CABINETMAKERS fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood
marking out, cutting and shaping wood
working from drawings and specifications to make furniture
making fittings for boats, caravans and other items where fine detail is required
assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles
fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves
making frames for chairs and couches
may repair and refurbish furniture and antiques