• Course name Timber Drying
    Duration 4 days at Creswick or elsewhere in Australia (costs may vary)
    This course takes the participant through initial understanding and practice of drying operations through to advanced aspects such as schedule monitoring and development. Through a combination of group discussion and practical exercises at the Training Centre's drying laboratory- and using the kilns, participants will gain an understanding of the principles underpinning timber drying and the various drying processes. 8-12 participants. Class based with practical exercises using TTC or site kilns. Job Outcomes: On successful completion learners may be able to find employment as 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.
  • Course Content
    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
  • FWPSAW4203B Coordinate Timber Drying Operations  50hrs FWPCOT3248A Dry timber in solar assisted kilns  40hrs FWPSAW3205B   Dry Hardwood  40hrs
  • $1430  ($11.00/sch) 2016 VTG Subsidised: Note that accessing subsidies for this course may affect your future entitlements. Indicative Tuition Fee     $390.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee           $110.00 Total Cost    $500.00