Industry Advice Sought on Training Package Projects

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ForestWorks is facilitating three training package projects for the Forest and Wood Products and Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committees.

Technical Advisory Committees are being established for each project, to provide technical input to the review and development of units, skill sets and qualifications. We are seeking  technical expertise to assist us in developing these projects. If you are able to volunteer your time, please email the relevant Project Manager, detailed below.

Cross Laminated Timber Building Systems Project

New generation engineered wood products – cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam are increasingly being used in building construction.  Units of competency will be reviewed and updated to incorporate the skills and knowledge that is required to operate machinery, so job functions are accurately described.

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is being formed to provide expertise and guidance to this project. Membership to date includes:

  • Nick Hewson, XLAM
  • Robert Mansell, Hyne
  • John Toole DTM Timber

Please contact Tim Cleary to volunteer or discuss becoming a TAC member.

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Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Safety Compliance Project

Many pulp and paper manufacturing sites are recognised by WorkSafe Australia as major hazard facilities. Training needs to be updated to reflect the requirements set out to maintain licence and other legislative, regulatory and Codes of Practice requirements.

Units of competency from the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package will be reviewed with respect to occupational health and safety; to reflect current industry skills standards and practices and that all job functions are accurately described.

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is being formed to provide expertise and guidance to this project. Membership to date includes:

  • Denise Campbell-Burns, National OHS Unit, CFMEU
  • Robert Moore,  Visy
  • Adam Wookey,  Federation Training

Please contact Michelle Clayton to volunteer or discuss becoming a TAC member.

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Prefabricated Building Systems Project

The demand for specific skills in prefabrication of panelised building systems reflects the increased development of panelised building systems and the changing manufacturing processes in building construction.

This project will review and update units of competency for timber truss and frame design and manufacture, to reflect emerging industry skill requirements, including prefabrication of panelised building systems, so that all job functions are accurately described.

The Timber and Building Solutions Industry Reference Committee is considering the project and seeking nominations for the Technical Advisory Committee. Please contact Georgiana Daian to volunteer or discuss becoming a TAC member.

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