Cabinet Maker - 1st year apprentice

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Location: Australian Capital Territory

Looking at securing a long-term career in the Building industry?  Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional career

HIA has a position available for an enthusiastic person looking to start or continue their cabinet making apprenticeship.


Carry out tasks related to the building, construction and joinery trades, under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson/instructor and consistent with apprenticeship year level. Attend off the job trade school to complete learning and assessment outcomes required for a cabinet making apprenticeship.

•Carry out construction, assembly, alteration of custom built commercial and traditional style furniture and also the manufacture and installation of fitted furniture such as kitchens and bathrooms, movie/theatre fit-outs and high end home theatre fit-outs.
•Use glue, dowels, nails and screws to join parts together to form completed units. Finally
•Trim and sand joints in preparation towards a finished product.
•Instillation/fitting of cabinets, cupboards and modular units, possibly for single and multi-storey domestic, commercial and industrial environments
•Read and working from, plans and specifications
•Use hand tools, e.g. hammers, chisels, hand saws, screwdrivers, measuring tapes and levelling devices etc.
•Use hand and power tools, e.g. hammer, chisel, electric/battery drills, power saws, routers, sanders, planners, laser levelling devices, pneumatic (air) tools, e.g. nail guns
•Operate workshop equipment, e.g. static machines, band saws, docking saws, thicknessers, routers, bench grinders, etc.

•A willingness to develop skills and knowledge in this trade
•Physical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periods
•Be a safe confident worker
•Willingness to travel
•CI Card (White Card) (or be willing to obtain prior to starting)
•Enjoy practical and manual work
•Ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively
•Minimum of year 10 schooling

Please note that we have a huge demand for junior apprentices at the moment (under 21 years of age)
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