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  • NONAC03004

Foundry Skills Patternmaking or Moulding

Non-accredited Short Course
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Foundry Skills

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Course overview

Course overview

There are currently two courses of foundry skills available Moulding and Patternmaking.

Moulding: This course would suit a person who is interested in learning how to make sand moulds and cast metal parts of different basic shapes and sizes.  The course is practically designed to help people achieve a minimum of two nonferrous castings and one ferrous casting with emphasis on foundry safety.  While making these castings you will learn how to mix different types of moulding sand, melt metal and basic patternmaking theory.

Topics including ... Foundry Safety, Pattern Tooling, Sand Moulding and Pouring molten metal will be integrated with the practical activities undertaken during the course.

Patternmaking: This course would suit a person who is interested in learning how to make pattern tooling for sand moulds and cast metal products of basic shapes and sizes.  The course is practically designed to help people achieve a basic understanding of producing pattern tooling for both ferrous and non-ferrous castings, using basic woodworking machinery. There will be a strong emphasis on safe working practices. While making these patterns, you will learn, basic patternmaking theory, different types of pattern construction and types of materials.

Topics including “Workshop Safety”, basic “Pattern & Core Box Tooling”, “Pattern Allowances”, basic “Polymer & Polystyrene Patterns” that will be integrated with the practical activities undertaken during the course.

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

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
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Selection criteria

Courses delivered on campus may have a combination of online and classroom based learning. Students studying full time should allow up to 16 hours per week of personal study time to complete the course requirements.

Resources required

Personal protective equipment (PPE):

  • safety glasses - students must wear these at all times in the workshop or any eye hazard area as specified by the teacher
  • protective footwear - covered uppers, capped toe’s and non-slip shoes to AS2210
  • hair protection - long hair (i.e. hair below collar length) must be restrained (hat, headband, or hair tie) within the workshop environment
  • clothing - overalls or long cotton trousers and a long sleeved cotton drill shirt are required to be worn at all times when undertaking practical training

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.

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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 enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

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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 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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland