There are nationally recognised qualifications available to support every job role in our industry.

Increasingly, advances in technology and the development of new types of timber and wood products mean workers in the forest, wood, paper and timber products industry require different and more sophisticated skills. The Forest, Wood and Timber Products Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Industry IRC 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.

The purpose of the Certificate I qualification type is to qualify individuals with basic functional knowledge and skills to undertake work, further learning and community involvement.
FWP10116 – Certificate I in Forest and Forest ProductsCert III

The purpose of the Certificate II qualification type is to qualify individuals to undertake mainly routine work and as a pathway to further learnining.

The purpose of the Certificate IV qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

FWP40316 Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture

FWP40216 Certificate IV in Timber Processing

FWP40116 Certificate IV in Forest Operations

FWP40416 Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design

PPM40116 Certificate IV in Pulping Operations

PPM40216 Certificate IV in Papermaking Operations

The purpose of the Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.

The purpose of the Advanced Diploma qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply specialised knowledge in a range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work and as a pathway for further learning.