Sharpen your high-tech saw technology skills so you can become a qualified saw technician in a sustainable industry. Learn to expertly service and repair saws in our world renowned wood processing workshop.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify levelling and tensioning requirements for saw blades
Level and tension circular saws
Sharpen circular saws, band saws and planer blades
Maintain wide band saw blades
Assess and maintain saw performance
Recondition band mill wheels
Replace saws, blades and guides, tungsten tips and stellite tips
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
Expert training under world-class saw technology teachers in the only training facility in the Southern Hemisphere that has a full suite of modern saw technology equipment
A strong pathway to enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
TAFE NSW offers the Certificate III in Saw Technology as an apprenticeship only.
To be eligible for this course, you must:
Be employed as an apprentice in industry
Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in working in a sustainable, carbon positive industry
A passion for working in a timber manufacturing setting
Intermediate level of fitness to manage physical demands like handling tools, lifting and working on machines
Precision in your work
An understanding and respect for work health and safety due to the nature of the industry
The ability to travel to the TAFE NSW Tumut campus to complete block learning. It's important you factor in accommodation and travel costs. Please contact your teacher for further information.
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Our graduates go onto roles like: saw technician.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Saw Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Saw Technology 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 Saw Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 26 units of competency, including 19 core and 7 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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