FOLS Program Consolidates to Melbourne Office

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Following several years of operating from both Launceston and Melbourne, the FOLS Skills verification program will shortly be consolidated into the Melbourne Office. Industry will be provided with a one-stop shop for FOLS, as well as ForestWorks’ other advisory services.After … Read More

New Training Package Projects

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  The Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) has approved three new Training Package projects which will be carried out between now and June 2020. New Harvesting Technologies Project This project will review and develop new units of competency for the … Read More

Training Package Projects nearing completion

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Two Forest and Wood Products (FWP) Training Package projects are near completion. The projects took 11 months and involved consultation with 40 Technical Advisory Committee members. The final draft qualifications and units of competency are currently undergoing a State Training … Read More

Stakeholder Engagement

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ForestWorks has been on the move! Michael Walker (our newest colleague) is ForestWorks’ Project Manager for Industry Reference Committees and Stakeholder Engagement. He continues to meet industry, across the regions: Visy Visy’s Tumut Mill is one of the largest pulp and paper mills in Australia. … Read More

Wood – The Ultimate Renewable

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ForestWorks was invited to attend a launch event in Melbourne, hosted by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA). This saw the unveiling of an upcoming consumer advertising campaign. The Ultimate Renewable™ will promote the sustainability and environmental advantages of Australia’s … Read More

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

Exciting Opportunities with Timberlands Pacific

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Do you know anyone looking to get into the industry? Timberlands Pacific are offering 2 opportunities: Graduate Program Summer Vacation positions Positions are available for recent graduates in Forest Science, Forest Engineering and Environmental Sciences (or other related disciplines). Successful … Read More

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