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Unit description

Enhances students' understanding of historical, social, cultural, economic, personal and environmental issues related to the timber industry. The design and manufacture of timber products is considered. This unit extends students' skills and methods for joinery, construction and finishing of timber products and their understanding of the use and maintenance of tools and machinery.

Unit content

  1. Historical developments in the timber industry and their impact on manufacturing processes, materials and work practices. 
  2. Past and present impact of the timber products and furniture industries on the economy, society and the environment. 
  3. Structural, technical, environmental and sociological considerations related to the timber industry. 
  4. Personnel issues and occupational health and safety issues related to the timber industry. 
  5. New and emerging technologies in the timber industry and their impact on the way manufactured products are made and used. 
  6. The principals and practice of design and production/manufacture in the timber products and furniture industry including prototyping, modelling and testing. 
  7. Advanced contemporary skills and methods for joinery, construction and finishing of timber products. 
  8. Use and maintenance of tools and machinery used in the manufacture of timber products. 
  9. Project management (including WHS issues) and communication skills and their application to the production and documentation of a complex, high quality timber product

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1describe historical developments in the timber industry and their impact on manufacturing processes, materials and work practicesKnowledge of a discipline
2critique past and present impacts of the timber products and furniture industries on the economy, society, culture and the environmentKnowledge of a discipline
3debate structural, technical, environmental, personal, and sociological considerations related to the timber industryKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
4describe new and emerging technologies in the timber industry and their impact on the way manufactured products are made and usedKnowledge of a discipline
5discuss the practice of design and production/manufacture in the timber products and furniture industryCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate advanced, contemporary skills and methods for joinery, construction and finishing of timber products, and the use and maintenance of tools and machineryKnowledge of a discipline
7apply project management (including WHS issues) and communication skills to the production and documentation of a complex, high quality timber product.Communication and social skills

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe historical developments in the timber industry and their impact on manufacturing processes, materials and work practices
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critique past and present impacts of the timber products and furniture industries on the economy, society, culture and the environment
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. debate structural, technical, environmental, personal, and sociological considerations related to the timber industry
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. describe new and emerging technologies in the timber industry and their impact on the way manufactured products are made and used
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. discuss the practice of design and production/manufacture in the timber products and furniture industry
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate advanced, contemporary skills and methods for joinery, construction and finishing of timber products, and the use and maintenance of tools and machinery
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. apply project management (including WHS issues) and communication skills to the production and documentation of a complex, high quality timber product.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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