2021 Short Course Program- Victoria

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.

OTHER SHORT COURSES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND (SUBJECT TO CLASS SIZE):

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

 

2021 Short Course Program- Tasmania

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

 

OTHER SHORT COURSES AVAILABLE ON DEMAND (SUBJECT TO CLASS SIZE):

Sawyer Course:

Pole Saw Operation:

Brushcutter & Clearing Saw Operations

Mobile Chipper

4 Wheel Drive Operations:

Grade Engineered Wood Products (Sleepers, Crossarms, etc. AS3818):  usually conducted on site.

Timber Drying (Softwood): usually conducted at the sawmill.

Fingerjointing/Glue-laminating:

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

  

HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE Frame and Truss Manufacturers Association:

Timber Design Essentials for Frame and Truss

2021 Apprenticeship Block Dates:

Saw Doctor Apprenticeship Blocks:  

  1. Trade Principles and Sharpening Knives and Hand Tools: January 21-25. 
  2. Brazing, Tipping and Sharpening Tipped Blades and Hand Tools: April 20-24. 
  3. Saw Shop Safety and Team Work: October 12-16
  4. Band and Circular Saw Maintenance 1: Feb 24-28
  5. Band and Circular Saw Maintenance and Wood Technology: June 22-26
  6. Band and Circular Saw Maintenance 2:    November 23-27
  7. Sawmill Maintenance and Drawing:   March 16-20
  8. Sawmill Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Sept. 14-18

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:

  1. Moulder Setup and Production Principles: February 17-28, August 17-28.
  2. OHS, Communication and Teamwork: July 13-24.
  3. Tool and Cutter Manufacture: May 11-22; November 16-27.   
  4. Profile Production Principles: April 20- May 1; September 14-25.
  5. Timber Grading – Monitor and Improve PPM Processes: June 9-19, October 19-30
  6. Key benefits of block release are:
  • Improved communication skills
  • Greater confidence in knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Development of peer networks
  • Improved appreciation of the value of the work role

 

Rob Rule, Manager