Cabinet Making Apprenticeship

Build, draft and chip your way into a successful career with a nationally recognised cabinet making qualification with 1300apprentice.

With cabinet makers earning an average yearly salary of $63,375* per year in Australia ($32.50 per hour), cabinet making, wood joinery and carpentry is a popular profession, according to the job site, Indeed. 

As with most apprenticeships and traineeships, no two days are the same. Cabinet makers are specialised woodworkers trained in designing and building cabinetry and furniture. They are often tasked with creating internal infrastructure that makes a house a home. Cabinet making can cover many sectors, including key areas such as residential furnishing (homes), commercial spaces (corporate offices) and hospitality (restaurants and hotels).

By applying for a cabinet making apprenticeship with 1300apprentice, you might be tasked with: 

  • Choosing hardwood/softwood timbers, veneers, particleboard and synthetic woods
  • Marking, cutting and turning wood with equipment and machinery (under the guidance of a professional)
  • Making and assembling furniture
  • Working from templates, drawings and deciphering specifications
  • Drafting new designs 
  • Assembling furniture from shaped parts
  • Repairing and refurbishing old furniture 
  • Adding fine detail to furniture and cabinetry
  • Examining designs, drawings and parts to determine specifications

About Cabinet Making Apprenticeships

If you’re looking for a rewarding career change, or need formal training to perform skills at trade-level in furniture making, this entry-level cabinet making apprenticeship is a great place to start. 

The Certificate III in Cabinet Making is designed to provide you with the necessary practical skills required to design, manufacture and install internal infrastructure for residential and commercial spaces. This national qualification will improve your skills with a variety of practical trade techniques, procedures and equipment used within the industry. Some installation skills may be applied to some projects. 

The apprenticeship covers topics including organising on-site work, planning kitchen and bathroom layouts and applying quality standards. 

Due to the nature of this apprenticeship,  you will feel comfortable working with hand and power tools, have a keen eye for detail and demonstrate initiative. 

Throughout the duration of the 4 year apprenticeship, you will be guided and supported by experienced professionals. 

*This cabinet making apprenticeship is a nationally recognised qualification, valid in all states and territories of Australia. 

Why choose 1300apprentice?

Whatever your path, 1300apprentice is here to ensure people succeed in their careers.

Since our inception, 1300apprentice has partnered and connected candidates with employers from all backgrounds to achieve vocational excellence and we have the testimonials to prove it. We provide woodworking and cabinet making apprenticeships for women, Aboriginal and Torres-Strait Islanders, mature-aged apprenticeships and so much more.

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