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Overview

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Course code:

MSF30313

Next available intakes:

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 1 - 4 years

Campus:

Chadstone

The Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining will give you the skills and knowledge to perform machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and moulded products.

You will learn to use a range of specialist machinery, as well as preparing and working from computer-aided drawings and associated cutting lists.

In regards to each machine, you will learn about the material you are processing, the tools you need (cutters etc) and how to use the machine itself - from basic to high-end production machinery such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines.

You will taught the correct setup, operational and long-term maintenance and troubleshooting of each machining process.

There are three possible specialist streams embedded in this qualification:

Stream 1 Flat Panel Machining

Stream 2 Solid Timber Machining

Stream 3 Machining Technician


Course structure

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.

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

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

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

MSMSUP102

Communicate in the workplace

MSMSUP106

Work in a team

MSMWHS200

Work safely

MSFFM2005

Join solid timber

MSFFM3008

Select timbers for furniture production

MSFFM3015

Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines

MSFFM3016

Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines

MSFFM3019

Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines

MSFFM3021

Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines

MSFFM3022

Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres

MSFFT4007

Sample, inspect and test products to specifications

MSFDN4003

Produce patterns and templates

MSFFM2007

Follow plans to assemble production furniture

MSFFM3012

Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines

MSFFM3014

Set up, operate and maintain joining machines

MSFFM3017

Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines

MSFFM3024

Construct jigs and fixtures

MSS402021

Apply Just in Time procedures

MSS402051

Apply quality standards

Code Name
MSFFM2001Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
MSFFM2010Set up and operate basic static machines
MSFFM3009Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
MSFFM3010Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
MSFGN2001Make measurements and calculations
MSFGN3001Read and interpret work documents
MSFGN3002Estimate and cost job
MSMENV272Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
MSMSUP102Communicate in the workplace
MSMSUP106Work in a team
MSMWHS200Work safely
MSFFM2005Join solid timber
MSFFM3008Select timbers for furniture production
MSFFM3015Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines
MSFFM3016Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines
MSFFM3019Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
MSFFM3021Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines
MSFFM3022Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
MSFFT4007Sample, inspect and test products to specifications
MSFDN4003Produce patterns and templates
MSFFM2007Follow plans to assemble production furniture
MSFFM3012Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
MSFFM3014Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
MSFFM3017Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines
MSFFM3024Construct jigs and fixtures
MSS402021Apply Just in Time procedures
MSS402051Apply quality standards

Entry requirements

Although not compulsory, successful completion of Year 10 is recommended.

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.

These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion, you will receive the Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining.

PATHWAYS

You may further your studies in the MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


  • Solid timber machinist

  • Machining technician

  • Wood machinist

  • Wood trades worker


How to apply

APPRENTICESHIP

A training contract must be completed by the employer and apprentice within the first two weeks of employment.

A representative from the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network will visit the workplace to complete the training contract with the employer and the apprentice.

Visit australianapprenticeships.gov.au for more information.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

FJM

03 9564 1888

furnishing@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship

$6,200.00

Concession

$1,240.00

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Furniture and Upholstery Open Days

If you are curious about furniture making but not sure if it is right for you; or if you want to get the skills and industry experience to set your self up for an apprenticeship, a Certificate II might be the first step. A pre-apprenticeship program is designed to teach you the basic skills required by industry, You'll get a taste of what the apprenticeship will involve as well as what working in the field is really like. By completing a pre-apprenticeship you'll also reduce the length of your apprenticeship. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and importance of each of the building trades. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

Holmesglen�s certificate III in Upholstery, Auto and Marine Trimming and Furniture Finishing courses give students a comprehensive training in all practical and theoretical aspects. Whether you seek an apprenticeship or you want to gain skills through our �on campus� programs not requiring an employer, join us for an introduction and develop a taste for our programs. Visit us on Open Day at 6.30pm for a formal presentation highlighting the unique elements and benefits of each trade. Following the presentation there will be a tour across each of the trades workshops with teachers available to answer any specific questions.

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Holmesglen Chadstone Campus, Batesford Road Chadstone 3148 Australia

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