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Course Info

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

National Course Code: MSF30313

Overview

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining will equip you with the skills and knowledge to carve out your dream career as a timber machinist, as you learn to create enviable timber furniture, dcor and structural pieces with your personal craftmanship.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through course work, you will learn how to:

  • Set up and operate static machines
  • Produce manual and computer aided drawings
  • Examine work orders to determine specifications
  • Plan, mark and cut products
  • Manufacture and assemble products
  • Prepare, assemble and install timber and composite components
  • Apply safe work practices
  • Communicate in the workplace

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to get ahead in this field:

  • A passion for working with timber or composite materials
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Creative concepts
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Safety conscious practices

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities
  • Skills and knowledge to start your own sole trader business

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Qualified timber machining tradesperson
  • Timber and composite supervisor
  • Wood machinist

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining to the next level with a TAFE NSW construction study pathway:

  • Certificate III Cabinet Making
  • Certificate III in Shopfitting
  • Certificate IV in Design Kitchen, Bathrooms and Interior Spaces.
  • Certificate III in Joinery

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Demand for timber technicians is always high. Emerging decor trends such as Scandi, Hamptons and Colonial are all adding demand to the industry, as timber homeware, furniture and structural pieces are desired both residentially and commercially.

Locations

This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in this industry have:

  • An interest in manufacturing design, principles and concepts
  • A passion for working with timber or composite materials
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work collaboratively with others
  • Safety conscious practices
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand eye coordination

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In this course you will undertake:

  • Written assessments: knowledge tests
  • Practical assessments: demonstrations of skill

The Certificate III in Timber and Composite Machining is a trade qualification where youll gain all your underpinning experience in specific manufacturing. It provides real world exposure where youll apply what youre learning in TAFE NSW simulated work environments and on-the-job with your employer.

Graduates may choose to pair this qualification with a Certificate III in Cabinet Making or a Certificate III in Joinery to expand their skill base, and create more career opportunities for themselves outside of the traditional timber workshop environment.

If you already have technical skills at this level, the Certificate III in Competitive Systems and Practices is available for employees who only require manufacturing practice skills.

There are no excursions for this course, as you will get hands-on experience working in the industry with skilled tradespeople.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Examining drawings, work orders and sample parts to determine specifications
  • Selecting the right materials for manufacturing
  • Planning, marking out and cutting products
  • Handling and storing materials
  • Manufacturing and assembling products
  • Preparing, assembling and installing timber and composite components
  • Applying safe work practices

TAFE NSW is known for delivering up-to-date theory along with relevant, in-demand skills to ensure you are job ready.

In this course you will work on real-world projects, in simulated TAFE NSW environments, such as:

  • Designing real-world timber manufacturing projects
  • Machining products for a variety of timber or composite applications
  • Installing timber products once manufactured

The Certificate III in Timber and Composite Machining equips you with the opportunity to study in industry-standard simulated workshops.

TAFE NSW offers you a range of online and on-campus study environments like industry specific computer rooms, simulated workplaces, study areas, presentation areas and general student facilities - to enhance your learning and employability.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

Employers in the timber industry have vast opportunities to work in different niche areas from furniture and homewares through to structural pieces. The skills shortage for qualified timber technicians was identified in 2004, and continues through to today.

This innovative qualification uses an appreciation of traditional timber crafting methods, and pairs it with emerging technologies such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machinery. The construction industry has heavily relied on qualified timber specialists to provide top quality products in the past, and will continue to do so far into the future.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • Part Time Day

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  • Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $3,220.00
  • Start Date: 13 Jul 2021
  • Duration: 3 Years

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