Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage - FWP30216

FITS Training Service

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

This qualification is part of the Forest and Wood Products Training Package. It is designed for job roles in the harvesting and haulage sector of the forest and forest products industry. Elective streams include: Harvesting operations; Grading and testing; Machinery and equipment; Fire control; Site establishment and maintenance; Planning and analysis; Communication and relationships; Administration and business; Safety and quality processes; Load handling; Specialist machinery and equipment; Truck driving. Job roles include: Bulldozer operator; Excavator operator; Forest harvester; Forwarder operator; Log truck driver; Feller buncher operator; Harvesting technician; Loader operator; In-field Chipper operator; Mobile equipment operator, and Skidder operator.


  • 13 units: 7 core
  • 6 elective


  • Provide first aid in remote situations
  • 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
  • Conduct tip truck operations
  • Apply silvicultural principles
  • Follow cultural heritage requirements
  • Present forestry information and interpretations programs
  • Navigate in remote or trackless areas
  • Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
  • Conduct feller buncher operations
  • Support operational plan
  • Convert timber residue into products for further use
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Conduct forwarder operations
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Harvest trees manually (advanced)
  • Apply fatigue management strategies
  • Recover four wheel drive vehicles
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
  • Conduct loader operations
  • Comply with soil and water protection
  • Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane
  • Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • Harvest trees manually (intermediate)
  • Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site
  • Rehabilitate tracks, quarries and landings
  • Operate pumps
  • Perform complex 4x4 operations
  • Visually assess materials
  • Conduct an instrument survey
  • Suppress wildfire
  • Prepare and use explosives
  • Drive multi-combination vehicle
  • Conduct mechanical processor operations
  • Conduct specialised forklift operations
  • Operate a four wheel drive in a towing situation
  • Work autonomously
  • Transport forestry produce using trucks
  • Monitor weather conditions
  • Respond to rescue incidents
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements
  • Conduct roller operations
  • Monitor log recovery (rigging slinger)
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Conduct skidder operations
  • Conduct tractor operations
  • Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • Drive and manoeuvre trailers
  • Plan and monitor equipment maintenance
  • Conduct mechanically assisted tree falling operations
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Organise workplace information
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Maintain safety at an incident scene
  • Undertake complex tree climbing
  • Apply biodiversity protection principles
  • Provide first aid
  • Operate a heavy production mobile chipper
  • Conduct forestry operations using crawler tractor
  • Grade and mark logs
  • Conduct boom delimber operations
  • Conduct excavator operations with grabs
  • Drive heavy combination vehicle
  • Evaluate fire potential and prevention
  • Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
  • Operate vehicle carrying special loads
  • Operate yarder
  • Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
  • Operate a single grip harvester
  • Use environmental care procedures to undertake fire salvage operations
  • Transport forestry logs using trucks
  • Drive heavy rigid vehicle

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course
You must agree before submitting.

Become a member

Already a member? Login Forgot password?

Join the conversation