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.
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
FWPSAW4203B Coordinate Timber Drying Operations 50hrs
FWPCOT3248A Dry timber in solar assisted kilns 40hrs
FWPSAW3205B Dry Hardwood 40hrs
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