ForestWorks is a bi-partite, not-for-profit, expert representative of learning and skill development in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry. ForestWorks performs a range of industry-wide functions acting as the channel between industry, Government and the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) departments. ForestWorks’ goal is to assist industry with their skills development objectives through national industry skills standards and qualifications.
ForestWorks covers all industry sectors including:
Forest Growing & Management
Harvesting & Haulage
Sawmilling & Processing
Timber Product Manufacturing (including, roof truss, wall frames, door and window manufacturing)
Wood Panel/Board Production and Manufacturing
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing
ForestWorks has the industry support, membership, demonstrated leadership and expert capacity to lead a wide range of skills development initiatives for the industry. Through its members and networks, ForestWorks has access and input to a wide range of other networks and organizations throughout the Asia Pacific region and globally.
Our key stakeholders are:
Governments (State and Federal)
Industry Associations including Unions
Company CEOs and Senior Managers
Site Managers and Supervisors
Trainers and Assessors
Registered Training Organisations
Workers currently employed in the industry and potential new industry entrants
Contact us Please find the contact details for each of our branch locations below, or contact us via our free call number on 1800 177 001.
What we do ForestWorks performs a range of industry wide functions acting as the channel between industry, Government and the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system.
Board of Directors The ForestWorks Board consists of six people elected by ForestWorks members to focus on corporate governance, company policies, finance and general management including the SEC. Directors contribute their industry knowledge, expertise and time to the management of ForestWorks operations and the strategic direction of skills development, leading to benefits for the whole industry.
Industry Skills Council Role ForestWorks is one of 11 Industry Skills Councils (ISCs). ISCs
build partnerships between industry and government in order
to assist Australia to develop a highly skilled workforce.
Company Members ForestWorks exists to represent the skills development and training interests of the industry. Its activities aim to ensure that skills development and training solutions for industry are effective, accessible, relevant and of high quality.
Skills and Employment Council The ForestWorks Skills and Employment Council (SEC) is one of the few national forums where leaders from all industry sectors and the industry union, meet on a regular basis to develop common approaches, through consensus, to industry skills issues.
Annual Reports ForestWorks supports industry and employment development and is committed to working with the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry to develop and maintain a skilled workforce. We carry out Government and industry funded programs and projects that are consistent with our industry skills plan, Government and industry objectives.
ForestWorks team ForestWorks has branches in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and Tasmania and industry committees in each of those states that provide direction to the State Managers, Project Managers and Officers to carry out various components of projects. All with the aim of delivering measurable outcomes to funding agencies. This ensures that Forestworks delivers what industry needs nationally but also locally at a state level.