Register Wood Machining Apprentices

As the timber industry continues to evolve and develop, education has become one of the strongest pillars in the arsenal of many large operations. 

Qualified Wood Machinists are currently listed on the National Skills Needs List and are eligible for employer incentives under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. 

Wood machining is at serious risk of being declassified as a trade. This will have significant repercussions for the Timber Industry and the quality of products we are able to produce in the future. 

Please help to preserve this important trade by completing the form below. 

Training with Coffs Harbour Hardwoods / Stirling Machinery

Register Your Support Today

If you’d like further information about how we are working to support wood machining as a stand alone trade, please call us on 1800 077 862, ask a question in the form below or email enquiries@stirlingmachinery.com.au

Hear from our customers

C Series Finger Jointer & E Series Moulder

“Every step of the way, Stirling showed that they could partner with us in a meaningful way. We weren’t looking for a quick set-and-forget arrangement. We wanted a genuine collaboration that would see us through from consultancy and installation to operation and beyond.”

Chris Skeels-Piggins


Planer Sander

“Stirling Machinery’s Planer Sander replaced the two existing sanders we had onsite. Finishing tabletops, a process that originally took two to three hours across two machines, has now been reduced to a matter of minutes in a one-pass finish. The team took the time to understand my operation, how it is run,and what we were looking for in terms of increased capacity and timber finish, and came back with a tailored solution that ticked all of the boxes.As a furniture maker of 35 years, I have been very impressed by the level of service,support and results Stirling has provided. From adding one machine, we have gained time, quality, space, output and efficiency and I couldn’t be happier.”

Geoff Laffan

Director of Winna Furniture

A Series Moulder & Vertical Resaw

“What Craig and the rest of the team at Stirling care about is that the timber industry in Australia goes to a higher quality level. They want to see our customers getting the best product, they don’t just want to sell something. Craig is always asking the questions to make sure that whatever he sells me is going to make my product higher quality and the customer happier.”

Thor Diesendorf

Managing Director of Thor's Hammer