MSFFM3008 - Select timbers for furniture production

    Unit code: MSFFM3008 | Study level: TAFE


    This unit of competency covers selecting suitable timbers for use in production by applying knowledge of timber technology.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.

    Students will be expected to demonstrate the following skills:

    • interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information;
    • apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment;
    • follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection practices to: prevent damage to goods, equipment and products; maintain required production output and product quality; minimise the risk of injury to self and others;
    • from a range of ten (10) common furniture species samples, identify the species correctly, match it to a specified application and justify the choice;
    • correctly identify natural and seasoning faults in selected timbers;
    • use a moisture meter to measure the moisture content in a minimum of three (3) samples, including one (1) hard and one (1) soft timber;
    • use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and estimate material requirements;
    • communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications and the reporting of work outcomes and problems, interpret basic plans and follow safety procedures;
    • minimise wastage of resources, including materials, time and money, and;
    • work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity.

    Required reading

    The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.

    As part of a course

    This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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