Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia(TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations(RTO’s). We work closely with RTO’s to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Australian cabinet making Skills Assessment.

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 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 building.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options.

The Down Under Centre specialises in Skills Assessments for cabinet makers, 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.

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

Process for Cabinet Maker Skills Assessment for 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 (SAQ)

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. Please email our office at or call our office on 020 3376 1555 to obtain the Self Assessment Questionnaire. This is a free service.

2. Documentary Assessment

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

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.

3. Technical Skype Interview

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 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 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 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.


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 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. Many 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.