Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to have Australian Construction Training Services working from its building. We work closely with ACTS to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Australian cabinet making Skills Assessment.

The Down Under Centre work with ACTS through their Visa Skills Programme. ACTS who are (TRA) Trade Recognition Australia approved to deliver Skills Assessments for the purpose of migration for cabinet makers. As a Cabinet Maker your migration agent will ask you to complete the mandatory Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. On completion of the Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Australian Certificate 111 in cabinet making. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the Technical Skype interviews daily from our London building. If you are based in Scotland we have venues closer to home where you can complete your Technical Skype interview.

The Down Under Centre specialises in Skills Assessments for cabinet makers, cabinet making is a popular trade in Australia. We work with many reputable migration agents and clients directly to ensure that all cabinet making Skills Assessments completed are perfect prior to submission to ACTS. ACTS are based in the Down Under Centre in London and have Australian offices in QLD, Victoria, NSW and WA. 

Find out more about our Agency Service for carpenters who want to migrate to Australia.



The cabinet maker skills assessment process is broken up into three stages. Cabinet Making is not a licensed trade but many employers insist you hold your Australian Cabinet making Qualification for registration and insurance purposes.

1. SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE: An online self-evaluation form to make sure your skill level is at the standard immigration is looking for. Please note the mandatory requirements and how many electives you will need to complete. Once complete please email to our office at or call our office on 020 3316 1555 and one of our trained staff can assist you. This is a free service. Download your Cabinet Maker SAQ here.



DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT - £510: In short, you are required to prove you are a cabinet maker and have the necessary skills to work as a cabinet maker in Australia. You will need to provide evidence you have been working as a cabinet maker for more than three years and that you have worked as a cabinet maker for a minimum of 12 months from the last 36 months. You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, bank statements, invoices, and employment references. You also need to make sure you supply certified copies of your evidence and at least 20 photos of your cabinet making work. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you at this stage as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. It pays to make sure you gather the year’s evidence your migration agent requires correctly so that you are not going back and forth to employers. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

Click here for the Application Form 

ADMINISTRATION FEE - £176 GBP: The Administration Fee is collected from all candidates by the authorised RTO performing the Skills Assessment. This fee is then paid to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) as they now are charging the Skill Assessing body a fee of £176 to process the skills assessments.



The final part of your Skills Assessment to Australia for cabinet maker trade is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue The Down Under Centre based conveniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station, you can choose to carry out your technical Skype interview at a venue in Edinburgh. 

We will organise an Australian qualified cabinet maker who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in cabinet making to discuss your stage two application with you and your everyday working day as a cabinet maker. This is why it’s very important that you have provided ACTS and their assessor with a full stage 2 pack. Please note that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to work in Australia as a qualified cabinet maker he will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/ site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit as yet as we work closely with them to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous, they will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you and put you at ease. 

Hear from our Cabinet Making Assessor who has answered a few questions about the Technical Skype Interview

Note: After the Technical Interview, if the assessor feels that they are not confident with your skills, they may request a practical assessment with a fee of £767. 



The Administration Fee is collected from all candidates by the authorised RTO performing the Skills Assessment. This fee is then paid to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) as they now are charging the Skill Assessing body a fee of £176 to process the skills assessments.


White Card

As a Cabinet Maker, you will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account. 

Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.


Brian Morrison

No problem regarding the support, the company is excellent and I really believe without all the DUC team's work we wouldn't be where we are today. You're running a hugely friendly business that's making daunting tasks actually seem surmountable! I'm sure we'll be troubling you for a while yet ;-) - Bryan and Sarah




Cabinet Making in Australia is a well-respected trade. There is a need for cabinet makers all over Australia, as Australia has a growing economy and a population that is aging. In Australia cabinet makers need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 in cabinet making. (ANZSCO; 394111)

Cabinet Makers fabricate and repair wooden furniture, and fit and assemble prepared wooden parts to make furniture. Cabinet Makers in Australia may work as antique furniture reproducers, antique furniture restorers, chair and couch making, and coffin Making.

To work as a cabinet maker in Australia you will be required to know the following.

  • Select and work with materials such as particle board, timber, veneers, synthetic wood and arrangements of screws and metal fittings.
  • Repair and refurbish furniture and antiques.
  • Make frames chairs and couches.
  • Build cabinets to suit bathrooms, kitchens and bedrooms.
  • Assembling parts to form sections of furniture.
  • Fitting locks, hinges, catches, drawers and shelves.
  • Work to fit timber components on boats and caravans.
  • Work from drawings is crucial.
  • Examining drawing, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications.

Many if not all of the tasks specified are what you have or are already completing on a week to week basis in the UK. During your Australian Cabinet making Skills Assessment you will need to prove that you have the experience and know how to carry out the tasks outlined above and therefore work as a cabinet maker in Australia. If you require more information on Australian Cabinet Making requirements, please call the Down Under Centre on 0203 376 1555 and we will be more than happy to talk you through them in more detail.




There is currently work in Australia for cabinet makers. The Down Under Centre works with recruitment companies all over Australia and at present we have positions available in NSW and Melbourne for Australian qualified cabinet makers. Many of our jobs are paying $35 per hour plus overtime. Don’t forget if you are employed as an Australian cabinet maker you are entitled to a pension, which your employer adds to your wage. 




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