• Course name Certificate II Forest Growing/Management
    Duration 450 hours approximately over 12-18 month timeframe
    This traineeship is an entry level training program designed for persons recently employed or seeking employment in Forest Growing and Management. The traineeship incorporates both on and off-the-job training and provides for recognition of any relevant prior learning whether obtained through previous formal training, work experience or life experience. RPL and assessment only pathways are also available for experienced persons.
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Core FWPCOR2201 Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
    FWPCOR2202 Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
    FWPCOR2203 Follow environmental care procedures
    FWPCOR2204B Follow fire prevention procedures
    FWPCOR2205 Follow OHS policies and procedures
    HLTFA301C Apply first aid
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Fire Control AHCFIR201A Assist with prescribed burning
    AHCWRK201A Observe and report on weather
    FWPFGM2211B Detect fires
    PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment
    PUAFIR215 Prevent injury
    PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire (unit has PUAFIR201B Prevent injury as a prerequisite)
    PUAFIR209B Work safely around aircraft
    PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene
    PUAOPE002B Operate communications systems and equipment
    PUATEA001B Work in a team
    Site Establishment & Maintenance AHCILM201A Maintain cultural places
    AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing
    AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures
    AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes
    AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems
    AHCPMG201A Treat weeds
    AHCSAW201A Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
    FWPFGM2207 Undertake brushcutting operations
    FWPFGM2210 Implement animal pest control procedures
    FWPFGM2214 Maintain visitor sites
    LGAWORK212A Perform field support duties in a roadwork environment
    Breeding & Propagation AHCNSY201A Pot up plants
    AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities
    FWPFGM2201 Collect seed
    FWPFGM2202 Prepare seedbed
    FWPFGM2209 Cut, sort and set cuttings
    FWPFGM2212 Graft cuttings
    FWPFGM2213 Process seed
    Tree Growing & Maintenance AHCARB204A Undertake standard climbing techniques
    AHCARB206A Undertake stump removal
    AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
    AHCNSY202A Tend nursery plants
    FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
    FWPCOR2207 Maintain quality and product care
    FWPCOT2220B Select trees for tending operations
    FWPCOT2239A Trim and cut felled trees
    FWPFGM2203 Plant trees by hand
    FWPFGM2204 Plant trees mechanically
    FWPFGM2205 Prune trees
    Grading & Testing FWPFGM2206 Collect data or samples for assessment
    FWPFGM2215 Measure trees
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Warehousing & Distribution AHCNSY302A Receive and dispatch nursery products
    FWPCOT2228B Store materials
    Machinery & Equipment TLID3033A Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane
    FWPCOT2237A Maintain chainsaws
    FWPCOT3259 Operate a four-wheel drive on unsealed roads
    TLIC2002A Drive light rigid vehicle
    TLIC3003A Drive medium rigid vehicle
    Load Handling AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals
    TLID2004A Load and unload goods/cargo
    TLID2010A Operate a forklift
    TLID2012A Operate specialised load shifting equipment
    TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck
    Safety & Quality Processes AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision
    AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations
    FWPCOT2233B Navigate in forest areas
    RIIOHS205A FWPCOT3263 Control traffic with stop-slow bat Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
    Administration & Business BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information
    BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents
    BSBWOR204A Use business technology
  • The course is structured into two major sections: 1. Compulsory Core Units 2. Elective Units
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • This course has been developed under the Australian Traineeship System and is aligned with the National Industry Competency Standards for the Forest Growing and Management Sector of the Forest Industries.
  • Cost : 2016 Subsidised based on 450 student contact hours @ $3.00/sch. Total number of hours chosen may vary. The student fee is indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student services and amenities fees. Indicative Tuition Fee $1350.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee $100.00 Total Cost $1,450.00 (Approximate fee for service value $4,000 based on $10.00/ student contact hour).