ForestWorks and timber trainers and assessors from all over Australia gathered last week in Albany, Western Australia as part of the Australian Timber Trainers Association (ATTA) conference.
The meeting was opened with a welcome to country by Lester Coyne, who gave an interesting insight into the Indigenous community’s engagement with the environment and with the forestry industry in Western Australia. Bob Pearce, Executive Director of the Forest Industries Federation of Western Australia (FIFWA), and Michael Hartman CEO, ForestWorks provided opening comments to kick the sessions into gear.
ForestWorks provided the first day of presentations and discussion on developments and trends in the forestry industry. Policy initiatives in the VET sector, developments in training package materials and current training package project work were also reviewed.
The dinner hosted by ForestWorks featured the formal launch of new open access online teaching resources on Sustainability Skills in the forestry industry. These materials provide significant amounts of free teaching and assessment resources for Registered Training Organisations planning to offer the new Advanced Diploma in Forest Industry Sustainability (FPI60111).
For more information about online sustainability skills resources, please visit the ForestWorks website.