• Course name Certificate III Forest Growing/Management
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    Duration Approximately 780 Hours over 24 months

    This comprehensive course covers all major facets of Forest Growing and Management and incorporates both learning on the job and at the Training Centre, Creswick.

  • CORE UNITS
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Core BSBFLM312C Contribute to team effectiveness
    FWPCOR2201 Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
    FWPCOR2202 Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
    FWPCOR3201 Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures
    FWPCOR3203B Evaluate fire potential and prevention
    HLTFA301C Apply first aid
    GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Fire Control AHCWRK302A Monitor weather conditions
    PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (unit has PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire as a prerequisite)
    PUAFIR309B Operate pumps (unit has the following prerequisite units –
    PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire OR
    PUAFIR202B Respond to isolated/remote structure fire OR
    PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire OR
    PUAFIR205B Respond to aviation incident (specialist)
    PUALAW002B Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
    PUAOHS002B Maintain safety at an incident scene
    PUATEA002B Work autonomously
    Breeding & Propagation AHCNSY301A Maintain nursery plants
    AHCNSY306A Implement a propagation plan
    FWPFGM3201 Manage seed collection
    FWPFGM3202 Extract seed
    Site Establishment & Maintenance AHCINF303A Plan and construct conventional fencing
    AHCIRG301A Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system
    AHCIRG306A Troubleshoot irrigation systems
    AHCLSC302A Construct landscape features using concrete
    AHCLSC304A Erect timber structures and features
    AHCSAW302A Implement erosion and sediment control measures
    FWPCOT3221B Rehabilitate tracks, quarries and landings
    FPIFGM3209B Construct and maintain forest roads and tracks
    FPIFGM3210B Patrol forest
    Grading & Testing FWPCOR3204 Visually assess materials
    FWPCOT3223B Grade and mark logs
    FWPCOT3250A Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements
    Tree Growing & Maintenance FWPCOR3202 Conduct quality and product care procedures
    FWPCOT3252A Use environmental care procedures to undertake fire salvage operations
    FPIFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)
    FPIFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced)
    FPIFGM3206B Plan and implement non-commercial thinning operations
    FPIFGM3207B Coordinate stem improvement
    FPIFGM3211B Manage coppice stems
    AHCPMG301A Control weeds
    AHCPMG302A Control plants, pests, diseases and disorders
    AHCARB307A Undertake complex tree climbing
    GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Machinery & Equipment AHCMOM301A Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
    FWPCOT3259 Operate a four-wheel drive on unsealed roads
    FWPCOT3260 Recover four-wheel drive vehicles
    FWPFGM3214 Operate a four-wheel drive in a towing situation
    Specialist Machinery and Equipment FPIFGM3215 Perform complex four-wheel drive operations
    Select a maximum of 2 of the following:
    FWPCOT3238B Operate a pole saw
    RIIHAN308A Load and unload plant
    RIIMPO315A Conduct tractor operations
    RIIMPO317A Conduct roller operations
    RIIMPO318B Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
    RIIMPO319A Conduct backhoe/loader operations
    RIIMPO320B Conduct civil construction excavator operations
    RIIMPO321B Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
    RIIMPO322A Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations
    RIIMPO324A Conduct civil construction grader operations
    RIIVEH304B Conduct tip truck operations
    TLID3036A Lift and move load using a mobile crane
    Load Handling AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals
    TLID3011A Conduct specialised forklift operations
    TLID3014A Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
    Safety & Quality Processes AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
    FWPCOT3202B Navigate in remote or trackless areas
    FWPCOT3254A Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site
    FWPCOT3255 Apply silvicultural principles
    FWPCOT3256 Apply biodiversity protection principles
    FWPCOT3257 Follow cultural heritage requirements
    FWPCOT3258 Comply with soil and water protection
    FWPCOT3263 Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
    HLTFA412A Apply advanced first aid (unit has HLTFA311A Apply first aid as a prerequisite)
    TLID3035A Operate a boom type elevating work platform
    Administration & Business BSBINM301A Organise workplace information
    BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents
    Communication & Relationships BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    FWPCOT3222B Present forestry information and interpretations programs
    Planning & Analysis BSBFLM305C Support operational plan
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    Total number of units = 13
    • 6 core units plus
    • 7 elective units, consisting of:
    • 3 units from Group A
    • up to 4 units from Group A and/or Group B
    • up to 2 units recommended for packaging at Certificate II, III or IV level from this or any other endorsed Training Package or state/territory accredited course.
    Elective units must be relevant to work undertaken in the forest growing and management sector of the industry.

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  • This course consists of a number of Units which are aligned with the National Industry Competency Standards for the Forest Growing and Management sector of the industry.

  • Cost : 2016 Subsidised based on 780 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 $2,340.00 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised)
    Materials Fee $200.00
    Total Cost $2,540.00 (Approximate Fee for Service value $9,360 based on $12/nominal sch)