Below are dates with courses scheduled for 2022 at the Timber Training Centre.
Timber Training Creswick can also respond to industry demand for courses on site.
Occupational Health and Safety for Forest Workers: Mar 7, Jun 6, Sept. 5, Oct. 10.
Environmental Care for Forest Operations: Mar 8, Jun 7, Sept 6, Oct 11
Chainsaw Trim and Cut/ Maintenance: Feb 23-25, April 27-29, Jun 15-17, Aug 3-5, Sept 20-22, November 16-18.
Harvest Trees Manually (Falling) – Basic: May 16-20, June 20-24, August 8-12, November 21-25.
Forest and Farm Chemical Handlers Course: April 13-14, June 9-10, Sept 1-2, Nov 10-11.
Small Scale (Portable) Sawmilling: April 26-29, September 5-9
Visual Stress Grade Softwood: Feb 28 – Mar 1, May 16-17, September 19-20
Visual Stress Grade Hardwood: March 2-3, May 18-19, September 21-22
Grade Recycled Timber: May 13, October 28
Timber Drying: March 21 – 24, August 29 – September 1
Timber Product Knowledge (Held in conjunction with and at MGA/TMA) March 29-30, June 8-9, September 8-9
Timber Preservation: Via CD based learning program and site assessment. Contact us for more detail.
Appearance Grade Hardwood: 1 day assuming participants have completed Visual Stress Grade Hardwood.
Sawyer Course: – 5 days.
Pole Saw Operation: 1 day after completing trim and cut felled trees
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 2020 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 2, Sept 16
Bushfire Awareness (afternoons) Sept 2, Sept 16
Wildfire Suppression on demand
WHS for Forest Workers (1 day) Feb 14, April 26, June 20, August 22, September 19
Environmental Care of Forest Workers (1 day) Feb 15, April 27, June 21, August 23, September 20
Trim and cut felled trees Feb 16-18, April 27-29, June 22-24, August 24-26, September 21-23
Timber Product Knowledge May 31, September 27,
Forest and Farm Chemical handlers course (ACUP) May 26-27, August 11 – 12.
On board computer systems for Harvesting Operators, March 1-2, July 5-6, Sept 6-7
Arbre Members Information Sessions (1 hour) May 30, September 26
Mental Health Training May 23-24, September 26-27
Professional Log Truck Driver Program on demand
Fatigue Management Strategies April 8, July 16
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
Rob Rule, Manager