• Course name Visual Stress Grade Softwood
    Duration 2 Days at Creswick or at worksites around Australia (costs may vary)
    The Building Code of Australia requires all structural timber to be stress graded and branded according to the relevant Australian Standard.  This course is based on Australian Standard 2858-2008 "Timber-Softwood-Visually stress graded for structural purposes" and successful completion will enable participants to meet this requirement for softwood timbers. 8 - 15 participants. Class based with practical exercises. Job Outcomes: Successful completion of this course may lead to employment as a timber grader.  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. Introduction to AS 2858 2. Measurement of Imperfections 3. Stress Grade & Strength Groups 4. Softwood Grade Descriptions 5. Summary of Permissible Imperfections 6. Practical Grading 7. Assessment (on-site)
  • Enrolment in FWP20311 Certificate II in Sawmilling & Processing
  • FWPCOT2216B Visually Stress Grade Softwood (20 hrs)
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • $310.00 Full fee ($15.50/sch, including materials) 2014 VTG Subsidised: Note that accessing subsidies for this course may affect your future entitlements.

    Enrolment Fee: $60.00

    Materials Fee: $40.00

    Total: $100.00