• Course name Certificate II Sawmilling and Processsing
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    Duration 400 hours approximately over an 18 month period
    This traineeship is an entry level training program designed for persons recently employed or seeking employment in the Sawmilling Industry. 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.
  • CORE UNITS
    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
    FWPCOR2205 Follow OHS policies and procedures
    FWPCOR2207 Maintain quality and product care
    GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Logyard and/or Material Preparation FWPCOT2226 Debark logs mechanically
    FWPCOT3203 Weigh loads
    Sawing Operations FWPCOT2202 Rack material
    FWPCOT2205 Tail out materials
    FWPCOT2208B Resaw boards and timber
    FWPCOT2218B Cross cut materials with a fixed saw
    FWPCOT2229B Dock material to length
    FWPCOT2238A Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
    FWPSAW2202B Sort boards manually
    FWPSAW2203B Sort boards mechanically
    FWPSAW2204B Dock boards with mechanical feed
    FWPSAW2207B Round softwood logs
    FWPSAW2208B Split wood products
    FWPSAW2209B Dismantle, transport and assemble hand portable sawmill
    Grading & Testing FWPCOT2212B Grade hardwood sawn and milled products
    FWPCOT2213B Grade softwood sawn and milled products
    FWPCOT2214B Grade cypress sawn and milled products
    FWPCOT2215B Visually stress grade hardwood
    FWPCOT2216B Visually stress grade softwood
    FWPCOT2217B Visually stress grade cypress
    FWPSAW2201B Grade round poles and debarked logs
    Timber Products FWPCOT2203B Finish products
    FWPCOT2207B Dress boards and timber
    FWPCOT2209B Produce finger jointed timber
    FWPCOT2211B Produce pointed timber products
    FWPCOT2222B Produce laminated beams
    FWPCOT2230B Assemble products
    FWPCOT2241 Apply wood and timber product knowledge
    FWPSAW2205B Assemble materials using nail plates
    FWPSAW2206B De-stack seasoning racks
    Timber Drying & Treatment AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision
    FWPSAW2210B Prepare for timber treatment operations
    Woodchipping FWPCOT2225B Chip or flake wood
    GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Warehousing & Distribution FWPCOT2201B Stack and bind material
    FWPCOT2210B Tally material
    FWPCOT2227B Process orders and despatch products
    FWPCOT2228B Store materials
    FWPCOT2231B Pack products
    FWPCOT3264 Build and maintain timber stacks
    TLIF1002B Conduct housekeeping activities
    Machinery & Equipment FWPCOT2219B Use hand-held tools
    FWPCOT2237A Maintain chainsaws
    FWPCOT2240 Cut material with a pole saw
    FWPCOT3259 Operate a four-wheel drive on unsealed roads
    MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
    Load Handling TLIC2002A Drive light rigid vehicle
    TLIC3003A Drive medium rigid vehicle
    TLID2004A Load and unload goods/cargo
    TLID2047A Prepare cargo for transfer with slings
    TLID2010A Operate a forklift
    TLID2012A Operate specialised load shifting equipment
    TLID2013A Move materials mechanically using automated equipment
    TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck
    Safety & Quality Processes AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations
    FWPCOT2233B Navigate in forest areas
    FWPCOT3263 Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
    HLTFA311A Apply first aid
    Administration & Business BSBINM201A Process and maintain workplace information
    BSBITU201A Produce simple word processed documents
    BSBWOR204A Use business technology
    Competitive Manufacturing MSS402001A Apply competitive systems and practices
    Communication & Relationships SIRXCCS202 Interact with customers
  • The course is structured into two major sections:
    1. Compulsory Core Units
    2. Sawmilling and Processing Units
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  • This course has been developed under the Australian Traineeship System and is aligned with the National Industry Competency Standards for the Sawmilling and Processing Sector of the Forest Industries.
  • Cost : 2015 Subsidised based on 400 student contact hours @ $2.50/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 $1,000.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee $100.00 Total Cost $1,100.00 (Approximate fee for service value $4,000 based on 400hours @ $10.00/hr).