The skills standards and qualifications for the forest, wood and timber industry have been grouped under the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package
The FWP training package includes nationally recognised qualifications to support job roles in our industry – please see these listed below.
It also includes units of competency, skill sets and a Companion Volume, to assist RTOs with the implementation of these standards.
Advances in technology and the development of new types of timber and wood products mean workers in the forest and wood products industry require different and more sophisticated skills. The following Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) guide the development of qualifications that cover the full spectrum of job roles in our industry – from Certificates I, II, II and IV, to Diploma and Advanced Diploma. ForestWorks has a role in facilitating this process.
- Forest Management and Harvesting IRC
- Timber and Wood Processing IRC
- Timber Building Solutions IRC
Current Training Package Projects
Forest Harvesting Optimisation Project
The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) have approved work to begin on a project to support optimisation of log production.
This project will review and update occupational skills standards and units of competency, from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package, in line with current forest harvesting optimisation processes and technologies.
The project can be viewed on the Skills Impact website, where there is the opportunity to register your interest to keep up-to-date on project activities.Visit the project webpage