ForestWorks exists to represent the skills development and training interests of the industry. Its activities aim to ensure that skills development and training solutions for industry are effective, accessible, relevant and of high quality.
Why become a member of ForestWorks?
Skills development advocate
Experience representing and advocating the skills development and training needs of the industry for over 25 years. A well respected team, a stable financial base and ongoing government contracts.
A not-for-profit structure
A representative, bi-partisan and dedicated Board of Directors and group of company members who focus on effective strategies for the good of the industry.
A proud reputation for results
The development of a new, whole of industry,
Strategic Plan for Skills Development.
“Grow your career” campaign including a careers website, DVD, careers booklets and handouts.
Achievement of Industry Skills Council status by ForestWorks on behalf of the industry, resulting in more control by industry of its skill standards and qualifications, plus new channels for advice into government and the training sector.
The redevelopment of more than 65 learner guides and 450 skill assessment tools.
A new research paper which identifies the barriers to skills development in the industry, an important part of the process for creating solutions.
A new Industry Training Advisory Board (ITAB) in NSW and two three year agreements for Victorian Industry Training Boards to look after our industry.
ForestWorks membership target reached (50 members covering all sectors, states and the vast majority of industry organisations and the majority of industry employees).
Working with industry
A continued close relationship with the Pulp and Paper Industry Skills Development Unit.
The Forest Industry Assessment Plan System (FIAPS). A program developed and funded by ForestWorks to improve the quality, reliability and consistency of assessment and training.
The design, construction and development of two industry Training Packages (FPI05 and FPP01) which form the basis for all funded training delivery to the industry.
Partnering with Government and industry
ForestWorks has a strong history of partnering with industry associations, State and Federal Government agencies and training providers to offer information, develop accurate advice and services.
On-going ITAB advisory roles for the Victorian, Tasmanian and New South Wales Governments.
Long term and day to day support, information, advice and assistance to enterprises, training organisations, trainers, government and learners.
Different types of membership apply depending on the status of the organisation (i.e. for profit or not for profit and for individual members). Costs are listed below and include GST.
ForestWorks Company Members ForestWorks is a representative body of the Forest, Wood,
Paper and Timber Products Industry. Its membership reflects the diversity of the industry and all its sectors: