Below are dates with courses scheduled for 2021 at the Timber Training Centre.
Gaps have been left in this program so that Timber Training Creswick can respond to industry demand for courses on site.
Occupational Health and Safety for Forest Workers: Feb 15, April 18, Jun 7, Aug 2, Sept. 20, Oct. 18.
Environmental Care for Forest Operations: Feb 16, April 19, Jun 8, Aug 3, Sept 21, Oct 19
Chainsaw Trim and Cut/ Maintenance: Feb 17-19, April 21-23 Jun 9-11, Aug 4-6, Sept 29-Oct 1 , November 10-12
Harvest Trees Manually (Falling) – Basic: April 26- 30, June 21-25, August 9-13, November 15-19.
Forest and Farm Chemical Handlers Course: April 8-9, June 17-18, Sept 22-23, Nov 25-26.
Small Scale (Portable) Sawmilling: May 3-7, August 30- Sept 3
Visual Stress Grade Softwood: March 9-10, May 24-25, November 1-2
Visual Stress Grade Hardwood: March 11-12, May 26-27, November 3-4.
Grade Recycled Timber: March 6, November 5
Appearance Grade Hardwood: May 28, October 23.
Timber Drying: April 26-29, August 16-19
Timber Preservation: Via CD based learning program and site assessment. Contact us for more detail.
Sawyer Course: – 5 days.
Pole Saw Operation: 1 day
Brushcutter & Clearing Saw Operations 3 days
Mobile Chipper 3 days
4 Wheel Drive Operations: 2 days
Grade Engineered Wood Products (Sleepers, Crossarms, etc. AS3818): usually conducted on site over 2 days.
Timber Drying (Softwood): usually conducted at the sawmill over 2 days.
Fingerjointing/Glue-laminating: conducted on site over 3 days
First Line Supervision Skills: 4 days on site or at Creswick
Innovation Skill Set 4 days on site or at Creswick with assignment work
Manual Handling of Timber and Timber Products: On Demand, usually delivered on site. 2-3 hrs
Tag out / Lockout, and Machine Isolation: On Demand, usually delivered on site. 2-3hrs
Five + 5 Available in Victoria and Tasmania 2021 5 days with 5 further shifts of work experience
On board computer systems for Harvesting Operators 2 days
HELD AT THE ARBRE Forest Industry Careers and Training Hub, Mowbray:
Excavator Skill Set- on demand
FIVE + 5 Harvesting Contextualisation on demand
FIVE + 5 Timber Processing Contextualisation on demand
Fire Weather Evaluation (mornings) Sept 4, Sept 18
Bushfire Awareness (afternoons) Sept 4, Sept 18
Wildfire Suppression on demand
WHS for Forest Workers (1 day) Feb 17, April 27, June 22, August 24, September 21
Environmental Care of Forest Workers (1 day) Feb 18, April 28, June 23, August 25, September 22
Trim and cut felled treesFeb 19-21, April 29- May 1, June 24-26, August 26-28, September 23-25
Timber Product KnowledgeMay 14, August 20,
Forest and Farm Chemical handlers course (ACUP) May 28-29, August 13-14.
On board computer systems for Harvesting Operators, March 2-3, May 4-5, July 6-7, Sept 7-8, Nov. 2-3
Arbre Members Information Sessions (1 hour) May 15, August 21
First Aid Course (2 days) May 21-22, August 3-4
Mental Health Training (Wendy French) May 25-26, September 28-29
Pole Saw Operation:
Brushcutter & Clearing Saw Operations
4 Wheel Drive Operations:
Grade Engineered Wood Products (Sleepers, Crossarms, etc. AS3818): usually conducted on site.
Timber Drying (Softwood): usually conducted at the sawmill.
First Line Supervision Skills:
Innovation Skill Set
Manual Handling of Timber and Timber Products: On Demand, usually delivered on site.
Tag out / Lockout, and Machine Isolation: On Demand, usually delivered on site.
Fall trees manually- basic and intermediate
Timber Design Essentials for Frame and Truss
2021 Apprenticeship Block Dates:
Saw Doctor Apprenticeship Blocks:
Wood Machinist Blocks: These blocks are available to both existing workers and Wood Machinist Apprentices.
Block 1 is a pre-requisite of blocks 3, 4&5:
Rob Rule, Manager