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  • MSF30313

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Solid Timber
At a glance

At a glance

Kick start your career in the furnishing industry with this entry-level course and specialise as a solid timber machinist.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Solid Timber Machinist
  • Machining Technician
  • Wood Machinist
  • Wood Trades Workers
COURSE OUTCOME

MSF30313 Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

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Course overview

Course overview

Kick start your career in the furnishing industry with this entry-level course. Gain the machining skills needed to specialise in solid timber. Wood products have been gaining popularity in Australia in recent years, so the opportunities in this industry are growing.

You will develop the skills and knowledge needed to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows, doors and other components. You will also learn to set up, operate and maintain a wide range of wood machines including computer numerically controlled sizing (CNC) and processing centres. Our teachers are qualified tradespeople who have strong industry relationships and are experts at passing their knowledge on to you.

Upon successful completion you will be qualified to work as a solid timber machinist, other woods machinist or machining technician.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSAPMOHS200A
Work safely
MSAPMSUP102A
Communicate in the workplace
MSAPMSUP106A
Work in a team
MSFFM2001
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFFM2010
Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM3009
Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3010
Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFGN2001
Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001
Read and interpret work documents
MSFGN3002
Estimate and cost job

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPCCJN3002A
Use computer-controlled machinery
MSFFF2004
Prepare surfaces for finishing
MSFFM2002
Assemble furnishing components
MSFFM2005
Join solid timber
MSFFM2007
Follow plans to assemble production furniture
MSFFM2011
Apply manufactured board conversion techniques
MSFFM3008
Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFM3012
Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSFFM3013
Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines
MSFFM3014
Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
MSFFM3015
Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines
MSFFM3016
Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines
MSFFM3017
Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines
MSFFM3019
Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3024
Construct jigs and fixtures
TLID2003A
Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie), ear muffs or ear plugs that conform to the Australian Standard AS 1269 or 1270. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing. Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list: Training record book. Scale rule - metric 1:1, 1:10, 1:20, 1:50 (model 62 m). Folding rule or tape measure -  1m folding rule or 5m tape measure. Set square - 60°, 30°, 45° (size 8 or 10). Compass and divider set. Semicircular protractor. Calculator (non-scientific is fine). Pen - blue or black. Highlighter. Pencils -  HB, 2H and 4H. Eraser. A3 drawing paper (booklet).

Need to know

Year 12 graduates: start trade training fee free, here’s how.

You are eligible for fee-free training for this course if you:

  • Have completed Year 12 in Queensland and hold a Senior Statement issued by the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority or equivalent certificate that confirms you have completed Year 12 in Queensland.
  • Enrol and start training with an approved training provider by the end of the calendar year following the completion of year 12.
  • Live permanently in Queensland.

For more information call TAFE Queensland SkillsTech on 1800 654 447 or visit Training Queensland.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland