Course Title: Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4250

Course Title: Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Julian Pratt

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4820

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Course Description

This unit covers the competency to set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines to achieve furniture design requirements.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMFFDT4011A Set up, operate and maintain basic static woodworking machines for furniture designs


1.  Determine set up and operating requirements of woodworking machines

2.  Set up and operate static woodworking machines

3.  Maintain static woodworking machines

Learning Outcomes

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in the set up, tuning, operation, maintenance and general problem solving of basic static woodworking machines, including a table saw, thicknesser, jointer and band saw.

The competency applies to a work room and on-site environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at the highly skilled craftsman or artisan level.

This unit requires employability skills in planning and organising, technology use and problem solving in order to correctly set up machines to perform specific woodwork operations. Communication skills are used to access and interpret work requirements and self management is applied to ensure ongoing performance of machines is maintained.

Overview of Assessment

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for the use of static woodworking machines

Interpret design requirements and locate and apply relevant information

Apply safe handling requirements for equipment, products and materials, including use of personal protective equipment

Locate and apply relevant information related to static woodworking machines

Set up, operate and maintain static woodworking machines listed in the range statement

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

Work effectively with others

Modify activities to cater for variations in workplace contexts and environment