Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to assist Cabinet Makers to obtain their skills Assessment for migration to Australia. Cabinet Maker ANZSCO Code 394111.

On completion of the Cabinet Maker skills sssessment you will be issued with your Australian certificate III 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 office.

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Cabinet Makers emigrating to Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options. Or call us on 0203 376 1555 to speak to Wes Zandt who can explain the Cabinet Maker skills assessment.

Cabinet making is a popular trade in Australia. We work with many clients directly to ensure that all Cabinet Making skills assessments completed are perfect prior to submission.

Process for Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment for Australia

The cabinet maker skills assessment process is broken up into two 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. Documentary Assessment for Cabinet Maker skills Assessment Australia $1,280

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.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience.
  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 5 years’ work experience.

You also need to prove 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 copies of your evidence and photos of your cabinet making work.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £550 + VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Cabinet Maker skills assessment is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service to assist you with the gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. The Down Under Centre will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Skype Interview for Cabinet Maker skills assessment Australia $2,000

The final part of your skills assessment to Australia for the 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 We do have other venues available to sit the technical Skype interview which can be arranged.

We will organise an Australian qualified cabinet maker who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in cabinet making to discuss your application with you and your everyday working day as a Cabinet Maker. This is why it’s very important that you have provided the assessing body with a full application. 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.

Testimonials from previous Cabinet Makers emigrating to Australia

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 –

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Cabinet Makers in Australia

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 III 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.

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Cabinet Making jobs in Australia

Many Cabinet Making 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.

The DUC Employment Hub is a tool that connects migrants to employers in Australia as well as providing you with a relocation hub to make your journey to Australia smoother.

Jobs for Cabinetmakers in Australia

Location: Brisbane, QLD (Employer Sponsorship available)
Salary: $33.09 + Super + EBA conditions
Assembling and installing counters, shopfronts, showcases, workstations and internal fittings for shops, commercial buildings, kitchens/kitchenettes. Retail, commercial & hospitality fit-outs. Please forward your resume on to Leigh at

Location: Cowra, NSW
Looking for an experienced Cabinetmaker/ Kitchen installer to join a business in Cowra NSW. This is a permanent, full time position. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out the following duties: Assemble cabinets to meet the installation Schedule. Install completed Joinery in a professional manner with attention to detail. Have a clear understanding of plans & drawings for assembly & installation. Produce & install high quality products. Must have 4 years minimum experience in the field with a proven background of installations. Current manual driver’s license, White card Remuneration will reflect current market conditions and industry award rates. To be discussed with the successful applicant. Please forward your resume on to Leigh at

Cabinet Makers emigrating to Australia FAQs

The Australian Cabinet Maker skills assessment has 2 mandatory stages that need to be completed and you need to be able to prove to the assessor that you have the necessary skills as a Cabinet Maker.

The first stage of the skills assessment is paper based, proving you are a Cabinet Maker through payslips, tax evidence, detailed CV, work references, qualifications.  

The second stage is a technical interview with an Australian qualified Cabinet Maker who is also an assessor and will ask you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge required to work in your occupation. All assessments are held in English and no interpreter is allowed. This is conducted via a chat over Skype or Zoom. Once you have passed the required standards of the technical assessment you will receive your skills assessment outcome letter and Australian Certificate.

No, it’s not mandatory. You are required to either hold your completed apprenticeship papers as a Cabinet Maker and 3 years of paid work experience pre or post qualification. So if you are from the UK and hold a formal qualification as a Cabinet Maker you would only require the 3 years of employment experience.

If you have NO NVQ or formal training for example, you are required to have a minimum of 5 years paid employment experience. It is common of our clients to be assessed without holding any formal training or qualification so we use your 5 years of paid work experience as evidence. Your evidence must also show you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years and must be able to be verified.

Documentary Assessment is $1280.

Technical Interview is $2000.

The cost of the skills assessment is dictated by TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). You pay them directly and they have chosen RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the Cabinet Maker skills assessment for Australian Migration.

An Australian Cabinet Maker skills assessment is required so that you, the migrant, can apply for an Australian Visa. This is the way Australian Immigration can gauge if you are in fact a Cabinet Maker under the Australian guidelines.

Many people want to immigrate to Australia as a Cabinet Maker but without a skills assessment delivered by an approved assessing body Australian immigration have no way in checking a migrant has the necessary skills. To emigrate to Australia as a Cabinet Maker you will need to complete the Cabinet Maker skills assessment for a skilled visa.

The DUC collaborates with TRA approved assessing bodies to deliver the Cabinet Maker skills assessment for migration to Australia. We know exactly what is required and offer an Agency service to assist with that skills assessment. The DUC Agency Fee is £550 + VAT.

What’s included in that Agency Fee?

You will receive a unique login to the DUC Client Portal which explains everything you need to provide, giving templates and precise details on what to gather and how to gather it. For many this is the hardest part of the process but is key to a successful application; we know what is required because the DUC Skills Team work closely with the assessing body. We have been part of the Cabinet Maker skills assessment process for 8+ years. The DUC Skills Team will lodge your application and liaise with the assessing body.

Telephone assistance Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm – and even out-of-hours by arrangement. We have staff specifically dedicated to working with Cabinet Maker, so you’ll always be working with the same person. 

As a DUC client you also have access to our exclusive Facebook Group where you can get expert help from other DUC Cabinet Makers who can give you an insight into the content of the technical interview.  You can chat with other DUC clients, who may be at different stages of the process, for their guidance on the English test, skills process and the practicalities of moving to Australia.  The DUC Visa Team post relevant updates as they happen.

We will also provide information on the various English tests available, the various scoring systems and even provide a 10% discount code for the PTE Pearson Academic test.

You, will receive FREE access to the DUC Employment Hub (and your partner, if applicable) – a tool that connects migrants to employers and provides invaluable assistance with your relocation.  You will receive a 1-hour consultation with a relocation expert who has migrated themselves. This consultation will introduce you to our service provider partners who can save you money on your move. See how the DUC EH works.

The Down Under Centre work closely with the assessing body for Cabinet Makers who are looking to immigrate to Australia.

We are very proud to be working with a TRA skills assessment provider and we have many years’ experience with clients. We hold your hand through the Cabinet Maker skills assessment so that migrating to Australia as a Cabinet Maker is as smooth as possible.

Emigrating has its challenges and you, the migrant, will have plenty of questions, we will know the answers and be available through working hours to answer any of your questions. As the occupation is classed as a Cabinet Maker we can talk you through what skill set is required for a successful skills assessment to achieve your dream move to Australia.

Your TRA Cabinet Maker skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment was issued.

This means you need to have your invitation to apply before the 3 years is up. Your Australian Certificate III in Cabinet Making has no expiry date.

Getting a job as a Cabinet Maker in Australia can be done from your country of origin. There is a lot of work in Australia for Cabinet Makers. The Down Under Centre also work with many Australian employers who take on our English speaking skilled migrants. The employers have no hesitation taking on our Australian qualified Cabinet Makers moving to Australia by using our Exclusive DUC Employment Hub. Our employment hub will also teach you how to prepare for your move to Australia as well as receiving a Skype chat with one of our relocation team.

At successful completion of your Australian Cabinet Maker skills assessment you will receive your TRA skills assessment required for a skilled visa to Australia and you will also receive your Australian Certificate III in Cabinet Making.

If you are a Cabinet Maker emigrating to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However at age 18, Cabinet Makers will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence. Cabinet Makers between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their visa application. Complete our free visa points calculator to confirm your points.

If you are also lucky enough to be under 31 years old you can look into the Australian Working Holiday Visa.

Yes you can! First, complete our free visa points calculator. We’ll contact you to determine your eligibility for migrating to Australia and will explain the Australian migration process. We have clients all over the world and the ability to get you to Australia as a Cabinet Maker.

With a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA or New Zealand you automatically add 5 points to your partner’s Australia visa application. If you completed the Cabinet Maker skills assessment successfully for Australia (and are under 45 years of age) this would add 10 points. 

Not only do you get extra points for an Australian skilled visa, you will also arrive in Australia with your Australian certificate III in Cabinet Making which is very appealing. This also means the employer knows you have the Australian standards and are competent in the trade.

Applying for a skills assessment as a Cabinet Maker to migrate to Australia does not necessarily require a qualification; this is dependent upon the country of your passport. 

The Down Under Centre has access to Australia’s Country Education Profiles and can confirm if your qualifications will be recognised so you can complete your skills assessment as a Cabinet Maker and obtain a visa to work in Australia. If you don’t hold any qualifications you can still move forward with your Australian Cabinet Maker skills assessment if you can provide 5 years of paid work experience.

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