• Course name Certificate III Sawmilling and Processing
    Duration Approximately 780 Hours completed over a two year period
    This comprehensive course covers all major facets of sawmilling and further processing and incorporates both learning on the job and at the Timber Training Centre, Creswick.
    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
    FWPCOR3202 Conduct quality and product care procedures
    FWPCOR3204 Visually assess materials
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Logyard and/or FWPCOT3203 Weigh loads
    Material Preparation FWPCOT3227B Receive and measure logs
    Sawing Operations FWPSAW3202B Produce sawn green boards
    FWPSAW3203B Break down logs
    FWPSAW3204B Saw flitches and cants
    FWPSAW3227B Select and saw logs in multi-species operations
    FWPSAW3229B Operate a portable sawmill
    Grading & Testing FWPCOT3208B Test strength of joints
    FWPCOT3225B Mechanically stress grade timber
    FWPCOT3229B Mechanically stress grade panels
    FWPCOT3240B Grade heavy structural/engineered products
    FWPCOT3245B Grade, sort and mark material
    FWPCOT3246B Test heavy structural/engineered products
    FWPCOT3250A Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements
    FWPSAW3223B Assess wood chip
    Timber Products FWPCOT2241 Apply wood and timber product knowledge
    FWPCOT3205B Dress boards using multi-headed machines
    FWPCOT3206B Cut material using high speed optimiser
    FWPCOT3207B Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations
    FWPCOT3209B Set up, operate and maintain end matching operations
    FWPCOT3230B Operate automated stacking equipment
    FWPCOT3234B Cut material using CNC sizing machines
    FWPCOT3235B Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres
    FWPCOT3253A Convert timber residue into products for further use
    FWPSAW3226B Saw logs using CNC optimising systems
    FWPCOT3264 Build and maintain timber stacks
    Timber Drying & Treatment AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals
    FWPCOT3231B Operate steam boiler
    FWPCOT3232B Operate heat plant
    FWPCOT3248A Dry timber in solar assisted kilns
    FWPCOT3249A Select timber preservation techniques
    FWPSAW3201B Treat timber
    FWPSAW3205B Dry hardwood
    FWPSAW3206B Dry softwood
    Sawdoctoring FWPCOT3201B Hand sharpen knives and blades
    FWPCOT3211B Maintain sawdoctoring tools
    FWPCOT3212B Replace saws, blades and guides
    FWPCOT3213B Manufacture cutting tools
    FWPCOT3215B Swage and shape saw blades
    FWPCOT3216B Assess and maintain saw performance
    FWPCOT3217B Assess and maintain cutter performance
    FWPCOT3233B Sharpen and align blades and knives
    FWPCOT3237B Produce templates
    FWPSAW3207B Sharpen band saws
    FWPSAW3208B Sharpen circular saws
    FWPSAW3209B Align sawing production systems
    FWPSAW3210B File and set saws
    FWPSAW3211B Recondition guides
    FWPSAW3212B Sharpen tipped circular saws
    FWPSAW3213B Level and tension circular saws
    FWPSAW3214B Join band saw blades
    FWPSAW3217B Hard face saw teeth
    FWPSAW3218B Replace tungsten tips
    FWPSAW3219B Replace stellite tips
    FWPSAW3220B Maintain wide band saw blades
    FWPSAW3221B Profile saw blanks
    FWPSAW3222B Recondition band mill wheels
    Woodchipping FWPSAW3215B Screen wood chips
    FWPSAW3216B Transfer wood chips
    FWPSAW3223B Assess wood chips
    FWPSAW3224B Coordinate and monitor the wood chip stockpile
    Field Unit Code Unit Name
    Machinery & Equipment FWPCOT2240 Cut material with a pole saw
    FWPCOT3224B Plan and monitor equipment maintenance
    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
    MEM18011C Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
    Warehousing & Distribution FWPCOT3236B Coordinate stock control procedures
    RIIMPO321B Conduct civil construction wheel loader operations
    TLIA3018A Organise despatch operations
    Load Handling RIIMPO323A Conduct civil construction dozer operations
    TLID3011A Conduct specialised forklift operations
    TLID3014A Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
    TLID3043A Shift loads using gantry equipment
    Safety & Quality Processes FWPCOT3202B Navigate in remote or trackless areas
    FWPCOR3203B Evaluate fire potential and prevention
    FWPCOT3254A Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site
    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
    TLIF1002B Conduct housekeeping activities
    Administration & Business BSBINM301A Organise workplace information
    BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents
    Communication & Relationships BSBFLM303C Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    Competitive Manufacturing MSS402001A Apply competitive manufacturing practices
    MSS404060A Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team
    Planning & Analysis BSBFLM305C Support operational plan
  • Students complete 13 units comprising the six core units and seven elective units.
  • FWP11 Pathways Chart
  • This course consists of a number of Units which are aligned with the National Industry Competency Standards for the Sawmilling and Processing sector of the industry.
  • Cost : 2015 Subsidised based on 500 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 $1,250 (State Government of Victoria Subsidised) Materials Fee $200.00 Total Cost $1,450 ( Fee for Service value $5,000 based on 500hrs @ $10/hr )