• Course name Timber Product Knowledge
    Duration 2 days held in conjunction with, or on behalf of, industry partners such as the Timber Merchants Association (or delivered on site subject to class size).
    This course is designed for timber and wood product sales people who need to provide comprehensive advice to customers on the correct timber to use for their applications.  12-20 participants. Class based with field trip to a timber processing facility. Participants will gain an understanding of wood technology and various production processes in order to recommend suitable products to customers. Job Outcomes: Successful completion of this course may lead to employment as a timber sales assistant.  This course may also be useful for building inspectors and specifiers.
  • 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. Features, benefits and limitations of timber as a product
    2. The lifecycle of timber products
    3. Timber classification and naming, wood structure and tree growth
    4. Wood properties (strength, durability, hardness, appearance, density etc)
    5. Timber treatment, hazard levels and precautions in use of treated timber
    6. Log conversion processes
    7. Forest product certification schemes
    8. Sourcing technical information
    9. Keeping timber looking great (finishes, stains and oils)
    10. Innovative, new and emerging wood products/ technologies
  • Enrolment in FPI20611 Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
  • FWPCOT2241    Apply wood and timber product knowledge (20 hrs)
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • $220* cost may vary for courses conducted on behalf of industry partners. 2016 VTG Subsidised: Note that accessing subsidies for this course may affect your future entitlements The student fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenities fees. Indicative Tuition Fee $60.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Total Cost $60.00