1. FRAME SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the Frame saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the frame saw operator equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the frame saw operator equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

2. BOARD EDGER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the board edger operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the frame Lumber edging equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the board edging equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

3. BAND SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the band saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the band saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the band saw machine
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

4. FINGERJOINT OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the finger joint operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment for finger-jointing
  • Set-up finger joint profiler, press and cross-cut machine
  • Purpose of setting up
  • Process of setting up machines
  • Producing finger joints with profile dimensions according to SANS 1096
  • Handling and cure finger jointed lumber
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

5. NARROW BAND SAW MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the narrow band saw maintenance operation to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Inspecting narrow band saw blades
  • Corrective measures
  • Spring setting
  • Safety during saw maintenance
  • Band saw machine maintenance
  • Saw sharpening
  • Mounting blade on the machine
  • Machine setting up procedures
  • Operating procedures
  • Controlling through-put and quality
  • Safety, Health and environmental requirement

6. SCANNER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the scanner operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the scanner equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the scanner equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

7. TRIMSAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the trimsaw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the trimming equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the trimming equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

8. DEBARKER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the debarker operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Main machine component
  • Set-up finger joint profiler, press and cross-cut machine
  • Tools and equipment for setting up the debarking facility
  • Ancillary material handling equipment
  • Setting up and testing the debarking facility
  • Operating the debarking facility
  • Reasons for debarking
  • Controlling the quantity and quality of debarked logs
  • Routine maintenance and lubrication
  • Safety

9. CROSS CUT SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the cross cut saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment for cross cutting
  • Tools and equipment and log cutting tools
  • Inspecting tools and equipment for damagesp
  • Ancillary materials handling equipment
  • Setting cross cutting equipment
  • Safety in setting lumber cross cutting equipment
  • Operating cross cutting equipment
  • Quality control measures
  • Maintenance of cross cutting equipment
  • Lubrication of equipment

10. RE-SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the re-saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the re-sawing equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the re-sawing equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

11. DOUBLE LOG EDGER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the double log edger operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the double log edger equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the double log edger equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

12. MULTIRIP OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the multi-rip operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the Multi-rip equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the multi-rip equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

13. RIP SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the rip saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the rip saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the rip saw equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

14. WOODMIZER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the woodmizer operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the woodmizer equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the woodmizer equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

15. KILN OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the kiln operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Dry kiln auxiliary equipment
  • Inspections and maintenance of dry kilns and equipment
  • Kiln samples
  • Drying defects
  • Operating a dry kiln
  • Log and lumber storage
  • Energy in kiln drying

16. KILN ASSISTANT

Introduction:The program is designed to train the kiln assistance operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Dry kiln auxiliary equipment
  • Inspections and maintenance of dry kilns and equipment
  • Kiln samples
  • Drying defects
  • Operating a dry kiln
  • Log and lumber storage
  • Energy in kiln drying

17. LUMBER DRYING FOR SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS

Introduction:The program is designed to train the lumber drying supervisors/managers to be able to dry timber correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production Manages and Supervisors as required per production needs.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:6 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Air drying
  • Kiln drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Kiln samples
  • Drying defects
  • Safety
  • Energy in kiln drying

18. LUMBER DRYING APPRECIATION FOR MANAGERS

Introduction:The program is designed to train the lumber drying managers to be able to dry timber correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber Milling Managers as required per production needs.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:2 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Air drying
  • Kiln drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Kiln samples
  • Energy in kiln drying
  • Health, safety and environmental requirements

19. BOARD GRADER-Spec 1783-Part 1&2

Introduction:The program is designed to train the boarder grader to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Visual grading facilities (grading table, chain, moisture meter, measuring equipment, marking equipment
  • Mechanical grading facilities (calibration, feeding mechanisms, stress identification and marking materials
  • Stacking area and facilities, stack size, grade marks
  • Grade stamp positions of grade mark on lumber
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, graders markings, parcelling facilities
  • Relevant grading rules, readings, measurements, pre-test markings where relevant, stress identification
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

20. BOARD GRADER-Spec 1783-Part 3

Introduction:The program is designed to train the boarder to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Visual grading facilities (grading table, chain, moisture meter, measuring equipment, marking equipment
  • Mechanical grading facilities (calibration, feeding mechanisms, stress identification and marking materials
  • Stacking area and facilities, stack size, grade marks
  • Grade stamp positions of grade mark on lumber
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, graders markings, parcelling facilities
  • Relevant grading rules, readings, measurements, pre-test markings where relevant, stress identification
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

21. BOARD GRADER-Spec 1783-Part 4

Introduction:The program is designed to train the boarder grader to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Visual grading facilities (grading table, chain, moisture meter, measuring equipment, marking equipment
  • Mechanical grading facilities (calibration, feeding mechanisms, stress identification and marking materials
  • Stacking area and facilities, stack size, grade marks
  • Grade stamp positions of grade mark on lumber
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, graders markings, parcelling facilities
  • Relevant grading rules, readings, measurements, pre-test markings where relevant, stress identification
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

22. BOARD GRADER- Refresher

Introduction:The program is designed to train the boarder grader to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs with previous certification.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:3 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Stacking area and facilities
  • Grade stamp
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimension, grades markings
  • Grading rules and standards
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

23. BOARD GRADING for Supervisors/Managers Spec 1783

Introduction:The program is designed to train the board grading for supervisors/managers to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production managers/supervisor as required per production needs.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:8 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Grading standard, rules
  • Visual and mechanical grading
  • Stacking areas and facilities
  • Process of setting up machines
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, grades
  • Grade stamp
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

24. FINGER JOINTING OPERATOR-Spec 096

Introduction:The program is designed to train the Finger jointing operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment for finger-jointing
  • Set-up finger joint profiler, press and cross-cut machine
  • Purpose of setting up
  • Process of setting up machines
  • Producing finger joints with profile dimensions according to SANS 1096
  • Handling and cure finger jointed lumber
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

25. STRESS GRADER (TRU) OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the stress grader operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Responsibilities and standards for stress grading
  • Visual and machine grading
  • Machine set-up
  • Machine maintenance
  • Machine operation
  • Quality standards
  • Health and safety standards

26. SETTING &SHARPENING

Introduction:The program is designed to train the setting and sharpening operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Setting and sharpening procedures
  • Set up and adjustment of tools and equipment
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Function of tools and equipment
  • Setting and sharpening
  • Manually operated machine
  • Automated operated machines
  • Maintenance and adjustment of tools and equipment

27. LEVELLING & TENSIONING

Introduction:The program is designed to train the people so that they be able to level and tension saw blades in Lumber mill Saw shop correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Tools, gauges and equipment used
  • Steps taken in levelling
  • Reason for levelling
  • Maintenance of equipment used
  • Relevant PPC
  • Safety during and after tensioning and levelling

28. SAW MAINTENANCE -Advanced Level

Introduction:The program is designed to train people how to take good care of saws (Saw Maintenance) in a Lumber Mill correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:10 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Procedures to be followed in servicing used/blunt saw
  • Inspecting of servicing saws
  • Inspecting saw blades after use in lumber mill
  • Corrective measures
  • Saw maintenance procedures
  • Precautionary measure during saw maintenance
  • Monitoring performance of serviced saw blades
  • Safety and health

29. PLANER MOULDER Maintenance & Operation

Introduction:The program is designed to train the planer moulder operator to be able to operate and maintain the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Cutting tools (blades, knives) for the moulder
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the planer moulder
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Control through put and quality
  • Safety on planer moulder

30. PLANING & MOULDING for Managers

Introduction:The program is designed to train the Dry Mill Managers to be able to know about the machine and operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production managers as required per production needs.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment
  • Setting up the planer moulder
  • Operating the planer moulder
  • Maintain and set up cutter blocks
  • Throughput and quality
  • Lock out procedures
  • Safe, health and environmental requirements

31. OXY/ACETYLENE Welding and Brazing

Introduction:The program is designed to train people to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:4 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Materials and equipment used with oxygen/acetylene to weld and braze saw blades
  • Welding and brazing procedures
  • Welding and brazing process
  • Relevant PPC for protection
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Cleaning faces and edges after welding
  • Cleaning detergents

32. MIG &TIG Welding

Introduction:The program is designed to train people be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:4 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Setting up MIG arc welder
  • Setting up procedures
  • Setting up TIG arc welder
  • Welding saw blades using MIG and TIG
  • Cleaning faces and edges of welds
  • Safety requirements
  • Maintenance of machinery/equipment

33. SHARPEN KNIFES & PROFILE CUTTERS

Introduction:The program is designed to train people how to sharpen knifes & profile cutters correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:3 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Inspection carried out on used/blunt knives and profile cutters
  • Importance of carrying out inspections
  • Inspections procedures
  • Possible features that indicates damages
  • Assembling knife and profile cutters grinding machine
  • Sharpening knives and profile cutters
  • Mounting cutters/knives in cutter blocks after sharpening
  • Routine maintenance of machines used

34. MAINTAIN AND SET UP CUTTER BLOCKS

Introduction:The program is designed to train people how to maintain and set up cutter blocks correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:4 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Cutter blocks with disposable cutters
  • Setting up a cutter block (profiled and disposable)
  • Cutter block maintenance
  • Safety during cutter block maintenance

35. FINGERJOINTING & GLUELAM for Managers

Introduction:The program is designed to train managers in finger jointing and gluelam manufacturing correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production managers as required per production needs.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:3 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Types of machinery
  • Finger jointing process
  • Glulam process
  • Setting up laminating equipment
  • Producing finger jointed and laminated timber
  • Stacking procedures
  • Safety, health and environmental requirement

36. MAINTAINANCE MANAGEMENT

Introduction:The program is designed to train on maintenance management to carry out maintenance work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of PracticeLearners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling maintenance team as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:4 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to life cycle cost
  • Objectives of maintenance and maintenance cost
  • Maintenance definition
  • How to get un-planned repair jobs planned
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Total productivity maintenance
  • Maintenance management systems

37. TIMBER MARKETING

Introduction:The program is designed to train how to market timber being produced in the sawmill correctly, to improve sales.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:3 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Sustainable quality processed and unprocessed timber products
  • Marketing of timber products
  • Continually cultivates and develops new and existing markets and or niche markets
  • Logistical management of various kinds of timber products

38. PHYSICAL & MECHANICAL PROPETIES OF TIMBER

Introduction:The program is designed to train people dealing with timber the properties of timber prior to its end use.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:2 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Microscopic structure of wood
  • Cell walls, cell openings, cell types
  • Three (3) planes of wood (tangential, radial and longitudinal)
  • Wood grain
  • Knots
  • Reaction wood
  • Juvenile wood
  • Moisture content in wood
  • Chemical structure of wood
  • Physical properties of wood
  • Mechanical properties of wood

39. BASIC SAFETY IN SAWMILLING FOR WORKERS

Introduction:The program is designed to train all operators and production employees to be able to operate the machine and work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:2 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Managing health and safety
  • Training
  • Safe guarding machinery
  • Mechanical saw milling lines
  • Work place design and building maintenance
  • Safe use of transport
  • Safe stacking
  • Slinging/lifting of loads
  • Occupational health and the work place

40. SAWMILL FIRE AWARENESS (Basic)

Introduction:The program is designed to train people be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:2 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Understanding fire
  • Causes of fire
  • Responsibilities- fire safety is everyone’s responsibility
  • Risk assessment- generic and dynamic
  • Human behaviour
  • Fire detection and fire fighting
  • Fire drills, evaluation and fire wardens

41. SAWMILL FIRE FIGHTING PROTO TEAMS

Introduction:The program is designed to train all production employees to be able to handle fire outbreaks in sawmills correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:3 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Fire line safety and survival
  • Fire behaviour
  • Hand tool utilization
  • Hand tool maintenance
  • Legislation
  • Stages of fire suppression
  • Water delivery equipment

42. HEALTHY & SAFETY FOR SUPERVISORS & MANAGERS

Introduction:The program is designed to train mangers/supervisors in health and safety issues to enable smooth and safe production in the Lumber Mill.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production managers/supervisors as required per production needs.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:2 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Managing health and safety
  • Training
  • Safe guarding machinery
  • Mechanical saw milling lines
  • Work place design and building maintenance
  • Safe use of transport
  • Safe stacking
  • Slinging/lifting of loads
  • Occupational health and the work place

43. FIRST AID Level 1

Introduction:The program is designed to train the production employees in First Aid.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:2 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Emergency scene management
  • Rescue breathing
  • Shock
  • Bleeding and wounds
  • Neck and spine immobilization and transportation
  • Burns
  • Thermal stress
  • Positioning
  • Medical emergencies

44. SAFE WORK PROCEDURES

Introduction:The program is designed to train all operators and production employees to be able to operate the machine and work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:1 Day
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Work systems and controls measures
  • Load stiffing equipment and practices
  • Work place access and general safety
  • Work location and general safety
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Training and instruction
  • Legal requirement

45. LOCK OUT PROCEDURES

Introduction:The program is designed to train all operators and production employees to be able to operate the machine and work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:1 Day
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • General responsibilities
  • Factors to consider when locking out equipment
  • Lockout procedures
  • Preparation
  • Machine or equipment shutdown and isolation
  • Application of lock out/tagout
  • Verification of isolation
  • Lockout/tagout interruption
  • Release from lockout/tagout
  • General lockout recommendations for servicing
  • Lockout for hydraulic systems

46. PEELER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the peeler operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the peeler equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the peeler equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

47. VENEER DRYER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the veneer dryer operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the veneer dryer
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the veneer dryer
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

48. VENEER GUILLOTINE OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the veneer guillotine operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the veneer guillotine
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the veneer guillotine
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

49. VENEER GRADING SPECIFICATIONS

Introduction:The program is designed to train how to grade veneer correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Grading rules
  • Dimensional tolerance of veneer
  • Veneer moisture content
  • Flattening of veneers
  • General veneer requirements
  • Fattening burls veneers

50. VENEER PATCHER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the veneer patcher operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the veneer patcher
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the veneer patcher equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

51. CORE SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the core saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • SCollecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the core saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the core saw equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubricationy

52. GLUE SPREADER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the glue spreader operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the glue spreading equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the glue spreading equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

53. VENEER LAY UPS OPERATION

Introduction:The program is designed to train the veneer lay ups operation to be able to lay-up veneers correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Veneer laminating requirements
  • Loose and tight slopes of veneer
  • Moisture content of veneers and substrate prior to laminating
  • Gluing process
  • Types of glue used for veneering
  • Requirements for gluing
  • Requirements for bond quality
  • Problems related to gluing and pressing veneer delamination

54. GLUE MIXER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the glue mixer operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the glue mixer
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the glue mixer equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

55. PRE-PRESSING OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the pre-pressing operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the pre-pressing equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the pre-pressing operator
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

56. BOARD PRESS OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the board press operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the board pressing equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the board pressing equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

57. BOARD TRIMMING OPERATOR (Panel sizer)

Introduction:The program is designed to train the board trimming operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the board trimming (panel sizer) equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the board trimming (panel sizer) equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

58. SANDER OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the sander operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the sanding equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the sanding equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

59. PLYWOOD GRADING

Introduction:The program is designed to train how to grade plywood correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Primary use of plywood
  • Manufacturing process
  • Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rapture (MOE & MOR) for plywood
  • Fire rating of material
  • Insulation testing
  • Visual & mechanical grading
  • Relevant grading rules/standards
  • Grade stamp
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods

60. LOG SCALING

Introduction:The program is designed to train the log yard employees to be able to scale logs correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:3 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Theory and principals of log scaling
  • Defects- deduction methods
  • Log defects and deductions
  • Special scaling requirements
  • Check scaling
  • Use of international log rules
  • Other forms of measurement

61. PANEL SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the panel saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the panel saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the panel saw equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

62. BANDSAW OPERATOR

Introduction:The program is designed to train the band saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.Learners per CourseMinimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course
Target Group:All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.Certification:Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:Duration:5 Days
Course Outline:
  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the bandsaw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the bandsaw equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

63. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 1

Introduction: This qualification is aimed at persons who work or intend working within a Lumber Milling context, and who seek to acquire recognition of essential knowledge regarding the Lumber Milling Sector and related operations. This qualification would also be beneficial for community-based learners as it would afford them the opportunity to understand the environment they are living in and this in turn would be advantageous for employers in the area as this situation can lead to a supply of individuals with relevant foundational knowledge

SAQA Qualification ID number–66269, 123 Credits

Target group:Requirements:Certification:Course Duration:
All relevant production employees, or, as required per production needs, without previous certificationMinimum Literacy and Numeracy ABET 4 or NQF 1 or RPL, Grade 9The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 36 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 44 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 40 elective credits is required for this qualification per specialization.

If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP&M Seta

154 Days

QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

NQF LEVELTYPECREDITSU/SUNIT STANDARD TITTLE
Level 1Core4263684Explain Lumber Milling Industry activities in terms of processes, production stages and equipment
Level 1Core4263686Identify the mechanical makeup and the function of major equipment needed in a work area
Level 1Core5117226Keep work area and equipment clean and safe in a wood products plant
Level 1Core5263685Perform elementary Lumber Milling operations
Level 2Core4259639Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace
Level 2Core5244075Maintain the quality of products in a production environment
Level 2Core10264795Operate conversion equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 2Core4259604Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace
Level 2Core39322Work in a team
Level 1Fundamental5119373Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement
Level 1Fundamental6119635Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes
Level 1Fundamental5119364Evaluate and solve data handling and probability problems within given contexts
Level 1Fundamental5119631Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn
Level 1Fundamental6119640Read/view and respond to a range of text types
Level 1Fundamental27450Work with measurement in a variety of contexts
Level 1Fundamental4119362Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers
Level 1Fundamental6119636Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes
Level 1Elective3252250Apply fire-fighting techniques
Level 1Elective5263654Clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance in Saw shop of Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective514656Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS
Level 1Elective313176Describe and discuss basic issues relating to the nature of business, the stakeholders in a business and business profitability
Level 1Elective
3
14445Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit
Level 1Elective5263681Handle, mix and apply adhesive glue manually in finger-jointing and laminating facilities of Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective2263682Inspect used saw blades before and after servicing in Saw shop of Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective8263682Manage personal finances
Level 1Elective5263678Manually set and sharpen springset saw blades used in a Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective5263655Move and transport saws and cutters between saw shop and processing machines/areas in a Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective3116932Operate a personal computer system
Level 1Elective7264814Operate conversion equipment for recovering narrower and thinner and shorter length products in dry timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 1Elective5263679Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective2263695Perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective5263676Prepare and load lumber drying kiln
Level 1Elective4264798Sort and stack graded lumber in a lumber mill
Level 1Elective4263690Sort, feed and record logs in the log yard of a Lumber Mill
Level 1Elective3263689Stack lumber for kiln drying
Level 1Elective313172Understand the employer/employee relationship
Level 2Elective5263674Describe drying defects occurring in wood, and methods to use in minimizing them
Level 2Elective412466Explain the individual`s role within business
Level 2Elective2263696Kiln trolley with load of dried lumber from drying kiln to cooling shed/facilities
Level 2Elective5120496Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace

64. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 2

Introduction: Lumber Milling plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller sawmills that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification.

SAQA Qualification ID number–66312, 120 Credits

Target group:Requirements:Certification:Course Duration:
All relevant production employees, or, as required per production needs, without previous certificationMinimum Literacy and Numeracy ABET 4 or NQF 1 or RPL, Grade 9The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 36 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 26 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 58 elective credits is required for this qualification per specialization.

If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP& M Seta

150 Days

QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

NQF LEVELTYPECREDITSU/SUNIT STANDARD TITTLE
Level 2Core213167Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace
Level 2Core10243688Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements
Level 3Core12243701Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices
Level 2Core2113915Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract
Level 2Fundamental39009Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems
Level 2Fundamental512461Communicate at work
Level 2Fundamental37480Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems
Level 2Fundamental5119454Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication
Level 2Fundamental312444Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts
Level 2Fundamental5119464Respond to literary texts
Level 2Fundamental27469Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life
Level 2Fundamental59007Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems
Level 1Elective5119456Write/present for a defined context
Level 1Elective8243189Manage personal finances
Level 2Elective3116932Operate a personal computer system
Level 2Elective3259619Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections
Level 2Elective7263683Describe basic principles of a Lumber Kiln drying schedule
Level 2Elective5263674Describe drying defects occurring in wood, and methods to use in minimizing them
Level 2Elective5263757Describe kiln types, construction materials for kilns, and auxiliary equipment
Level 2Elective12264835Explain and apply specific standards of lumber grading in a lumber mill
Level 2Elective412466Explain the individual`s role within business
Level 2Elective
5
263716Hang frame saw blades and set up frame saw machine used in Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective3263723Maintain and set up cutter blocks with profiled and disposable cutters for machines used in Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective3263675Operate and monitor the green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective10264795Operate conversion equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 2Elective10264797Operate conversion equipment used to profile cross section of products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 2Elective5263687Operate green lumber edging in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective5263721Operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective10264794Operate primary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 2Elective10263735Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective10263726Produce finger-jointed lumber in Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective10264816Produce laminated lumber in lumber mill
Level 2Elective5263693Select, prepare, place and use samples in Lumber drying process
Level 2Elective5263691Set and sharpen swaged tooth saw blades used in the lumber mill
Level 2Elective2263724Set up circular saw blade(s) in machines used for processing timber in lumber mill
Level 2Elective4263715Sharpen and set up knives and profile cutters used in Lumber Mill
Level 32Elective5263755Use and care for grinding wheels, blade, knife and cutter, maintenance in saw doctor shop of lumber mill
Level 2Elective10263677Weld and braze saw blades using oxygen/acetylene during maintenance in saw shop of lumber mill
Level 2Elective5263734Weld saw Blades using Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), in Saw Shop of Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective2117171Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle
Level 3Elective3114978Use a word processing package to produce business documents

65. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 3

Introduction: Lumber Milling plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller sawmills that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification. Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient extraction, and career development and personal job satisfaction of operating personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.

SAQA Qualification ID number–66329, 120 Credits

Target group:Requirements:Certification:Course Duration:
All relevant production employees, or, as required per production needs, without previous certificationMinimum Literacy and Numeracy ABET 4 or NQF 1 or RPLThe qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 37 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 44 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 39 credits is required for this qualification per specialization.

If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP & Seta

150 Days

QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

NQF LEVELTYPECREDITSU/SUNIT STANDARD TITTLE
Level 3Core10117275Apply quality control in the wood preservation plant
Level 3Core4263686Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace
Level 3Core15120330Control basic maintenance and lubrication programme in relevant workplace in Lumber Mill
Level 4Core15263837Demonstrate understanding of influence of wood structure and properties, and certain production factors on wood quality
Level 3Fundamental5263839Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
Level 3Fundamental2119472Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculation
Level 3Fundamental49010Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
Level 3Fundamental59013Interpret and use information from texts
Level 3Fundamental5119457Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities
Level 3Fundamental59012Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
Level 3Fundamental5119467Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues
Level 3Elective57456Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
Level 1Elective5119465Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective5263679Operate green lumber edging in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective10263687Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective10263735Produce finger-jointed lumber in Lumber Mill
Level 2Elective4263726Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace
Level 3Elective5259604Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents
Level 3Elective5120335Control Dry Mill facilities in dry timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 3Elective5264815Control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective5263692Control log handling, sorting and storage facilities (log yard) in green timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 3Elective
5
263736Control lumber drying process in Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective12263754Control lumber grading process in Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective5263718Control Wet Mill facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill
Level 3Elective2264836Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the preparation, conducting, recording and follow-up actions of a planned task observation in a working place
Level 3Elective4120337Demonstrate understanding of technology applicable to use in lumber mill of grinding wheels made from specialised material
Level 3Elective5263722Describe Lumber drying kiln types, their construction materials and auxiliary equipment
Level 3Elective8263720Describe properties of wood related to drying
Level 3Elective15263719Dry Lumber in Lumber drying kiln applying appropriate drying schedule with all possible stages
Level 3Elective6263759Explain and apply quality control procedures
Level 3Elective2123468Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract
Level 3Elective8113915Level and tension circular saw blades used in Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective8263714Level and tension frame saw blades use in Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective8263763Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective5263761Maintain and set up chipper knives and anvils in chipper machines in Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective2263725Maintain and set up Narrow Band Saw Blade(s) used on bandsaws in Lumber Mill
Level 3Elective2263774Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle
Level 3Elective10117171Operate automatic satellite tipping and profile grinding machines in saw shop of lumber mill
Level 3Elective4263756Set up wide blade bandsaw machine and its log carriage used in lumber mill
Level 3Elective8263765Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit
Level 4Elective1213952Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit

66. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 4

Introduction: Lumber Milling plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller sawmills that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification. Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient extraction, and career development and personal job satisfaction of operating personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.

SAQA Qualification ID number–66289, 120 Credits

Target group:Requirements:Certification:Course Duration:
Existing employees at NQF Level 3 identified for promotion and or development.Mathematical and Communication Literacy NQF Level 3

National Certificate: Mineral Processing NQF Level 3

The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 56 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 48 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 16 elective credits is required for this qualification per specialization.

If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP & Seta

150 Days

QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

NQF LEVELTYPECREDITSU/SUNIT STANDARD TITTLE
Level 3Core3114978Use a word processing package to produce business documents
Level 4Core513949Apply technical knowledge and skill to align business unit performance to business goals
Level 4Core4242668Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act
Level 4Core1014667Describe and apply the management functions of an organization
Level 4Core8114877Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit
Level 4Core6242810Manage Expenditure against a budget
Level 4Core12246622Participate in productivity and quality improvement programmes
Level 3Core5119472Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication
Level 3Core5119457Interpret and use information from texts
Level 3Fundamental5119467Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
Level 3Fundamental5119465Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts
Level 4Fundamental69015Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
Level 4Fundamental5119462Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts
Level 4Fundamental5119469Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts
Level 4Fundamental49016Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
Level 4Fundamental5119471Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes
Level 4Fundamental67468Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues
Level 4Fundamental5119459Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts
Level 3Elective5120335Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents
Level 3Elective4116714Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work
Level 3Elective2117171Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle
Level 3Elective
3
9530Manage work time effectively
Level 4Elective1013254Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes
Level 4Elective813952Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit
Level 4Elective15117235Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of wood structure, its properties and production factors on quality in a wood products environment
Level 4Elective4263717Design and make tooth profile templates for saws and cutters used in machines in Lumber Mill
Level 4Elective2263694Maintain wide blade bandsaw wheel faces on bandsaws machines used in Lumber Mill
Level 4Elective5263680Manage maintenance of all machines, tools and equipment used for Saw and cutter maintenance in Lumber Mill
Level 4Elective10264796Manage production in the relevant workplace in lumber mill
Level 4Elective5263695Perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in Lumber Mill
Level 5Elective15255514Conduct a disciplinary hearing