Course Title: Apply knowledge of timber technology

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5232 Diploma of Engineering Drafting

Course Title: Apply knowledge of timber technology

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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Course Contact: Program Manager

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to outline the use of timber as a civil engineering material including processing to end use as timber, or manufactured timber products, including fixing and construction techniques in accordance with the accepted practices as outlined in relevant codes of practice and Australian Standards.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

EDX010 - Communicate and apply standard industry procedures and policies in an engineering design office.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

EDX160B Apply knowledge of timber technology


• State the properties, quality standards, testing, performance and visual characteristics of timber and timber products
• List and describe defects, causes of degradation, preservation and protection systems, suitable for engineering timber products
• Use the National Timber Framing Code to select sizes of timber for specified building purposes
• List the properties and report on specifications of commonly used engineered timber products in construction
• List an describe common methods of fixing timber and timber joints

Learning Outcomes

Refer to the Learning Package on the Learning Hub.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

NYC (<50%) Not Yet Competent

CAG (50-59%) Competent - Pass

CC (60-69%) Competent - Credit

CDI (70-79%) Competent - Distinction

CHD (80-100%) Competent - High Distinction