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.
Wood the Material 10. Air Drying
Growth & Structure of Wood 11. Kiln Drying
Water in Wood 12. Kiln Drying Schedules
Water in Air 13. Monitoring Drying
Effect on Wood of Losing Water 14. Product Evaluation & Storage
The Drying Process 15. Selection of a Drying Process
Drying Defects 16. Kiln Types, Instrumentation &
Preparing for Drying 17. Kiln Testing & Maintenance
Kiln Drying Schedules
Product Evaluation & Storage
Selection of a Drying Process
Kiln Types, Instrumentation & Controls
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
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