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Qualification Title New Zealand Certificate in Composite Wood Panel Manufacturing (Level 4)
Qualification Type Certificate
Level 4
Credits 74
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 technical skills and knowledge relevant to operational roles in composite wood panel manufacturing.

Graduates will have the technical skills and knowledge required for the safe and efficient operation of complex plant and equipment used to prepare, form, and press composite wood panel products.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

- Assess and minimise risk to self, others and plant equipment in a complex composite panel operation.
- Understand production processes used in composite wood panel manufacture.
- Apply a range of skills and knowledge to support the control of costs, product quality and performance improvement in a complex composite wood panel manufacturing operation.
- Use composite panel manufacturing 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 complex composite panel manufacturing plant and equipment.
- Carry out plant and equipment preventative maintenance and cleaning.
Education pathways
This qualification can lead to higher level qualifications in health and safety or management.

Composite wood panel 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 knowledge required to work as preparation, forming, or pressing operators in a composite 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 2407
Status Current
Created November 2014
Next Review December 2019
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