New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 3), strands in Timber Machining & Timber Grading & Optimising

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi o Aotearoa Ahumahi Rākau Mārō (Pae 3), Ngā aho o te Whakapiri Rākau, o te Whakahou Kani, o te Hahau Rākau
Code NZ1969
Level 3
Credits 134
Duration 1 year
Study options Full-time
LocationWaipa (Rotorua)
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Programme aim

Gain the skills and knowledge required to work as an operator in a solid wood manufacturing operation.

Students will understand safety, as well as, environmental and quality requirements relevant to solid wood manufacturing. Students will be able to safely and efficiently operate plant and equipment used in solid wood manufacturing with limited supervision.

Career opportunities

Solid wood manufacturing operator with limited supervision within the solid wood manufacturing industry

Award information

To achieve the award of New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 3), strands in Timber Machining and Timber Grading and Optimising students must pass a total of 134 credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to be able to:

  • Apply skills and knowledge of workplace health and safety, environmental, and quality requirements relevant to solid wood manufacturing operational roles.
  • Operate and monitor the performance of a planing system, and explain factors affecting the finished quality of machined timber.
  • Set up a timber planer for dress four sides.
  • Set cutters into cutter heads and joint straight cutters on a planing system in a timber machining operation.
  • Understand permeability, density, moisture content in wood, and defects and size tolerances in relation to timber grades.
  • Understand and apply company specifications for grading timber, measure defects, and calculate the value of timber.
  • Use machinery, equipment and technical processes to carry out tasks specific to timber grading and optimising.

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Core courses

Course details (Level 3, 19 credits)
WPRO.3101 Environmental Issues, Safety and Product Quality

Elective courses

Course details (Level 3, all 20 credits)
WPRO.3102 Timber Machining and Planing System
WPRO.3103 Dressing Timber on Four Sides
WPRO.3104 Set and Joint Straight Cutters
WPRO.3115 Understanding Timber Grading
WPRO.3116 Applying Wood Properties to Grading Outcomes
WRPO.3117 Optimising and Ripping Operations (15 credits)

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