Qualification Overview

Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Finger Jointing (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 120
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Process and Resources Engineering » Wood Based Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing » Solid Wood Manufacturing » Finger Jointing
Strategic Purpose Statement
This purpose of this qualification is to provide the solid wood manufacturing industry with people who have the advanced technical skills and knowledge required to operate as trade-level finger jointer operators.

Graduates will be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of finger jointing plant and equipment, 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:

- Grind and maintain a finger jointing cutterhead.
- Apply knowledge of calculations and the technical aspects of tooling and machinery relevant to operating a finger jointing machine.
- Inspect and maintain a finger jointing machine.
- Set up an edge-to-edge or face-to-face finger jointing machine.
- Coordinate in-feed, out-feed, production volume and shook quality for a finger jointing operation.
- Diagnose product and joint defects and implement corrective actions to meet production and quality requirements of a finger jointing operation.
Education pathways
This qualification builds on the Finger Jointing Strand of 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].
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 operational roles in solid wood manufacturing.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
Nil
Education Organisation 2 Organisations can assist in gaining this qualification
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2311
Status Current
Created December 2013
Last Reviewed May 2014
Next Review December 2019
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