Qualification details

LMF31308 - Certificate III in Coopering (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 04/Oct/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced11/May/2009

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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
HLTFA301B - Apply first aidApply first aid N/A
LMFCP2001A - Use coopering sector hand and power toolsUse coopering sector hand and power tools N/A
LMFCP2002A - Produce barrels using non-fired processesProduce barrels using non-fired processes N/A
LMFCP3001A - Apply product and material knowledge to coopering operationsApply product and material knowledge to coopering operations N/A
LMFCP3002A - Select and season timber for coopering productionSelect and season timber for coopering production N/A
LMFCP3003A - Produce barrels using fired processesProduce barrels using fired processes N/A
LMFCP3004A - Maintain and repair barrelsMaintain and repair barrels N/A
LMFFF2004B - Prepare surfaces for finishingPrepare surfaces for finishing N/A
LMFFM2002B - Assemble furnishing componentsAssemble furnishing components N/A
LMFFM2003B - Select and apply hardwareSelect and apply hardware N/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 394299 Wood MacHinists And Other Wood Trades Workers Nec 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4929-79 Wood Tradespersons Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Coopering 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Cooper 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 394299 Wood MacHinists And Other Wood Trades Workers Nec 28/Apr/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4929-79 Wood Tradespersons Nec 28/Apr/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0301 Manufacturing Engineering And Technology 28/Apr/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 11/May/2009 
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Modification History

LMFGG2002B Replaced by HLTFA301B Apply First Aid


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to perform coopering using a variety of specialist machines to work timber and utilising basic welding techniques in the barrel making process.

Job roles /employment outcomes 

The LMF31308 Certificate III in Coopering reflects vocational outcomes for those performing coopering job roles in a defined range of skilled operations, usually within a range of broader related activities involving known routines, methods and procedures, where some discretion and judgement is required in the selection of equipment, services or contingency measures and within known time constraints.


This qualification is typically used to develop skills and a breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge in coppering techniques and would cover selecting, adapting and transferring this skill and knowledge to new environments and providing technical advice and some leadership in resolution of specific problems. Application would be across a range of roles in a variety of contexts with some complexity in the extent and choice of options available and may involve some responsibility for others. Participation in teams including group or team coordination may be required.

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit can be granted towards this qualification by those who have completed LMF21308 Certificate II in Coopering or achieved equivalent industry experience.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification may include other furnishing qualifications at Certificate IV and Diploma level and relevant supervisory, management or competitive manufacturing qualifications.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, depending on the jurisdiction, licensing or regulatory requirements may apply to the use of some units in this qualification. Local regulations should be checked for details.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • collect, organise and understand information related to work orders, basic plans and safety procedures
  • collect, organise and understand detailed technical information related to the materials and the products used in and related to coopering operations
  • communicate ideas and information to enable confirmation of work requirements and specifications, coordination of work with site supervisor, other workers and customers, and the reporting of work outcomes and problems
  • maintain records related to product and materials quality


  • work with others and in a team by recognising dependencies and using cooperative approaches to optimise work flow and productivity


  • use pre-checking and inspection techniques to ensure the tools are serviceable and ready to use
  • use checking and inspection techniques to ensure barrels comply with specifications and that instances of non-compliance are remedied
  • identify, anticipate and respond to faults in timber and/or seasoning processes
  • identify, anticipate and respond to the problems related to timber and material properties
  • identify and analyse faults in barrels
  • select and apply the most appropriate barrel maintenance and repair techniques
  • use sensory evaluation techniques to identify basic wine faults
  • identify, anticipate and respond to the impact of the barrel properties on the product (wine and spirits)

Initiative and enterprise

  • recognise and respond to circumstances outside instructions or personal competence

Planning and organising

  • plan and organise activities including the preparation and layout of own worksite and the obtaining and use of tools and materials to avoid any backtracking, work flow interruptions or wastage during the production cycle
  • use mathematical ideas and techniques to correctly complete measurements, calculate area and volume, and estimate other material requirements


  • clarify and confirm specified work instructions
  • plan work within given task parameters
  • apply systematic and effective time management
  • accept responsibility for given tasks
  • set, monitor and satisfy personal work goals


  • satisfy the competency requirements for the job
  • maintain current knowledge of coopering tools and barrel production materials
  • maintain current knowledge of coopering processes and techniques
  • seek learning opportunities


  • use the workplace technology related to the selection, preparation and use of coopering products and materials including hand and power tools, calculators, measuring devices and technical support systems

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded the LMF31308 Certificate III in Coopering, competency must be achieved in twenty-five  (25 ) units of competency.

  • fifteen  (15 ) core units of competency
  • ten  (10 ) elective units of competency.

Note: Where prerequisite units apply, these have been listed, and must be considered in the total number of units.


Complete all fifteen  (15 ) units from this list.

Unit code 

Unit title 



Use coopering sector hand and power tools


Produce barrels using non-fired processes


Apply product knowledge to production operations


Select and season timbers for furniture production


Produce barrels using fired processes


Hand make timber joints


Apply First Aid


Move and store materials and products


Read and interpret work documents


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Work safely


Make measurements


Communicate in the workplace


Work in a team


Handle dangerous goods/hazardous substances


Select ten  (10 ) units from Groups A, B and C as specified below.

Group A 

Select a minimum of four  (4 ) units from Group A

Unit code 

Unit title 

Unit code 


Set up, operate and maintain basic static machines


Set up, operate and maintain pressure and clamping machines


Set up, operate and maintain sawing machines


Set up, operate and maintain joining machines


Construct jigs and fixtures

Group B 

Select up to six  (6 ) units form Groups B and C

Unit code 

Unit title 



Maintain and repair barrels


Prepare surfaces for finishing


Assemble furnishing components


Select and apply hardware


Join solid timber


Follow plans to assemble production furniture


Set up, operate and maintain planing and finishing machines


Set up, operate and maintain multi-head planning and moulding machines


Set up, operate and maintain routing and shaping machines


Produce and maintain cutting tools


Estimate and cost job


Perform manual heating and thermal cutting


Perform routine manual metal arc welding


Perform routine gas metal arc welding


Perform hand forging


Use hand tools

Group C 

Up to five  (5 ) relevant units may be chosen from units not already selected from Groups A or B, or units available in this Training Package or other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses. Those units must be aligned at Certificate II level (maximum 1 unit), Certificate III level (maximum 5 units) or Certificate IV level (maximum 1 unit).

Units selected from other Training Packages and accredited courses via Group C must be relevant to the qualification outcome and not duplicate units available within this qualification.

If Competitive Manufacturing units are chosen (identified as MSACM in the code), these should only be selected on the basis of work requirements.

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