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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing (Level 4) with strands in Laminating, Timber Drying, Timber Grading, and Timber Treatment
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 45 - 55
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 the skills and knowledge required to work as advanced operators in a solid wood manufacturing operation.

Graduates will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of plant and equipment used in solid wood manufacturing without supervision. Graduates will also be responsible for the maintenance of plant and equipment and will be capable of troubleshooting and making decisions to maintain productivity.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Lead an investigation into production issues or understand cost factors in a solid wood manufacturing operation.

Graduates of the Laminating strand will also be able to:
- Apply knowledge of adhesives and gluing procedures used in wood lamination processes in solid wood manufacturing.
- Apply skills and knowledge to carry out technical tasks used in lamination of wood products.

Graduates of the Timber Drying strand will also be able to:
- Manage the operation, performance and maintenance requirements of a timber kiln operation.
- Understand production planning and production control processes in a wood manufacturing operation.

Graduates of the Timber Grading strand will also be able to:
- Grade timber to company grading specifications at production rate and agreed industry standards, and understand value and cost factors in solid wood manufacturing.
- Manage the quality requirements of a timber grading operation.

Graduates of the Timber Treatment strand will also be able to:
- Understand production planning and production control processes in a wood manufacturing operation.
- Manage the operation, performance and maintenance requirements of a wood preservation plant.
Education pathways
This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Wood Manufacturing (Advanced Processing) (Level 5) [Ref: 2314].
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work in advanced finger jointing, laminating, sawmilling, timber drying, timber grading, and timber treatment roles in a solid wood manufacturing environment.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
None.
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 1973
Status Current
Created April 2014
Next Review December 2019
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