applicants must be 18 years or older.
    • All the applicants require the successful completion of studies equivalent to Australian year 12 education as the minimum level of entry into this course.
    • Furthermore, entry into this course students must be able demonstrate:

– IELTS 5.5 overall or equivalent English proficiency, OR
– Student has completed an English Language course with an Australian educational institution exiting at an Upper Intermediate level, OR
– Student has undertaken at least 5 years’ prior study in an educational institution from selected countries where English was the medium of instruction; OR
– Student has successfully completed in Australia in the English language either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or studies at the Certificate IV or higher level, in the two years before applying to Pinnacle Institute.

English Language Requirements

Test Type
Score or level
Minimum score and at least 10 weeks ELICOS
Minimum score and at least 20 weeks ELICOS

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)




TOEFL internet-based test




Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English)




Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)




Oxford English Test

B for each test component



*ELICOS – English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students

Domestic Student Fees

  • Enrolment Fees (AUD): $250
  • Material Fees (AUD): $750
  • Tuition Fees (AUD): $14,000
  • Total Fees (AUD): $15,000

International Student Fees

  • Enrolment Fees (AUD): $250
  • Material Fees (AUD): $750
  • Tuition Fees (AUD): $24,500
  • Total Fees (AUD): $25,500

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-face classroom delivery.
  • Self-paced study.
  • Supervised on site practical training.

This qualification will be delivered at:

  • 6/34 Old Cleveland Road, Stones Corner QLD 4120.
  • Unit 4/126-130, Compton Road, Woodridge, QLD 4114.

Learners and trainers have access to high-quality, relevant facilities and training rooms where theoretical and practical training is conducted.

Course Duration
  • All International students have up to 106 weeks to complete the required theory and practical components of this program including Holidays and 78 weeks for the Domestic students
Course Outcome

On successful completion of this course (the student being deemed competent in all units) the student will be awarded the Certificate III in Cabinet making and Timber Technology MSF30322 If only units are completed and not the full qualification Pinnacle will award a Statement of Attainment. The qualification will be awarded in line with the guidelines outlined in the VET Quality Framework.

Graduates at this level will have broad knowledge and skills for paraprofessional / highly skilled work and/or further learning.

Course Structure

106 weeks classroom delivery [includes a maximum of 16 weeks holiday] depending on intake. Students must attend minimum 20 hours class time per week as part of your student visa requirements. Distance learning is not available.

Course Units
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
MSFFM3038  –  Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3041  –  Determine and document requirements for cabinetry installation
MSFFM3042  –  Fabricate cabinetry
MSFFM3043  –  Install cabinetry
MSFFM3045  –  Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centers
MSFKB2003  –  Prepare for cabinetry installation
MSFKB3012  –  Plan kitchen and bathroom projects
CUAACD312  –  Produce computer-aided drawings
MSFFDM4002  –  Collect and interpret information to support production processes
MSFFDM4012  –  Produce computer-aided line and component production drawings
MSFFDM4014  –  Produce manual and computer-aided drawings from design concepts
BSBOPS304  –  Deliver and monitor a service to customers
CPCCJN3003  –  Manufacture components for doors, windows and frames
MSFFM2014  –  Select and apply hardware
MSFGN3006  –  Estimate and cost job
CPCWHS1001  –  Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
CPCCWHS2001  –  Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Upon completing the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology, you’ll have a world of career opportunities at your fingertips. The woodworking industry is diverse, and your newfound skills can lead to various roles and specializations:

Cabinet Maker:
As a cabinet maker, you’ll specialize in crafting cabinets and storage solutions, from kitchen cabinetry to bathroom vanities. Your work will enhance the functionality and aesthetics of homes and commercial spaces.

Furniture Designer:
Furniture designers create custom and one-of-a-kind pieces, infusing their unique style and artistic vision into every creation. Whether you’re crafting contemporary, vintage, or avant-garde furniture, you’ll have the creative freedom to bring your ideas to life.

Timber Technology Specialist:
For those intrigued by the technological aspects of woodworking, a career as a timber technology specialist may be ideal. In this role, you’ll work with advanced wood technology, such as CNC machines, automated joinery systems, and other cutting-edge equipment, used in manufacturing and construction.

Woodworking Educator:
Sharing knowledge and skills is a rewarding path for many woodworking enthusiasts. With your certificate in hand, you could become an instructor, teaching others the art of cabinet making and timber technology in schools, workshops, or through online platforms.

The Versatility of Woodworking:
The skills and expertise acquired through the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology are not limited to a single career path. They also offer versatility for those who wish to explore different avenues within the woodworking industry. Here are a few additional directions where your woodworking skills can take you:

Custom Woodworker:
Custom woodworking involves creating unique, one-off pieces for clients who appreciate individuality. This could include crafting bespoke tables, chairs, desks, or any other custom requests. Custom woodworking often caters to clients who desire a personalized touch in their furnishings.

Woodworking Entrepreneur:
The knowledge gained from this program can empower you to start your own woodworking business. Whether you establish a small, local shop focused on custom furniture or a larger-scale operation producing specialized woodworking products, entrepreneurship in this field is a viable option.

Restoration Specialist:
Wood restoration is a specialized skill that can be in high demand. As a restoration specialist, you’ll work on antique and vintage pieces, preserving their beauty and functionality. This role combines woodworking expertise with historical appreciation.

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology is more than just a course; it’s a passport to a world of craftsmanship, creativity, and endless possibilities. Through the program, you’ll develop the skills and expertise to create stunning pieces from timber, explore various career paths, and become a part of a community that celebrates the art of woodworking.

This certificate isn’t just about the skills you’ll acquire; it’s about the journey of self-discovery, artistic expression, and lifelong learning. As you start this woodworking adventure, remember that every piece you create is a reflection of your passion and dedication, and it’s your contribution to a timeless tradition of craftsmanship. Whether you’re pursuing a career or diving into woodworking as a lifelong passion, the Certificate III in Cabinet Making and Timber Technology is your first step towards a world of creativity and craftsmanship that knows no bounds.

How To Apply

Complete Your Application

Conveniently fill in our online application forms or download our admission form and send to Pinnacle Institute via email or post.

Gather Your Documentation

Prepare and attach all required documents with your application according to Pinnacle Institute entry requirements.

Admission Offer & Paying Fees

Successful applicants will receive our offer of Admission. By paying your tuition fees upon this, you'll receive a confirmation.

In-Depth Exploration of Cabinet Making and Timber Technology

As you embark on your journey into cabinet making, you’ll be introduced to a wealth of knowledge and skills that will form the foundation of your woodworking expertise. Here’s an in-depth look at what you can expect to learn throughout the program:

Timber Selection and Identification:
Woodworking begins with understanding your materials. You’ll delve into the world of timber, learning how to identify various wood species, assess their characteristics, and select the right wood for each project. This knowledge is essential for achieving the desired look, strength, and durability in your creations.

Essential Woodworking Tools and Equipment:
One of the most exciting aspects of this program is the hands-on experience you’ll gain with a wide array of woodworking tools and equipment. From chisels and hand saws to power tools like table saws and routers, you’ll become proficient in using these instruments to shape and join wood effectively. Safety procedures and practices are stressed throughout to ensure that you develop good habits and prevent accidents.

Mastering Joinery Techniques:
Joinery is the art of connecting pieces of wood to form strong, stable structures. You’ll become skilled in classic woodworking joints like dovetails, mortise and tenon, finger joints, and more. Understanding how to create precise, snug-fitting joints is essential in the construction of cabinets, furniture, and other wooden projects.

Furniture Design Principles:
Every piece of wooden furniture has a story to tell, and you’ll learn how to craft these stories with your designs. Whether you aspire to create contemporary, minimalist furniture or intricate, antique-style pieces, you’ll explore the principles of furniture design. This includes ergonomics, aesthetics, proportion, and functionality. Your designs will seamlessly blend artistry and practicality.

Safety and Sustainability:
Woodworking is an inherently safe craft when practiced with care and knowledge. Our program emphasizes safety at all levels of woodworking, from tool handling to shop organization. Furthermore, you’ll also gain insights into sustainable practices, understanding the importance of responsibly sourced timber and Eco-friendly finishes, ensuring you can contribute to a greener future for woodworking.

Project Management and Execution:
Becoming a master cabinet maker goes beyond just understanding the craft. You’ll also develop project management skills, allowing you to oversee complex woodworking projects with precision. You’ll learn how to plan, budget, and execute projects efficiently, ensuring they meet or exceed your client’s expectations.

What Makes Us Unique


Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia with a population of around 1.6 million in the greater metropolitan area. The city is located in the southeast corner of Queensland (27.5oS, 153oE) and is 960 km (596miles) nort. We are committed to provide consistent and practical solutions to our students with a personal touch and strive to support our services.


We have qualified and experienced trainers, dedicated towards providing quality education to the students.


Student support and services contribute to the quality of their learning experience and their academic success.


We believe to create a welcoming, nurturing atmosphere where students can not only learn, but also feel at home.


The institute has spacious air-conditioned classrooms with natural light. Data projectors installed for presentations.