Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing - FWP30316

FITEC Australia

Type of institution: Registered Training Organisation
Level: Pre-degree

This qualification is part of the Forest and Wood ProductsTraining Package. It is designed for job roles in the sawmilling and processing sector of the forest and forest products industry. These are: Benchman; Chipper operator; Head rig operator; Kiln operator; Machine operator (e.g. Finger jointing, Moulding, Planing); Sawmilling technician; Sawyer; Timber grader; Timber products technician; Production technician; Treatment plant operator.


  • 13 units: 6 core
  • 7 elective


  • Conduct civil construction dozer operations
  • Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures
  • Operate a boom type elevating work platform
  • Conduct quality and product care procedures
  • Transfer wood chips
  • Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
  • Navigate in remote or trackless areas
  • Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
  • Build and maintain timber stacks
  • Coordinate and monitor the wood chip stockpile
  • Support operational plan
  • Convert timber residue into products for further use
  • Set up, operate and maintain end matching operations
  • Mechanically stress grade panels
  • Profile saw blanks
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Dress boards using multi-headed machines
  • File and set saws
  • Cut material with a pole saw
  • Align sawing production systems
  • Swage and shape saw blades
  • Replace stellite tips
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Shift loads using gantry equipment
  • Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Gra

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