Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
|Start date(s)||Various dates throughout the year|
|Course length||Part time: 1 - 4 years|
|Study mode||Part time|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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This qualification describes the skills and knowledgerequired to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture offurniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and moulded products, utilising arange of specialist machinery, and includes preparing and working from Computer-aided drawings and associated cuttinglists. There are three aspects covered in relation to each machine used, theyare, Material to be processed, tooling(cutters etc.) and the machine itself. The skills and underpinning knowledgegained, encompass both, basic machines and hi-endproduction machines, like Computernumerically controlled (CNC) machines. There is a high emphasis on correct setup, operational and long-term maintenance and the troubleshooting of each machiningprocess.
There are three possible specialist streams embedded in thisqualification:
Stream 1 -- Flat Panel Machining
Stream 2 – Solid Timber Machining
Stream 3 – Machining Technician
To receive this qualification you must complete 16 core units and 11 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.
AssessmentAssessment may be a combination of written and online assignments, tests, examinations and practical application projects.
Code Name MSFFM3010 Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications MSFFM2005 Join solid timber MSMWHS200 Work safely MSFGN3001 Read and interpret work documents MSFFM3015 Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines MSFFM3008 Select timber for furniture production MSFGN3002 Estimate and cost job MSFFM3009 Produce manual and computer-aid production drawings MSFFM3014 Set up, operate and maintain joining machines MSFFM3016 Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines TLID2003A Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances MSMSUP102 Communicate in the workplace MSFFM3012 Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines MSMENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices MSMSUP106 Work in a team MSFFM2001 Use furniture making sector hand and power tools MSFGN2001 Make measurements and calculations MSFFM2010 Set up and operate basic static machines MSFFM3013 Set up, operate and maintain drilling machines MSFFM3017 Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines MSFDN4003 Produce patterns and templates MSFFT4007 Sample, inspect and test products to specifications LMTGN4012A Fabricate or machine tooling MSS402051 Apply quality standards MSS402021 Apply Just in Time procedures MSFFM3022 Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) MSFFM3024 Construct jigs and fixtures
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
Although not compulsory, successful completion of Year 10 is recommended.
Qualification & Recognition
After successfully completing of this course, you will be eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion, issued by the Apprentice Administration Branch, and the MSF30313 Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining.
After successful completion of the course, you may further your studies in the MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.
- CNC operator
- Bespoke furniture/kitchen maker
- Residential furniture/kitchen maker
- Commercial furniture/kitchen maker
- Assistant furniture/kitchen maker
- Furniture prototyping/ model maker
- Furniture/kitchen supervisor/foreperson
AttendanceApprentices can either attend one day a week or weekly daytime classes over the length of the formal training, or be trained in the workplace by designated supervisors and assessed by Holmesglen's qualified staff, or a mixture of both, depending on the skills of the employers and proximity to the Institute.
How to Apply
A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment. An Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) representative will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice. Contact the AAC on 13 38 73 or australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Furniture, Joinery & Manufacturing Department
03 9564 2760
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
FeesHolmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE MSF30313
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $6051.20
Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.
Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.