Carve out your dream career with a hands-on course equipping you with the skills and knowledge to be a timber machinist. This course will give intricate workshop knowledge of timber craftsmanship, preparing you for a career or further study.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Set up and operate static machines
Produce manual and computer-aided drawings
Examine work orders to determine specifications
Manufacture and assemble products
Prepare, assemble and install timber and composite components
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Gain on-the-job experience with an apprenticeship
Skills to design, make and install real-world timber manufacturing projects
Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship
Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 high school level
An intermediate level of fitness to manage the physical demands of the role
Some experience in handling tools and equipment
An interest in timber or composites
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Wood Machinists cut, plane, turn, shape and sand wood stock to specifications.
Other jobs include: Qualified timber machining tradesperson and Timber and composite supervisor
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 27 , including 11 core and 16 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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