Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech

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: 02014M

Related Careers:

Timber and Composite Machinist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Acacia Ridge No info No 4 years
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech is Queensland's leading specialist provider of trade and technical training in automotive, building and construction, electrical, refrigeration and air-conditioning, water, rail, plumbing, gas, CAD/drafting, welding and engineering.

TAFE Queensland SkillsTech delivers training for pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships/traineeships, short courses and higher level study including diplomas and advanced diplomas. Training more than 20,000 students annually at four purpose-built, cutting edge training centres in Brisbane.

Teachers are qualified tradespeople who understand the need to train with the latest techniques and technologies to meet industry requirements. Students have access to hands-on training using industry relevant tools and equipment to ensure they are job-ready for their employer.par

Provider CRICOS: 02014M

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