Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

TAFE Queensland East Coast

This qualification is part of the Furnishing Training Package. It describes the skills and knowledge required to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and other components utilising a range of specialist machinery, and includes preparing and working from drawings and cutting lists. The skills include static and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine set up, operation maintenance and basic troubleshooting.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


27 units: 11 core; 16 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Work safely; Communicate in the workplace; Work in a team; Use furniture making sector hand and power tools; Set up and operate basic static machines; Produce manual and computer-aided production drawings; Prepare cutting list from plans and job specifications; Make measurements and calculations; Read and interpret work documents; Estimate and cost job. Flat panel machining; Solid timber machining; Machining technician specialist streams available.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 02004B

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Timber and Composite Machinist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Nambour No info No 4 years
TAFE Queensland East Coast is the premier provider of vocational education and training and the largest in the Sunshine Coast and Wide Bay region with seven campuses and over 20,000 enrolments annually.

TAFE Queensland East Coast is the result of an amalgamation between Sunshine Coast TAFE and Wide Bay TAFE. By harnessing the strong reputation each of these Institutes had in their communities for providing exceptional training and education they are able to improve education and training to the region as a collaborative force.

Provider CRICOS: 02004B

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