Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment Certification ANZSCO 394111 | VETASSESS Skip to main content


ANZSCO Code: 394111

Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

Occupation description

Cabinetmakers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture.

Their job involves:

  • examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications.
  • selecting and working with materials such as timber, veneers, particle board and synthetic wood.
  • operating and maintaining a broad range of manual, automatic and semi-automatic woodworking machinery.
  • marking out, cutting and shaping wood.
  • working from drawings and specifications to make furniture.
  • assembling parts to form sections of furniture and completed articles.
  • fitting hinges, locks, catches, drawers and shelves.
  • repairing and refurbishing furniture.

How will I be assesed?

We will review your training and employment evidence to ensure you have:

  • 5 years’ employment experience as a Cabinetmaker (with no formal training)
  • 3 years’ employment experience as a Cabinetmaker (with relevant formal training)*

*‘Formal training’ is training that aligns with the national training standards in your country of training. Your evidence must show you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years. 

You can find information about the employment, training, and document requirements below:

If you are successful in Stage 1, an assessor will assess you via a technical interview. The technical interview will be conducted in English and no interpreters are allowed.

For more information on Stage 2, see the Technical Interview Guide.

How to Apply

If you're a tradesperson, your skills and experience will be assessed by someone who has worked in your trade and understands your skills and qualifications. VETASSES is Australia's leading assessment body for trades and we can assess 27 different trade occupations. 


Step 1

Check your eligibility to apply for a Trade Skills Assessment. 


Step 2

Understand the Assessment Process 


Step 3

Confirm the type of evidence you may be asked to provide 


Step 4

Find the cost you’ll need to pay up front for your trade skills assessment 


Step 5


You are strongly encouraged to review each of the units of competency shown above. To do this: 

1. Go to the following website:

2. Enter a unit code (e.g. MSMWHS200) into the ‘Title or code’ search box.

3. Click on the ‘NRT’ button.

4. Click on the ‘Search’ button.

5. Read the Unit of Competency information.

Start your online application