Cabinetmaker – ANZSCO 394111
- Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.
- Skill Level
- Antique Furniture Reproducer
- Antique Furniture Restorer
- Chair and Couch Maker
- Coffin Maker
Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above.
Skills Assessment authority for Cabinetmaker is Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Three Programs for skills assessment with TRA.
- Program A- Offshore Skills Assessment (OSAP)
- If your passport is on this OSAP Nominated Occupation and Country list next to your occupation you must apply through OSAP. If your passport is not on this list, apply through Program B or C.
- OSAP Pathway 1– for applicants who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade but hold a qualification which is equivalent to an AQF cert
- OSAP Pathway 2 – for applicants who hold:
- a relevant Australian qualification, or
- a current identified Australian occupational licence
- To be eligible to apply for the skills assessment program, you must be able to show you have completed full-time paid employment in your nominated occupation, or an occupation that is directly related to your nominated occupation To view the employment standards click here.
- Program B Migration Skills Assessment
- You must have a qualification directly related to your nominated occupation (i.e. certificate III in cabinet making ) or at least 3 years of relevant experience
- If you have obtained a qualification internationally or an Australian qualification that was not through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, you are required to demonstrate 3 years full time or equivalent post-qualification experience
- If you have obtained an Australian qualification issued through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, you are required to demonstrate 3 years full-time or equivalent post-qualification experience OR 6 years full-time or equivalent experience which can be either pre- or post-qualification
- Pathway B- Temporary Skills Shortage Skills Assessment
- For applicants who require a skills assessment to apply for the Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
- Program A- Offshore Skills Assessment (OSAP)
Did you know?
As part of the OSAP program you will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge. This will be conducted by a qualified assessor who will also be a qualified tradesperson in your
Potential Visa Pathways for Cabinetmaker
|ANZSCO||Occupation||Skills Assessment||189||190||485||491 (State)||491 (Family)||186 (Direct)||407 (Training)||494 (regional Sponsored)||482 (TSS Short Term)|
Group: 3941 Cabinetmakers
- Fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.
- 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
- Indicative Skill Level
- In Australia and New Zealand:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the following qualifications:
- Australia (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
- AQF Certificate III + 2 years of on-the-job training; or
- AQF Certificate IV
- New Zealand (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
- NZQF Level 4 Qualification
Please note at least three years of relevant experience may be a 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.
- Australia (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)
- Occupations in this Group
- 394111 Cabinetmaker
How to calculate your points (skilled visas)
To apply for a skilled visa, you need to know how many points you can score. The minimum score to be eligible for application is 65 points. However, depending on your occupation, the competitiveness, and the states you are applying to, you might need to score more points to get an invite.
Points will be given to you based on the following:
- Educational Qualifications
- Points for Professional Year
- Points for NAATI- Credentialled Community Language
- Points for 2 Year Study
- Points for English
- Points for Regional Study
- Points for Work Experience
- Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications (STEM)
- Points for Partner
Click here to calculate your points.
This 189 visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia permanently. It is a points-tested visa. The minimum score to apply is 65 points. However, based on previous invitation rounds, you would need to achieve a higher score to have a better chance of obtaining an invitation.
In short, to be eligible for visa 189, you need to meet the following criteria:
Subclass 190 visa– Skilled Nominated Visa & Subclass 491 visa – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa
To apply for visa subclass 190 and visa subclass 491, you need to have a nomination from the state/territory government where you want to live and work. Each State and Territory have individual requirements that must be met in order to receive nomination. (See below)
Another difference between the 190 and 491 visa is that you can only apply for visa subclass 491 if you are living and working in regional areas in Australia, while it is not a requirement if you are applying for the 190 visa.
In summary, to be eligible for 190 visa, you need to meet the following criteria:
To check if the state/ territory government requirements for your occupation, refer to the following links
Links to requirements
|New South Wales||
|Australian Capital Territory (ACT)|
The 485 visa is a work visa available to international students who have completed two years of study in Australia. It is an 18-month visa that has full work rights and full study rights. It also allows you to travel freely to and from Australia throughout the validity of the visa.
To be eligible for visa 485, you need to meet the following criteria:
If you have an employer who is willing to sponsor you, you may be eligible for a Subclass 186 visa. This visa is permanent and will allow you to live, work and study in Australia indefinitely. To be eligible for this visa, you need to have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and a positive skills assessment. Alternatively, if you are a holder of a Subclass 457 or TSS visa, you can apply for Subclass 186 after working for your employer for at least 3 years under the Temporary Residence Transition stream.
The 407 visa a short stay visa for individuals to participate in occupational training or professional development in Australia. This visa is generally valid to stay in Australia for 2 years. Please note this visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training that is specified in the visa application. You are also required to maintain health insurance whilst in Australia.
To be eligible for visa 407, you need to meet the following criteria:
You can apply for subclass 494 if you have a regional employer who is willing to sponsor you. To be eligible for this visa, you must have at least 3 years of working experience in your nominated occupation and have a relevant skills assessment. With this visa, there is a requirement that you must work for the employer who is sponsoring you.
This visa provides pathway to permanent residency through the 191 visa.
The Subclass 482 visa is a Temporary Skill Shortage visa that requires a sponsorship from an Australian employer. This visa allows to your live and work in Australia for up to 4 years. You may apply for as many 482 visas as you want, as long as the employer is willing to sponsor you.
Study Pathway to Cabinetmaker
To become a Cabinetmaker, an apprenticeship in cabinet making is required.
Certificate III in Cabinet Making
- Duration: 2 years
- Total Course Cost Approx: $22,800 AUD
- No formal entry requirements for this course
- Completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent
- English proficiency requirements – IELTS 5.5 overall with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent
- Certificate II in Furniture Making Pathways
- Certificate III in Furniture Making