Work with your hands and get the job done when you become a qualified tradesperson, contractor or sub-contractor. Learn to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacturing of furniture and other components by utilising a range of specialist machinery.
This course is superseded.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
Design real-world timber manufacturing products
Make measurements and calculations
Assemble timber products once manufactured
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills to design real-world timber manufacturing projects
Confidence to use machining to create products for a variety of timber or composite applications
Ability to assemble timber products once manufactured
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:
A genuine interest in the timber machining industry
An aptitude for practical and manual tasks
An eye for detail
Good English, math and communication skills
The ability to work as part of a team
Good interpersonal skills
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
Wood Machinists cut, plane, turn, shape and sand wood stock to specifications.
Other jobs include: Qualified tradesperson, contractor or sub-contractor, Timber and composite supervisor and Timber crafter
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining (Flat Panel Machining) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining (Flat Panel Machining) does not have any post-graduate 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 (Flat Panel 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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