Not available for international students.
Various dates throughout the year
This course will give you the skills and knowledge to perform timber and composites 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
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.
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
Communicate in the workplace
Make measurements and calculations
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications
Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings
Read and interpret work documents
Set up and operate basic static machines
Use furniture making sector hand and power tools
Apply Just in Time procedures
Construct jigs and fixtures
Follow plans to assemble production furniture
Produce patterns and templates
Sample, inspect and test products to specifications
Set timbers for furniture production
Set up, operate and maintain automated edge banding machines
Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) machining and processing centres
Set up, operate and maintain computer numerically controlled (CNC) sizing machines
Set up, operate and maintain joining machines
Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planing and moulding machines
Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines
Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines
Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines
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.
Although not compulsory, successful completion of Year 10 is recommended.
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.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After successful completion of the course, you may further your studies in the MSF40213 Certificate IV in Furniture Design and Technology.
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:
03 9564 2760
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Gov. subsidised Apprenticeship
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.
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