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Completing the learning resources in any WoodSolutions Campus topic and securing knowledge certificates can provide you with a pathway to further education and VET training.

Pathway to UTAS

Securing WoodSolutions Campus knowledge certificates can earn you credit in the University of Tasmania’s Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing and building). This four-unit course opens the way to on-going tertiary education. It can be completed part-time and largely online, from work or home.

Structured pathways exist for students without previous university education to enroll in the course if they have an acceptable combination of training qualifications and relevant industry experience.

WoodSolutions Campus pathways further education

This guide outlines established pathways from completion of content in WoodSolution Campus topics into University-level education. An arrangement exists for those securing suitable WoodSolution Campus Knowledge certificates to receive advance standing for one unit in the University of Tasmania’s Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing and building) or GradCert Timber.

What is the GradCert Timber?

The GradCert Timber is a four-unit online course that provides students with knowledge and skills in:

  • Wood as a material. Wood science, material properties and aspects of growth that influence its use.
  • Making the wood products to use in building. The manufacture, sales and market support of timber and wood products used in building.
  • Building with wood products. The design, construction, maintenance and management of timber-rich buildings and structures.

The course assignments are often workplace focused. As a university-level course, it is designed to develop:

  • knowledge in timber and wood products, their production and use in building.
  • skills in understanding concepts, analysing and solving problems, and written expression.

You can find out more about the GradCert Timber at www.utas.edu.au/csaw

What do I have to do?

To qualify for advance standing in the GradCert Timber for the unit: KDA503 Timber, its origins and characteristic, you have to successfully complete the assessments at the level ticked in Table 1. With this advance standing, you only need to complete three additional units to be awarded the GradCert Timber.

Table 1. WoodSolution Campus topics and assessment level requirement for KDA503

Topic title

Beginners Knowledge Certificate

Intermediate Knowledge Certificate

Advanced Knowledge Certificate

Introduction to Building Regulations and Standard 

-

4

-

Design for Durability

-

4

-

Design for Bushfire

-

-

-

Managing timber’s moisture content

-

4

-

Timber and wood properties

-

-

4

Timber and wood products

-

-

4

Environmental characteristics of timber

-

-

4

Selecting timber for applications

-

-

-

Timber grades and grading

-

4

-

How do I claim advance standing?

To claim your advance standing, you need your WoodSolutions Campus knowledge certificates for the topics and levels shown in Table 1, then you need to to apply for enrolment in the GradCert Timber at: http://www.utas.edu.au/study

You can claim advance standing during enrolment.

If you have any questions, email: enquiries@arch.utas.edu.au

Pathway to VET training

Securing WoodSolutions Campus knowledge certificates can earn you credit for units of competency in VET training.

WoodSolutions is currently negotiating arrangement with Registered Training Organisations to recognise knowledge certificate as completion of agreed components of key units of competency.

This section outlines pathways planned from completion of content in WoodSolution Campus topics into Vocational Education and Training (VET). VET enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.

WoodSolutions Campus is negotiating arrangements with Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for them to recognise WoodSolution Campus knowledge certificate as completion of agreed components of key units of competency.

What training may be covered?

Negotiations are currently underway with RTOs in several state about links between knowledge certificates and key units of competency, including:

  • CPCCBC4001A – Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

  • FPICOR3202B – Conduct quality and product care procedures

  • FPICOT2241 – Apply wood and timber product knowledge

What do I have to do?

Detailed arrangements are still being finalised. However, to claim credit for any unit of competency, you need your WoodSolutions Campus knowledge certificates and then you need to apply for credit to an RTO in your state or region.

When arrangement have been finalised, guides detailing requirements and contacts with participating RTOs will be made available at: campus.woodsolutions.com.au/pathways.

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