How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
Graduates from this course have rewarding and challenging career options in carpentry, building construction, joinery, cabinet making, furniture making, furniture polishing, floor sanding, glass and glazing, wood machining and upholstery. Career opportunities include wood machinist, wood turner and supervisor.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Certificate III in Timber and Composites Machining
This course describes the skills and knowledge required to perform timber and composites machining for the manufacture of furniture, cabinetry, windows and doors, and other components utilising a range of specialist machinery. This includes preparing and working from drawings and cutting lists. The skills include static and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine set up, operation maintenance and basic troubleshooting. 11 core units plus 16 electives.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession