Skills for our Industry’s Future

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By 2022, Australia’s forestry and wood products industries will be different to today. Whether its technology, scale, supply-chain integration or some other facet of our fast moving industries, we know that the skills of tomorrow will be formed over the … Read More

Better Qualifications On The Way!

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Two improvement projects are currently underway for Certificate III in Woodmachining and Certificate III in Saw Technology (previously Certificate III in Sawdoctoring) After a consultation period with over 40 Technical Advisory Committee members, we are developing and revising these qualifications. … Read More

$10,000 for your business?

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Your business could be reimbursed up to $10,000! The Regional Skills Relocation Grant is established by the NSW Government to increase skilled and experienced worker availability. If your business is in Regional NSW (or you’re setting up in/ relocating to … Read More

Free Workshops Available in NSW

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Workshops in Apprentice and Trainee Supervision are being provided for free by Training Services NSW. There are upcoming dates available for April and May, in both regional and metropolitan NSW. Help your apprentice or trainee complete their training by learning … Read More

ForestWorks AGM

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New ForestWorks Directors ForestWorks AGM was held on 29 November in our Melbourne office. The 2017-18 Annual Report was presented by Acting Chair Tony Price and there was an election of new Directors. Ross Hampton was elected as an employer … Read More

Skills Standards Development Projects Update

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Projects Currently Underway – Development Phase Advances in Woodmachining and Sawdoctoring Project Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation Project These projects commenced with the establishment of Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) in late August 2018. Following feedback and consultations with the TACs, … Read More

FOLS Update

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ForestWorks is well advanced in using the new FOLS software and website. Email renewals are commencing and this will provide the opportunity to complete your renewal  Our first priority is to assist operators to access their FOLS online by registering on … Read More

NSW ITAB

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Just a reminder that from 1 July 2018, the NSW Government is making new apprenticeships fee-free. This means that there are no more upfront training costs for students or employers. This applies to all apprenticeships across all industries and includes … Read More

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Supporting industry to develop workforce skills