Forest and Wood Products and Pulp and Paper IRC

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Draft Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work 2018-2021
Open for Feedback until March 12 2018

We are seeking your feedback on the Draft IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work. IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work identify skills gaps and emerging skills needs within training packages for 2018-2020.

Priority projects identified and proposed by the IRCs in the 2018 edition of the Skills Forecasts for development include:

Forest and Wood Products Training Package: 

Forest management and harvesting

  • Harvesting technologies for the future
  • Forest management innovation
  • Wood chip export at the portside

Timber and wood processing

  • Sawmill timber and process optimisation
  • Advances in wood machining and saw doctoring
  • Timber product development and supply chain innovation
  • Bioenergy, co-generation and biochar

Timber building solutions

  • Timber truss and frame estimating and design
  • Advanced sales, marketing and customer service skills


Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package: 

Pulp and paper manufacturing

  • Recycling and de-inking recovered paper
  • Bioenergy technologies
  • Leadership skills in pulp and paper
  • Paper product chain of custody and sustainability skills at all occupational levels
  • Bio-refining
  • Automated processes in converted paper manufacturing

Feedback is sought by Monday March 12 via the following links.

The survey asks for your feedback on the skills priorities identified, and enables you to contribute to the details provided on the first priority projects. Through the survey you can access the relevant documents.

The IRC Skills Forecasts and Proposed Schedules of Work will be submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) by the end of April, which will draw on the information to update the AISC National Schedule of training package development work to determine future Training Package Projects.