• Course name Timber Drying (Softwood)
    Duration 3 days at Creswick or on sites around Australia (costs may vary).
    This course is particularly relevant to new kiln operators and/or sawmillers who intend to commence drying for the first time and have little or no prior knowledge. Through a combination of group discussion and practical exercises at the Training Centre's drying laboratory, participants will gain an understanding of the principles underpinning timber drying and the various drying processes. 8-12 participants. Class based with practical softwood drying using Creswick or site kilns. Job Outcomes: Successful completion of this course may enable participants to find employment as softwood kiln operators.
  • Will be by demonstration of skills and answering related questions.  Upon successful completion students will be issued with a nationally recognised statement of attainment for the unit(s) above.
    1. Wood the Material 10.  Air Drying
    2. Growth & Structure of Wood 11.  Kiln Drying
    3. Water in Wood 12.  Kiln Drying Schedules
    4. Water in Air 13.  Monitoring Drying
    5. Effect on Wood of Losing Water 14.  Product Evaluation & Storage
    6. The Drying Process 15.  Selection of a Drying Process
    7. Drying Defects 16.  Kiln Types, Instrumentation &
    8. Collapse Controls
    9. Preparing for Drying 17.  Kiln Testing & Maintenance
    10. Air Drying
    11. Kiln Drying
    12. Kiln Drying Schedules
    13. Monitoring Drying
    14. Product Evaluation & Storage
    15. Selection of a Drying Process
    16. Kiln Types, Instrumentation & Controls
    17. Kiln Testing & Maintenance
  • FWP30311    Certificate III in Sawmilling & Processing
  • FWPCOR3202 Conduct quality and product Care Procedures     20hrs FWPCOR3204   Visually Assess Materials   20hrs FWPSAW3206B   Dry Softwood   40hrs
  • $950 ($11.87/sch) 2016 VTG Subsidised: Note that accessing subsidies for this course may affect your future entitlements. Indicative Tuition Fee $240.00          (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee   $100.00 Total Cost    $340.00