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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Wood Panel Manufacturing (Level 3) with strands in Finishing, LVL and Plywood, Overlay Bonding, and Veneer Preparation
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 3
Credits 62 - 69
Subject Area
  • Engineering and Related Technologies » Process and Resources Engineering » Wood Based Manufacturing
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the wood panel manufacturing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge to achieve production requirements as operators under limited supervision in a wood panel manufacturing operation.
Graduates will have the technical skills and knowledge required for the safe and efficient operation of plant and equipment used for either finishing composite panels, or manufacturing LVL, plywood, or overlay bonding or veneer products - four strands have been included in this qualification to cover these types of wood panel products.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Assess and minimise risk to self, others, and plant equipment
- Apply a range of skills and knowledge to support productivity, quality, and performance improvement

Graduates of the Finishing strand will also be able to:
- Use composite panel finishing plant and equipment to produce quality products and meet productivity requirements.
- Monitor production parameters, and identify operating and equipment faults and take corrective actions required to control composite panel finishing plant and equipment.
- Carry out plant and equipment preventative maintenance and cleaning.
- Communicate operational conditions and issues using workplace processes.

Graduates of the LVL and Plywood strand will also be able to:
- Use LVL or plywood plant and equipment to produce quality products and meet productivity requirements.
- Monitor production parameters, and identify operating and equipment faults and take corrective actions required to control LVL or plywood plant and equipment.
- Carry out plant and equipment preventative maintenance and cleaning.
- Communicate operational conditions and issues using workplace processes.

Graduates of the Overlay Bonding strand will also be able to:
- Select, handle, and load raw materials used in overlay bonding from a production schedule.
- Carry out waste management and cleaning in an overlay bonding operation.
- Use machinery, equipment and technical processes to carry out tasks specific to overlay bonding.

Graduates of the Veneer Preparation strand will also be able to:
- Use veneer preparation plant and equipment to produce quality products and meet productivity requirements.
- Monitor production parameters, and identify operating and equipment faults and take corrective actions required to control veneer preparation plant and equipment.
- Carry out plant and equipment preventative maintenance and cleaning.
- Communicate operational conditions and issues using workplace processes.
Education pathways
The Composite Finishing strand of this qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Composite Wood Panel Manufacturing (Level 4) [Ref: 2407].

In some organisations, people may gain multiple strands of this qualification to reflect the broadening of their operational skills.

Wood panel manufacturing operators can progress to plant or operations management roles. These roles require further skills and knowledge in operations management or process technical skills usually gained through diploma or degree level qualifications in engineering or business management.
Employment pathways
Holders of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work in operational roles to either: finish composite panels, manufacture LVL, plywood or veneer; overlay bonding, or carry out veneer preparation of products in a wood panel 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 Competenz
Developed By Competenz
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 2406
Status Current
Created November 2014
Last Reviewed November 2014
Next Review December 2019
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