CNC Introduction

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Cover all the basics for use and maintenance of CNC lathes and machining centres

CNC Machining is a method carried out by computerised devices to perform a broad range of manufacturing tasks in a wide variety of fields.

During this course you will cover:

  • Safety on and around CNC lathes
  • Start-up, shut-down and basic maintenance of CNC lathes
  • Setting of tools and jaws
  • Basic lathe programming (Fanuc)
  • Sample of repetitive cycles (rough turning, finish turning, threading)
  • Operation of the lathe with a small part project
  • Safety on and around CNC machining centres
  • Start-up, shutdown and basic maintenance of CNC machining centres
  • Setting of tools and work holding devices
  • Basic machining centre programming (Fanuc)
  • Sample of canned cycles (peck drilling, boring, tapping etc.)
  • Operation of the machining centre with a small part project

Please note classes are run subject to numbers (minimum 10 students)

This course is run over six evenings, 5.30pm - 9.00pm.

2021 course dates
26/10 - 31/11


These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible. 
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

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