New Zealand Certificate in Solid Wood Manufacturing

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the solid wood manufacturing industry with people who have the skills and knowledge required to work as an operator in a solid wood manufacturing operation.

Graduates will understand safety, as well as, environmental and quality requirements relevant to solid wood manufacturing.

Graduates will be able to safely and efficiently operate plant and equipment used in solid wood manufacturing with limited supervision.


  • Timber grading: 74 credits, 8-12 months
  • Sawmilling: 49 credits, 12 months
  • Timber treatment: 67 credits, 18 months
  • Pole, post and pile: 62 credits, 18 months
  • Timber machining: 79 credits,  18 months
  • Finger jointing: 78 credits, 18 month
  • Saw doctoring: 77 credits, 16 months
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