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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 2) with strands in Finger Jointing; Laminating; Pole, Post and Pile; Sawmilling; Timber Drying and Treatment; Timber Grading; Timber Machining; and Wood Pallet Manufacturing
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 2
Credits 45 - 74
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Process and Resources Engineering » Wood Based Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing » Solid Wood Manufacturing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the solid wood manufacturing industry with people who have introductory skills and knowledge relevant to entry-level roles within this industry.

Each strand represents a process undertaken in solid wood manufacturing. Graduates will be capable of working safely in entry-level operational roles in one of these processes under general supervision.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Understand employee responsibilities, training needs, workplace risks, and work safely and collaboratively in a team within a solid wood manufacturing environment.
- Understand the physical characteristics of wood in relation to timber product quality.

Graduates of the Finger Jointing strand will also be able to:
- Understand finger jointing processes, glue use, key performance indicators, and market and quality requirements.
- Measure moisture content of wood products and clean engineered wood product equipment.

Graduates of the Laminating strand will also be able to:
- Understand key performance indicators, and solid wood product markets and quality requirements.
- Operate and monitor the performance of a laminator and cross cut saw centre in a solid wood manufacturing environment.

Graduates of the Pole, Post and Pile strand will also be able to:
- Understand log yard and log making operations, compliance relevant to chainsaw use, and phytosanitary requirements in solid wood manufacturing.
- Operate machinery and equipment, and grade, sort and stack timber products in a pole, post and pile operation.

Graduates of the Sawmilling strand will also be able to:
- Understand sawmilling products and processes, and apply basic measurement and calculations used in solid wood manufacturing.
- Process, handle and sort timber products in a sawmilling operation.

Graduates of the Timber Drying and Treatment strand will also be able to:
- Measure moisture content to determine further processing requirements.
- Understand sawmilling products and processes in relation to timber treatment.

Graduates of the Timber Grading strand will also be able to:
- Understand solid wood products and timber grading processes.
- Take and record measurements used in solid wood manufacturing, and measure moisture content in wood.
- Carry out practical tasks required of entry level timber graders.

Graduates of the Timber Machining strand will also be able to:
- Understand sawmilling products and processes, timber machining principles, and quality requirements in solid wood product manufacturing.
- Feed in and tail out a planer, and monitor planer performance within a solid wood manufacturing operation.

Graduates of the Wood Pallet Manufacturing strand will also be able to:
- Understand job specifications, quality requirements and environmental issues in wood pallet manufacturing.
- Carry out practical tasks related to manufacturing wood pallets.
Education pathways
This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 3) with strands in Finger Jointing; Pole, Post and Pile; Saw Doctoring; Sawmilling; Timber Drying; Timber Grading and Optimising; Timber Machining; and Timber Treatment [Ref: 1969].
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge within a solid wood manufacturing environment to work in entry-level positions in finger jointing; laminating; pole, post and pile; sawmilling; timber drying and treatment; timber grading; timber machining and wood pallet manufacturing.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation Competenz
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1967
Status Current
Created May 2014
Next Review December 2019
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