The skills standards and qualifications for the pulp and paper industry have been grouped under the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Training Package

The PPM 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 paper products mean workers in the pulp and paper industry require different and more sophisticated skills. The Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) guides the development of qualifications that cover the 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.


Pulp and Paper Manufacturing IRC Members

Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union Denise Campbell-Burns (Chair)
VISY Terry McDonald (Deputy Chair)
Asaleo Care Joel Langham
Australian Paper Kaye Tyter
Norske Skog Nathan Bright
Orora Group James Swan
Australian Forest Products Association Gavin Mathew
Australasian Pulp and Paper Technical Association TBA



Current Training Package Project

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Safety Compliance Project

This project will review units of competency from the PPM Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Training Package with regard to occupational health and safety, so they reflect current industry skills standards and practices and all job functions are accurately described.

A Technical Advisory Committees is being established for this project, to provide technical input to the review and development of units. If you are interested in applying to be a technical expert and are able to volunteer your time, please email details of your expertise to the relevant Project Manager (please see details on the project webpage).

Broad industry consultation is scheduled to commence in February 2017, when draft units will be made available for comment on the Skills Impact website.

Visit the project webpage to register your interest to keep up-to-date on project activities, and to and view the project scope, timeline and deliverables.

Current Qualifications