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MSF30313

Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Wood Machining

Kick start your career in the furnishing industry with this apprenticeship course and specialise as a wood machinist.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and traineeships

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. 

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is stable future growth predicted for wood machinists and other wood trades workers. There are likely to be around 1,000 job openings in this occupational area over the next five years with employers looking for people who are reliable, work well in a team, and have a strong work ethic. 

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.

What can I do?

  • Solid Timber Machinist
  • Machining Technician
  • Wood Machinist
  • Wood Trades Worker

Course outcome:

MSF30313 Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

Flexibility

TAFE Queensland understands the flexibility needed to fit your training in with your work arrangements. We deliver training in the workplace, online and in the classroom. With this range of options, we will ensure your training plan suits you and your employer.

World-class facilities

At TAFE Queensland you’ll learn all the hands-on skills you need to thrive in your studies and career, in world-class training facilities fitted with the latest industry tools and equipment.

What you will study

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAENV272B
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAENV272B
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the outcomes required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements including those reducing negative environmental impacts of work practices. This unit is based on the sustainability guideline standard GCSSUS01A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMOHS200A
    Work safely
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMOHS200A
    Unit description :

    On completion of this unit, the worker will be able to identify Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards, and assess risk, as well as follow instructions and procedures in the workplace with minimal supervision. The worker will also be capable of participating in and contributing to OHS management issues.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work safely

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMSUP102A
    Communicate in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMSUP102A
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers receiving, relaying and recording written and oral messages and providing relevant information in response to requests, within time lines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSAPMSUP106A
    Work in a team
    UNIT CODE :
    MSAPMSUP106A
    Unit description :

    This competency covers the organisation of team activities to fit in with the scheduling of production to meet operational guidelines.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a team

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFM2001
    Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFM2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers using hand and power tools in applications relating to furniture making.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Use furniture making sector hand and power tools

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFM2010
    Set up and operate basic static machines
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFM2010
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers operating and maintaining basic static machines used for sawing, planing, sanding and drilling in the production of furniture.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Set up and operate basic static machines

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFM3009
    Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFM3009
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers producing manual and computer-aided production drawings.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFFM3010
    Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFFM3010
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers reading plans and job specifications to prepare cutting lists and providing data for subsequent processing operations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN2001
    Make measurements and calculations
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN2001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers taking measurements and making calculations for furnishing tasks undertaken in a variety of sites and locations.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Make measurements and calculations

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3001
    Read and interpret work documents
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3001
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers interpreting work documents, including cutting lists, standards, drawings and specifications, to produce or repair furnishings and to install floor coverings, glass and other furnishing items.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and interpret work documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • MSFGN3002
    Estimate and cost job
    UNIT CODE :
    MSFGN3002
    Unit description :

    This unit of competency covers estimating materials, labour and time requirements to establish costs for provision of furnishing services or products. Estimation and job costing is that undertaken by a tradesperson in relation to a sector product for a single client or customer.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Estimate and cost job

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Acacia Ridge
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Nambour
Apprenticeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining (MSF30313)

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Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

COURSE CODE: MSF30313
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

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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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).

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.

Pathways

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 may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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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. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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