• Course name Certificate IV in Timber and Wood Products Operations
  • Release Comments
    Release 2 This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 8.1.
    Release 1 This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 8.0.
  • This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge of people who work as production supervisors and technicians in a timber or wood products production facility.

    Individuals with this qualification apply a broad range of advanced technical and supervisory skills. These include knowledge of timber or wood products production processes and the skills required to manage technical operations, address production issues, maintain individual and team performance, maintain equipment for stable and continuous operations, monitor health and safety, quality and environmental protection requirements in timber or wood products production facilities.

    At this level, individuals are expected to work autonomously, exercise judgement in making workplace decisions, take responsibility for their own outputs at the workplace and supervise the work of others.

    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:

    • 12 units of competency consisting of 12 elective units.

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

    • at least 1 unit from the electives in Group A
    • at least 3 units from the electives in Group B
    • at least 3 units from the electives in Group C
    • up to 2 units from the electives in Group E
    • remaining units can be selected from Groups A to F and can include up to 2 units from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

    Elective Units

    An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

    Group A: Safety

    BSBWHS515 Lead initial response to and investigate WHS incidents
    FWPCOR4204 Monitor safety, health and environmental requirements in forest and wood products operations
    HLTAID016 Manage first aid services and resources
    TLIF0014 Monitor the safety of transport activities (Chain of Responsibility)


    Group B: Quality systems

    Competitive systems and practices

    BSBSTR402 Implement continuous improvement
    FWPCOT4213 Monitor and manage product and service quality in the forest and wood products industry
    MSS402042 Apply 5S procedures
    MSS403003 Contribute to improvements in competitive sustems and practices
    MSS403012 Facilitate change in a competitive systems and practices environment
    MSS403022 Facilitate a Just in Time system
    MSS404056 Apply statistics to operational processes
    MSS405055 Manage application of Six Sigma for process control and improvement
    MSS407026 Lead a process to determine and solve root cause for a complex problem
    MSS407029 Improve visual management in the workplace

    Chain of Custody

    FWPCOT4223 Assess requirements of chain of custody certification scheme for forest and wood products
    FWPCOT4224 Conduct internal audit of chain of custody certification for forest and wood products

    Plant and equipment maintenance

    AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
    FWPCOT3282 Assess and maintain saw blade and sawing machine performance
    FWPCOT3295 Assess and maintain cutter performance
    FWPCOT4225 Apply principles of pneumatics and hydraulics to analyse potential equipment failures

    Grading and testing

    FWPTMM4213 Test finger jointed timber
    FWPTMM4214 Test laminated wood product
    MSL973022 Conduct laboratory-based acceptance tests for construction materials


    Group C: Operations management

    Timber production optimisation

    FWPCOT3291 Apply principles of timber and process optimisation in sawmill operations
    FWPSAW4206 Monitor output timber for optimum volume and value recovery
    FWPSAW4207 Optimise timber production for volume and value recovery

    Production supervision

    FWPCOT4221 Plan for and supervise log yard operations
    FWPCOT4222 Plan for and supervise timber treatment plant operations
    FWPSAW4208 Plan for and coordinate timber kiln drying operations
    FWPSAW4209 Plan for and supervise log processing operations
    FWPSAW4210 Plan for and supervise timber dry mill operations
    FWPTMM4215 Plan for and coordinate timber product assembly
    FWPTMM4216 Plan for and supervise engineered wood product operations

    Operational planning

    AHCWRK513 Write and present reports
    BSBOPS402 Coordinate business operational plans
    BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
    BSBPMG427 Apply project procurement procedures
    FWPCOT3338 Identify glues and gluing systems used in production of wood products
    FWPCOT4211 Monitor stock control procedures
    FWPTMM4212 Calculate production costs
    MEM30021 Prepare a simple production schedule
    TLIR4002 Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

    Waste Management

    CPPWMT4003 Implement waste management plans
    CPPWMT4010 Assess and advise on waste avoidance options


    Group D: Prefabricated timber building systems

    FWPTMM5209 Determine prefabricated timber building systems designs for compliance, manufacture and installation
    FWPTMM5210 Verify compliance and conformance of prefabricated timber building systems during manufacture


    Group E: Leadership and personal effectiveness

    BSBHRM413 Support the learning and development of teams and individuals
    BSBLDR413 Lead effective workplace relationships
    BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities
    BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
    BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team


    Group F: Training and assessment

    TAEDEL311 Provide work skill instruction
    TAEDEL411 Facilitate vocational training
    TAEDEL412 Facilitate workplace-based learning
    TAEDEL414 Mentor in the workplace
    TAEDES412 Design and develop learning programs
  • Code and title current version Code and title previous┬áversion Comments Equivalence status
    FWP40222 Certificate IV in Timber and Wood Products Operations Release 2 FWP40222 Certificate IV in Timber and Wood Products Operations Release 1 Revised title of elective units Equivalent
  • Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: – https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0d96fe23-5747-4c01-9d6f-3509ff8d3d47