Qualification details

LMF32109 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 04/Oct/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced11/May/2009

Usage recommendation:
Supersedes and is equivalent to LMF30402 - Certificate III in Furniture Making (Cabinet Making) 12/May/2009
Is superseded by and equivalent to MSF31113 - Certificate III in Cabinet Making 09/Dec/2013

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers N/A
CPCCOHS1001A - Work safely in the construction industryWork safely in the construction industry N/A
CUVCRS03B - Produce computer-aided drawingsProduce computer-aided drawings N/A
LMFFF2004B - Prepare surfaces for finishingPrepare surfaces for finishing N/A
LMFFF2006B - Apply surface coatings by spray gunApply surface coatings by spray gun N/A
LMFFM2001B - Use furniture making sector hand and power toolsUse furniture making sector hand and power tools N/A
LMFFM2002B - Assemble furnishing componentsAssemble furnishing components N/A
LMFFM2003B - Select and apply hardwareSelect and apply hardware N/A
LMFFM2005B - Join solid timberJoin solid timber N/A
LMFFM2006B - Hand make timber jointsHand make timber joints N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 394111 Cabinetmaker 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4922-11 Cabinetmaker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Furniture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Wood Carver (Furnishings),Cabinetmaker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 394111 Cabinetmaker 11/May/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4922-11 Cabinetmaker 11/May/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 11/May/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

Qualification codes corrected for references to Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 qualification descriptors.

LMFFT4009A corrected to version B due to a training.gov.au transfer error.


This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of skills associated with the manufacture and installation of free-standing or fitted cabinets. Two pathways identify the specialisation.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making describes the trade level outcomes for those working in furniture making and those involved in the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture typically in a kitchen, bathroom and related context. Installation skills may be applied to new or renovation work. The work is in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.


This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in trade level cabinet making work associated with free standing furniture manufacturing or the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Application would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be required.

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF20309 Certificate II in Furniture Making or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include LMF40508 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Additional qualification advice 

There are two pathways offered within the Certificate III in Cabinet Making targeting the skill requirements of free-standing furniture makers and kitchen and bathroom cabinet makers and installers.

Qualification descriptors for this qualification will depend on the pathway selection. Those completing Pathway 1 will achieve a LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Furniture) and those completing Pathway 2 will achieve a LMF32109 Certificate III in Cabinet Making (Kitchens and Bathrooms).

The MSA31108 Certificate III in Competitive Manufacturing is available for employees at this level who already possess technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification.

Licensing considerations 

Depending on the State and Territory where work is undertaken licensing may relate to this qualification where the candidate is required to work on site assisting in kitchen and bathroom installation. The licensing requirement will usually involve construction induction training. Where licensing is required the unit CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry should be selected. If no licensing requirement exists e.g. where all work will be off-site then the unit MSAPMOHS200A Work safely should be selected.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • complete written documents, forms and timesheets
  • use communication technologies efficiently
  • communicate production abnormalities
  • demonstrate effective and appropriate communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with people from a range of backgrounds
  • read, interpret and communicate production schedules
  • communicate with all team members


  • work cooperatively with people of different ages, gender, race or religion
  • liaise with and provide support to other team members
  • work as part of a team
  • keep team members informed of changes to work practices
  • identify team performance required to meet customer needs
  • provide leadership to others in the team
  • encourage the sharing of information between team members
  • plan and support team activities


  • identify and report problems and make contributions to their solution
  • investigate problem causes
  • implement changes
  • examine tools for damage, missing components or other defects
  • identify and promptly address problems or issues
  • assess quality of work pieces
  • determine effective work practices
  • provide problem solving support to team members
  • problem solve machine operational and maintenance requirements

Initiative and enterprise

  • seek and provide feedback on procedures
  • gather and analyse information
  • record information on the quality and other indicators of production performance
  • adjust and implement production schedules changes
  • provide leadership
  • identify and implement process improvements
  • coordinate work activities and manufacturing processes
  • monitor workplace performance
  • use analytical and decision making skills

Planning and organising

  • identify hazards and implement appropriate hazard control measures
  • organise self and others to meet production schedules
  • identify and rectify stock shortages in advance
  • sequence work to maximise safety and productivity
  • select and use appropriate tools and equipment
  • determine materials, quality and production requirements
  • apply time management skills to ensure work flow


  • interpret and apply relevant acts and regulations
  • keep the work area clean and tidy at all times
  • conduct regular housekeeping activities
  • understand own work activities
  • manage own time and establish own work schedule
  • develop and implement workplace procedures and instructions
  • locate, interpret and apply information relevant to own work
  • monitor and evaluate own work quality
  • accept responsibility for quality of work


  • develop learning activities as appropriate
  • assess competencies in meeting job requirements
  • identify own training needs and seek skill development if required
  • listen to feedback from others
  • identify sources of information to expand knowledge and understanding
  • identify and address skill development needs of others in the team


  • use software applications effectively
  • properly start up, operate and shut down computers
  • work with technology safely and according to workplace standards
  • establish procedures
  • carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and machines
  • operate equipment and machines safely, efficiently and to productivity requirements
  • monitor and adjust machine functions
  • perform machine maintenance as determined by workplace procedures
  • clean and check equipment and machines

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the Certificate III in Cabinet Making, competency must be achieved in twenty eight  (28 ) units of competency.

  • six  (6 ) core units of competency
  • twenty-two  (22 ) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all six  (6 ) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Use furniture making hand and power tools


Read and interpret work documents


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Select twenty-two  (22 ) units from Groups A to F as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of one  (1 ) unit from Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 



Work safely in the construction industry


Work safely

Group B 

Select a minimum of eight  (8 ) units from Groups B and D for Pathway 1  - Furniture 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Assemble furnishing components


Prepare surfaces for finishing


Join solid timber


Hand make timber joints


Construct furniture using leg and rail method


Fabricate custom furniture


Install furnishing products

Group C 

Select a minimum of eight  (8 ) units from Group C and D for Pathway 2  - Kitchens and Bathrooms 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Prepare for cabinet installation


Identify processes in kitchen and bathroom projects


Determine requirements for installation of cabinets


Check and measure fit of cabinets


Conduct on-site adjustments to cabinets and components


Fabricate cabinets for the built-in environment


Install fitted cabinets and components

Group D 

Unit code 

Unit title 



Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Select and apply hardware


Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines


Apply manufactured board conversion techniques


Prepare a cutting list from plans and specifications


Set up, operate and maintain CNC sizing machines


Set up, operate and maintain CNC machining and processing centres


Estimate and cost job


Apply cost factors to work practices

Group E 

Select up to thirteen  (13 ) units from Groups E and F as specified below

Unit code 

Unit title 



Produce computer-aided drawings


Apply surface coatings by spray gun


Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines


Construct chair and couch frames


Produce angled and curved furniture using manufactured board


Produce angled and curved furniture using solid timber


Prepare and apply decorative surfaces for furniture


Select timbers for furniture production


Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings


Measure and draw site layout for manufactured furniture products


Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines


Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines


Set up, operate and maintain joining machines


Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines


Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines


Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines


Set up, operate and maintain mechanical wood turning lathes


Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines


Fabricate synthetic solid surface products


Produce and maintain cutting tools


Construct jigs and fixtures


Coordinate on-site installation of furnishing products


Sample, inspect and test products to specifications


Interpret and use workplace information


Match furnishing style/materials to customer requirements


Manage the impact of change on own work


Apply competitive manufacturing practices


Sustain process improvements


Apply quick changeover procedures


Apply Just in Time (JIT) procedures


Apply 5S procedures in a manufacturing environment


Monitor process capability


Apply quality standards


Use planning software systems in manufacturing


Use SCADA systems in manufacturing


Use sustainable energy practices


Use sustainable environmental practices


Undertake root cause analysis


Contribute to the application of a proactive maintenance strategy


Organise on-site work


Work in accordance with an issued permit


Use structured problem solving tools


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Group F 

Up to five  (5 ) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups A to E, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate III level (maximum 5 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group F must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

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