• Course name Certificate III Timber Truss and Frame Design
  • Release Comments
    Release 2 This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 7.0.
    Release 1 This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 6.0.
  • This qualification reflects the role of people who work as timber systems designers or estimators in the timber truss and frame industry. In these roles they are required to create drawings and produce estimates of material quantities and costs for timber frames or trusses from architectural plans and drawings and communicate effectively with customers and colleagues.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

  • To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

    • 13 units of competency:
    • 3 core units plus
    • 10 elective units.

    Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

    • at least four units must be selected from Group A
    • remaining elective units may be selected from Group A or Group B and up to two units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

    Core Units

    FWPCOT3303 Prepare sketches and drawings
    FWPCOT3304 Take off material quantities
    FWPTMM3215 Work effectively in the timber systems design industry


    Elective Units

    Group A

    BSBXTW301 Work in a team
    CPPCMN4008 Read plans, drawings and specifications for residential buildings
    FWPCOR2208 Communicate and interact effectively in the forest and wood products industry
    FWPCOR2210 Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures in forest and wood products operations
    FWPCOT3305 Interpret and quote from manufactured timber product plans
    FWPCOT3307 Create drawings using computer aided design software


    Group B

    BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
    BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    BSBTEC201 Use business software applications
    CPCCOM1015 Carry out measurements and calculations
    FSKLRG011 Use routine strategies for work-related learning
    FWPCOT3302 Access and provide timber and wood product information
    MSMSUP200 Achieve work outcomes
    MSMSUP390 Use structured problem-solving tools
  • Code and title current version Code and title previous version Comments Equivalence status
    FWP31220 Certificate III in Timber Systems Design              Release 2 FWP31220 Certificate III in Timber Systems Design              Release 1 Updated unit codes Equivalent
  • Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: – https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0d96fe23-5747-4c01-9d6f-3509ff8d3d47