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FPICOR2201A Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry Toolbox
FPICOR2203A Follow environmental care procedures Toolbox
Learner guide
FPICOR2204A Follow fire prevention procedures Toolbox Toolbox
FPICOR2205A Follow OHS policies and procedures Toolbox
Learner guide
FPICOR2207A Maintain quality and product care Toolbox
FPICOR3201A Implement safety, health and environmental policies and procedures Toolbox
FPICOR3202A Conduct product and quality care procedures Toolbox
FPICOR3204A Visually assess materials Toolbox
FPICOR4201A Monitor safety, health and environmental policies and procedures Toolbox
FPICOR4202A Monitor and review forestry operations Toolbox
FPICOR6202A Implement practices to maximise value from wood residue Learner Resource
Video resources
Technical references
FPICOT2216A Visually stress grade softwood Toolbox
FPICOT2219A Use hand held tools Toolbox
FPICOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic) Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPICOT2237A Maintain chainsaws Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPICOT2238A Cut material with a hand-held chainsaw Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPICOT2239A Trim and cut felled trees Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPICOT3204A Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings Toolbox
FPICOT3236A Coordinate stock controls procedures Toolbox
FPICOT3241A Assemble timber wall frames Toolbox
FPICOT3242A Lay up timber roof trusses Toolbox
FPICOT3247A Select timber for forestry operations Toolbox
FPICOT3261 Transport forestry logs using trucks Learner guide
FPICOT3262 Transport forestry produce using trucks Learner guide
FPICOT3264 Build and maintain timber stacks Health & Safety Solution
FPIFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate) Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPIFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced) Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPIHAR2207A Trim and cut harvested trees Learner Guide
Interactive CD
FPIHAR3220 Harvest trees manually (intermediate) Learner Guide
FPIHAR3221 Harvest trees manually (advanced) Learner Guide
 FPICOT5206A Implement Forestry Chain of Custody certification system Learner Resource
Video resources
Technical references
 FPICOT6202A Develop and manage a Forestry Chain of Custody certification process for the workplace Learner Resource
Video resources
Technical references

Resources for specific Skill Sets

FPISS00027 Forestry log truck driver Learner guide
FPISS00028 Forestry produce truck driver Learner guide

Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability resources

ForestWorks partnered with the Institute of Foresters of Australia (IFA) to produce a range of learning and assessment resources for the Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability.

The project was been overseen by a Project Steering Committee with representatives from enterprises, RTOs and High Education to provide oversight and validation for the development work. Consultation was undertaken to ensure materials meet the needs of end users and that the content of the materials is accurate.

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FPICOT5201B Implement sustainable forestry practices

FPICOT5209B Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact

FPIFGM5219 Undertake carbon stock sampling of forests and plantations

FPIFGM6203 Manage sustainable tree inventory

FPIFGM5217A Promote plantations as a sustainable form of land use

FPICOT5208B Build and maintain community relationships

Assessment framework for FPICOR6201A Manage sustainability in the workplace

Log Haulage Manual


ForestWorks worked with an Industry Steering Group, including national representatives from Work Health and Safety Forums, to develop a guide that will raise awareness of safety standards and best practice operations for load restraint; loading and unloading trucks; transporting forestry logs and produce.

This learner resource supports the following skill sets and units of competency:

Skill Sets

Units of Competency

Download the Log Haulage Manual

Purchase the Log Haulage Manual

To purchase a printed version of the Log Haulage Manual please contact Tessa Gudsell on 03 9321 3515 or tgudsell@forestworks.com.au.

Cost: $25.00 + postage and handling

Workplace Learning Activity

A workplace learning activity is also available to support haulage operators and contractors using the information in the Log Haulage Manual.

The activity focusses on safely restraining loads and can be adapted for individual workplaces.

Download the workplace activity

Download the scenario for this activity

The Tree Faller’s Manual is an essential handbook for forest operators and others who need to fell trees manually using a hand-held chainsaw.

The manual is based on the national competency standards for the forest and forest products industry where tree felling is covered using three categories:

  1. Basic tree felling applies to trees that are relatively small, with a single stem and no defects.
  2. Intermediate tree felling covers trees with single or multiple stems, limited defects, and lean and weight distribution that can be adapted to felling direction
  3. Advanced tree felling applies to larger and more complex trees and includes trees deemed to be more hazardous.

Workplace safety, risk assessment and site preparation are included along with the theory, techniques and tools for each of the tree-felling categories.

Additional Features

  • Stresses workplace safety and risk assessment
  • Theory of felling, directional felling, preparation, escape route and cutting the scarf
  • Builds on the information provided by the Chainsaw Operator’s Manual

Tree Faller’s Manual


The Tree Faller’s Manual is an essential handbook for forest operators and others who need to fell trees manually using a hand-held chainsaw.

Tree felling is a high risk activity. Most accidents are caused by using unsafe felling techniques and not following safe work procedures. This manual will guide the faller to safer work techniques.

The manual is based on the national competency standards for the forest and forest products industry where tree felling is covered using three categories: basic, intermediate and advanced.

  1. Basic tree felling applies to trees that are relatively small, with a single stem and no defects.
  2. Intermediate tree felling covers trees with single or multiple stems, limited defects, and lean and weight distribution that can be adapted to felling direction
  3. Advanced tree felling applies to larger and more complex trees and includes trees deemed to be more hazardous.
    Workplace safety, risk assessment and site preparation are included along with the theory, techniques and tools for each of the tree-felling categories.

Additional Features

  • Stresses workplace safety and risk assessment
  • Theory of felling, directional felling, preparation, escape route and cutting the scarf
  • Builds on the information provided by the Chainsaw Operator’s Manual

Purchase the Tree Faller’s Manual

To purchase the Tree Faller’s Manual for $29.95 please visit the CSIRO Publishing website

There is a discount of 40% available for RTOs (with relevant units of competency on their scope) that buy a minimum of 20 copies of this manual.

Chainsaw Operator’s Manual


The Chainsaw Operator’s Manual is an essential safety tool for chainsaw operators. It is the ultimate guide to basic chainsaw operating techniques.

This manual covers a number of topics relating to chainsaw operation including safety, maintenance and cross-cutting. Safety considerations are workplace safety, occupational hazards, kick-back and identifying dangerous trees. Detailed diagrams illustrate horizontal, vertical and boring cuts, as well as trimming and cross-cutting techniques. An explanation of the ‘tension’ and ‘compression’ forces in timber is also provided to help you understand where to begin cutting to avoid jamming the saw.

The book covers chainsaw maintenance in detail, explains all aspects of the equipment and helps you select the right chainsaw and personal protection equipment for your needs. Trouble-shooting charts are included to help you solve operating problems.

This manual has been updated to take into account the most recent changes in nationally accredited competency standards. It is a must-have for anyone operating a chainsaw.

Features

  • Workplace and operator safety
  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Basic cross-cutting techniques
  • Competency Standards

View the table of contents.

Purchase the Chainsaw Operator’s Manual

To purchase the print version visit the CSIRO Publishing website

There is a discount of 40% available for RTOs (with relevant units of competency on their scope) that buy a minimum of 20 copies of this manual.

Fundation skills resources

About the Foundation Skills Training Package

The Foundation Skills Training Package offers units and qualifications to support the development of foundation skills for work. The package includes three preparatory:

  • the Certificate I in Access to vocational pathways
  • the Certificate I in Vocational preparation and pathways, and the
  • Certificate II in Preparation for work and vocational pathways.

Each of these preparatory qualifications can be contextualised for a particular work context, to ensure that learners build the specific foundation skills for a job role. Also, vocational units can be imported into these foundation skills qualifications so that learners begin to build industry skills and knowledge. The units cover a range of foundation skills at various levels, including learning, reading, writing, oral communication, numeracy, and digital literacy. The resources listed below are available to assist trainers with foundation skill development.

Growing Skills Trainer Guide

growingskillstrainerguide ForestWorks has developed ‘Growing Skills a Trainer Guide’ to assist vocational trainers to address foundation skills in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry.The guide includes background information about foundation skills followed by lots of case studies about how trainers have dealt with developing foundation skills for work. Also included are sample learning activities that could be contextualised to suit the context in which you work.

Download here

 

Audio case studies from our industry

Building your worker’s foundation skills – for employers 04:55
What are foundation skills? – for employers 05:25
How do vocational trainers develop foundation skills? – for trainers 04:28
What’s the new foundation skills training package all about? – for trainers 05.42
What’s involved in taking part in foundation skills training? – for learners 03:50
What’s WELL (Workplace English Language and Literacy) training? – for learners 03:50

 

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency learner resource

 2013cleanenergylearnerresource_thumbnail This learner resource has been developed to support the new unit of competency FPICOT3263 Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency, and is designed to support workplace-based learning of energy efficiency concepts and practices.

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Harvesting and haulage learning toolkit

The documents below have been designed to assist trainers with the newly-endorsed Foundation Skills Training Package.

Professional development for trainers

WELL CONSIDERED: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

The professional development resource that supports the development of competencies required to plan an effective WELL training project and prepare a successful WELL training application is available for free download from the WELL practitioners’ website.

 

LEARNING AUSTRALIA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Learning Australia activities are designed to build the professional skills of VET Educators. The activities have been extensively trialled and focus on key issues in VET assessment, teaching and learning. Each activity includes easy to follow instructions and master copies of all materials needed to conduct highly interactive, engaging and challenging professional development sessions for VET Educators. The activities are available for purchase as is a free sample activity from the Learning Australia website.

 

Resources for superseded units – available for review

Learner guides are also available in draft format for the following superseded units. If you are interested in reviewing any of these resources please contact us.

Unit code

Unit title

FPICOR2201A Work effectively   in the forest and forest products industry
FPICOR2203A Follow   environmental care procedures
FPICOR2205A Follow OHS   policies and procedures
FPICOR3201A Implement safety,   health and environmental policies and procedures
FPICOR3202A Conduct product   and quality care procedures
FPICOR3203A Evaluate fire   potential and prevention
FPICOR3204A Visually assess   materials
FPICOR4202A Monitor and   review forestry operations
FPICOT2201A Stack and bind   material
FPICOT2202A Rack material
FPICOT2203A Finish products
FPICOT2205A Tail out   materials
FPICOT2210A Tally material
FPICOT2211A Produce pointed   timber products
FPICOT2212A Grade sawed and   milled products
FPICOT2215A Visually grade   hardwood
FPICOT2216A Visually stress   grade softwood
FPICOT2217A Visually grade   cypress
FPICOT2218A Cross cut   materials with a fixed saw
FPICOT2219A Use hand held   tools
FPICOT2220A Select trees for   tending operations
FPICOT2223A Segregate and   sort logs
FPICOT2226A Debark logs   mechanically
FPICOT2228A Store materials
FPICOT2229A Dock materials to   length
FPICOT2230A Assemble products
FPICOT2232A Cut material to   shape using a saw
FPICOT2233A Navigate in   forest areas
FPICOT2234A Operate 4×4   vehicle Learner
FPICOT3202A Navigate in   remote or trackless areas
FPICOT3203A Weigh loads
FPICOT3206A Cut material   using high speed optimiser
FPICOT3207A Set up, operate   and maintain finger jointing operations
FPICOT3209A End matching   operations
FPICOT3214A Take off material   quantities
FPICOT3218A Quote and   interpret from manufactured timber product plans
FPICOT3219A Produce standard   truss or frame plans and details using computers
FPICOT3220A Quote and   interpret from computerised timber manufactured product plans
FPICOT3221A Rehabilitate   tracks, quarries and landings
FPICOT3222A Present forestry   information and interpretations programs
FPICOT3224A Plan and monitor   equipment maintenance
FPICOT3227A Receive and   measure logs
FPICOT3244A Cut material to   shape
FPICOT3245A Grade, sort and   mark material
FPICOT3247A Select timber for   forestry operations
FPIFGM2201A Collect seed
FPIFGM2203A Plant trees by   hand
FPIFGM2204A Plant trees   mechanically
FPIFGM2205A Prune trees
FPIFGM2206A Collect data or   samples for assessment
FPIFGM2207A Undertake   brushcutting operations
FPIFGM2213 Store and   dispatch seeds
FPIFGM3208A Perform complex   4×4 operations
FPIFGM4203A Design   plantations
FPIHAR3206B Conduct forwarder   operations
FPIHAR3207B Conduct feller   buncher operations
FPIHAR3209B Conduct excavator   operations with grabs
FPISAW2201A Grade round poles   and debarked logs
FPISAW2202A Sort boards   manually
FPISAW2203A Sort boards mechanically
FPISAW2205A Assemble   materials using nail plates
FPISAW2209A Dismantle,   transport and assemble hand portable sawmill
FPISAW3201A Treat timber
FPISAW3202A Produce sawn   green boards
FPISAW3203A Break down logs
FPISAW3204A Saw flitches and cants
FPISAW3205A Dry timber
FPISAW3229A Operate a   portable sawmill
FPISAW4202A Plan and monitor   saw logs
FPITMM2202A Machine material
FPITMM3202A Manufacture using   joinery machines

 

Australian Core Skills Framework – qualification mapping summaries

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a benchmark which defines levels of language, literacy and numeracy for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. ForestWorks has mapped these ACSF benchmarks for language, literacy and numeracy to qualifications and units of competency.

Click here to see qualification summaries that have been developed for the Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package and the Forest and Forest Products Training Package.

Resources to provide underpinning knowledge and skills

Developed by Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA), ForestLearning is an innovative online resource that not only provides teachers with relevant and interesting lesson materials, but provides insights into the science and environmental benefits of the forestry industry.

Some of the topics covered include biodiversity, innovative design, climate change, carbon storage and the life cycle of wood and timber products.

View the resources here