Have you noticed any areas for improvement with the current skills standards and qualifications?
The following Feedback Register supports the Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in the development and review of training packages, including skills standards and qualifications.
Feedback helps to ensure the currency of the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry and FWP Forest and Wood Products training packages.
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For further information about the development process of skills standards and qualifications, visit the Skills Impact website.
Loader and excavator are not fitted to use slings. They both have log grabs attached and that is all they do. Some of the Performance Evidence requirements in FWPHAR3218 and FWPHAR3219 relate to Civil Construction and the word “must” has … Read More
Potential for a new Wood Machining/Finishing Pre-apprenticeship (Cert II Level) – may be suitable within VET in schools program. Link with Cert III Sawmilling and Processing and Wood Machining Qualification pathways. Submitted on behalf of Timber Training Creswick Response To … Read More
FWP Training Package – potential gaps in area of Wood Machining. A unit is required to cover Beam Saw Operations. Also, operation of Overhead CNC Router is not adequately covered in current FWP units about setting up and operation of CNC … Read More
It was noted that there is a need for a national standard in loading and unloading timber. Submitted on behalf of the ForestWorks Skills and Employment Council (SEC) Response To be investigated with industry stakeholders before progressing to the IRC Skills Forecast … Read More
Training is still an issue for the Frame and Truss sector with the need for training in basic skills for plan reading. There is also a skills gap in the area related to loading as there are still accidents in … Read More
Some of our trainers are asking about new and old unit codes across the level II qualifications. Can you please clarify regarding: AHC21016 – Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management AHC20116 – Certificate II in Agriculture FWP20116 – Certificate … Read More
The timber truss and frame industry has a need to support the development of skills for entrants to their industry. However, the entry level qualification for school-based trainees has assessments within a core Unit that is in breach of the … Read More
The Pulp and Paper Sector needs best practise training and assessment materials, which are aligned with national units of competency. In addition, resources are required to establish and maintain a dedicated training and development portal. Submitted on behalf of Australian … Read More
In FWP units, WHS is referenced as a stand alone requirement but in Victoria OHS must be referenced first. To ensure that this requirement is still observed it should be OHS/WHS. The information supporting this requirement can be found at http://workplaceohs.com.au/legislation/vic-legislation … Read More
Training in Timber Logistics should be offered as a traineeship at a national level (NSW STAC on August 25). Submitted on behalf of the Timber & Building Materials Association (as part of feedback on the Industry 4 year work plan) Response To … Read More
Review how planning for log extraction should be included in the manual falling units, including FPIHAR3220 Harvest Trees Manually – Intermediate, to ensure the performance evidence item “apply appropriate extraction methods” is worded so that the operator considers available extraction … Read More
Assessment Conditions for this unit require that: “The following resources must be made available: truck mounted trailer mounted” This means that when we are assessing this unit we must have both truck mounted and trailer mounted chipper available. It should … Read More
Assessment Conditions of the unit state as a requirement: Apron Chain mesh gloves Aprons and chain mesh gloves have no place in a chainsaw workshop. (or any other workshop for that matter). Lose fitting clothing and chain mesh gloves would … Read More
Performance Evidence Requirements are unworkable while assessing this unit. “Trim and cut trees in these environmental conditions: dry weather condition wet weather condition low and moderate wind speeds” This whole section should be removed. It doesn’t need to be there. … Read More
Entry requirements for Cert IV in truss & frame design create a barrier to entry. Work needs to be done to remove these entry requirements. Submitted on behalf of TABMA NSW Response The Cert IV in Truss and Frame Design … Read More
Optimisation of log making (and associated activities) is an emerging skill area due to recent technological developments. Higher coverage is required in the relevant FWP training package units and qualifications (including the operation of an optimizing head). Submitted by John … Read More
Current Foundations Skills (FS) tables refer to ‘calculate mass of trees and determine fall zone’. Question raised about whether or not calculating the mass of trees is required when ‘falling’ trees. Is calculating the mass of trees only required for harvesting … Read More
A new unit is required to cover use of chainsaws from elevated work platforms and when climbing a tree. Response Incorporated as part of FWP IRC Workplan. × Subscribe Stay up to date with all the latest news from … Read More
A unit is required to operate a small loader including planning and preparation for work, conducting operational checks, the safe and effective operation of the loader for a range of mandatory tasks, the use of attachments and operator maintenance activities … Read More