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Forest and Wood Products FWP

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover work in the areas of forest growing and management, harvesting and haulage, saw milling and processing, timber manufactured products, timber merchandising, timber truss and frame design and manufacture, saw milling machining and saw doctoring.

‘Pulp and Paper Manufacturing’ is an associated industry.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the FWP (release 1) Training Package.

The Forest and Wood Products FWP (release 1) Training Package contains over 25 qualifications.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

FPI20511 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products

This qualification covers the processing of timber and manufacturing of timber products such as fencing materials, doors, windows, crates and pallets.

FWP20116 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management

This qualification has seven employment pathways for typical operational environments of forest growing and management. These are: Arboriculture Worker, Farm Forestry Worker, Forestry Worker, Nursery Worker, Plantation Establishment Worker, Plantation Forest Officer and Silviculturalist.

FWP20216 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage

Suitable for the following job roles in the forest growing and management sector: Arboriculture Worker, Farm Forestry Worker, Forestry Worker, Nursery Worker, Plantation Establishment Worker, Plantation Forest Officer and Silviculturalist.

FWP20316 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing

This qualification is designed for job roles in the sawmilling and processing sector such as Kiln Worker, Timber Grader, Treatment Plant Worker, Production Worker and Sawmill Worker.

FWP20416 - Certificate II in Wood Panel Products

Appropriate for training in the wood panel products sector for typical operational roels in laminates, panel and board and veneer.

FWP20516 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products

Appropriate for the following roles in the timber manufactured products sector: Grader, Manufacturing Assistant (Timber Products), Saw Operator, Timber Manufacturing Worker, Timber Products Worker and Timber Puller.

FWP20616 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising

Suitable for sales roles in the timber merchandising sector.

FWP20716 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture

This qualification is designed for production roles in the timber truss and frame sector.

FWP30116 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management

Appropriate for the following roles in the forest growing and management sector: Arboriculture Technician, Farm Forestry Technician, Forestry Technician, Nursery Technician, Supervisor (Forestry Operations), Tree Planter and Silviculturalist.

FWP30216 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage

Suitable for a range of  roles in the harvesting and haulage sector such as: Bulldozer Operator, Excavator Operator, Feller Buncher Operator, Forest Harvester, Forwarder Operator, Harvesting Technician, In-field Chipper Operator, Loader Operator, Log truck driver, Mobile Equipment Operator and Skidder Operator.

FWP30316 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing

This qualification is designed for job roles in the sawmilling and processing sector such as Benchman, Chipper Operator, Head Rig Operator, Kiln Operator, Machine Operator (e.g. Finger Jointing, Moulding, Planing), Production Technician, Sawmilling Technician, Sawyer, Timber Grader, Timber Products Technician and Treatment Plant Operator.

FWP30416 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products

This qualification is designed for seven roles in the wood panel products sector: Engineered Timber Products Technician / Operator, Kiln Operator, Production Technician / Operator (Laminates), Production Technician / Operator (Panel and Board), Production Technician / Operator (Veneer), Timber Fabricator and Timber Fabricator (Laminates).

FWP30516 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products

This qualification is designed for the following job roles in the timber manufactured products sector:  Press Operator, Jig Setter, Machine Operator (e.g. Finger Jointing, Moulding, Planing), Saw Operator and Timber Manufactured Products Technician.

FWP30616 - Certificate III in Timber Merchandising

Suitable for a range of  job roles in the timber merchandising sector of the forest and forest products industry such as:  Customer Service/Sales Assistant (Retail or Wholesale), Customer Service Officer, Sales and Merchandising Team Leader, Sales and Merchandising Team Leader (Timber Products) and Timber Advisor.

FWP30716 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring

This qualification is designed for job roles in the sawmilling and processing sector such as Saw Maker, Saw Repairer and Sawdoctor.

FWP30816 - Certificate III in Woodmachining

This qualification is designed for Wood Machinist roles in the sawmilling and processing sector.

FWP30916 - Certificate III in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture

This qualification is designed for job roles in the timber truss and frame sectorsuch as Designer (Timber truss and frame) and Production fabricator (Timber truss and frame).

FPI40311 - Certificate IV Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture

This qualification is suitable for job roles in timber truss and frame manufacturing.

FWP40116 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations

This qualification is designed for job roles in the forest operations sector such as Arboriculture Supervisor, Farm Forestry Supervisor, Forestry Supervisor, Forestry Operations Supervisor, Harvesting Supervisor, Harvesting Team Leader, Propagation and Stand Health Supervisor and Tree Farm Supervisor.

FWP40216 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing

This qualification is designed for job roles in the timber processing and production sector such as Customer Service Manager (Wholesale), Sawmill Supervisor, Production Supervisor, Treatment Plant Supervisor, Timber Advisor Supervisor, Timber Manufacturing Supervisor and Timber Supervisor (Wholesale).

FWP40316 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture

Suitable for Production Supervisor (Timber truss and frame) roles in the timber truss and frame sector.

FWP40416 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design

This qualification is suitable for Designer roles in the timber timber truss and frame sector sector.

FWP50116 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products

This qualification is designed for managment roles in the forest and forest products industry.

FWP50216 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture

Suitable for Production Manager roles in the timber truss and frame sector.

FWP50316 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design

This qualification is for Designer roles in the timber truss and frame sector.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
FWP30216 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Annual Commencements 10 0 0 0 10 10 0 0
FWP30316 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FWP30616 - Certificate III in Timber Merchandising
Annual Commencements 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
FPI20511 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths
Part Time
Classification *
FWP20116 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 18 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FWP20216 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FWP20316 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
FWP20416 - Certificate II in Wood Panel Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T T
FWP20516 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
FWP20616 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FWP20716 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FWP30116 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FWP30216 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FWP30316 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FWP30416 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 18 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T T
FWP30516 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 12 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FWP30616 - Certificate III in Timber Merchandising
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FWP30716 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A T
FWP30816 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 36 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A * A T
FWP30916 - Certificate III in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FPI40311 - Certificate IV Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths
Part Time
Classification *
FWP40116 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 30 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FWP40216 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T T
FWP40316 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FWP40416 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 36 mths 36 mths 24 mths 36 mths 36 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
FWP50116 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T * T
FWP50216 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T
FWP50316 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T * T

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
FWP20116 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
Availability
FWP20216 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage
Availability
FWP20316 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing
Availability
FWP20416 - Certificate II in Wood Panel Products
Availability
FWP20516 - Certificate II in Timber Manufactured Products
Availability
FWP20616 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
Availability
FWP20716 - Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
Availability
FWP30116 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
Availability
FWP30216 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Availability
FWP30316 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing
Availability
FWP30416 - Certificate III in Wood Panel Products
Availability
FWP30516 - Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products
Availability
FWP30616 - Certificate III in Timber Merchandising
Availability
FWP30716 - Certificate III in Sawdoctoring
Availability
FWP30816 - Certificate III in Woodmachining
Availability
FWP30916 - Certificate III in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture
Availability
FWP40116 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations
Availability
FWP40216 - Certificate IV in Timber Processing
Availability
FWP40316 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
Availability
FWP40416 - Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame Design
Availability
FWP50116 - Diploma of Forest and Forest Products
Availability
FWP50216 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Manufacture
Availability
FWP50316 - Diploma of Timber Truss and Frame Design
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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