If you love building things and using your creative flair, have you considered a career in furniture and cabinet making? There is always demand for tradespeople who can make objects for domestic or commercial interiors.
There are courses in both:
Once you have completed an apprenticeship, you will be able to find work as a cabinet maker or furniture manufacturer.
Skills and knowledge you will learn:
- occupational health and safety
- performing measurements and calculations
- interpreting plans and documentation
- safe operation of hand and power tools and woodworking machinery
- furniture design and construction techniques
- computer aided drafting
- applying decorative surfaces to furniture
- reading and interpreting work documents
- estimating and costing a job
- CNC technology
- furniture polishing (spray gun) and installation techniques
NMIT pre-apprentices have been recognised at the Victorian Furniture Industry Training Awards for three consecutive years, from 2007 to 2009.
Available Courses (3)
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Building your future - if you prefer to work with your hands in a fast paced environment, start your career in cabinetry manufacturing or run your own cabinetry business. Target your creative and versatile skills by becoming a qualified kitchen and bathroom installer in this growing industry.
Custom-made career options - produce furniture to your own design, work for cabinetry manufacturers or start your own bespoke furniture business. Target your creative and versatile skills by becoming a qualified cabinet/furniture maker in this growing industry.
Start building your career in furniture. Kick start your apprenticeship with certificate II in furniture making and make your own furniture, start a picture framing business or build your career in the furniture manufacturing trade.
Available Short Courses (3)
This course provides a background to instrument design, basic wood working skills, basic sound theory, selecting tone wood and their use, the theory and practice of instrument construction including the fit out with electronic components. Additionally participants will develop skills in the use of a range of woodworking tools relevant to instrument making.
This course is a continuation of the principles learned during the Electric Guitar and Bass Making 1 short course, which includes instrument design, wood working skills, sound theory, selecting tone wood and their use, the theory and practice of instrument construction including the fit out with electronic components. The course includes the concept and design work as well as the construction of jigs and templates that are preliminary to building a new instrument.
Have you ever wanted to make your own furniture? Whether a beginner or equipped with some woodworking knowledge, NMIT’s Furniture Making short course is the perfect start point. Develop and practice woodwork skills to produce basic items of furniture. Use hand tools and some power tools.