Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing

Riverina Institute, TAFE NSW

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.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


13 units: 6 core; 7 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Contribute to team effectiveness; Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry; Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace; Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures; Conduct quality and product care procedures; Visually assess materials. Elective streams: Logyard and/or material preparation; Sawing operations; Grading and testing; Timber products; Timber drying and treatment; Sawdoctoring; Woodchipping; Machinery and equipment; Warehousing and distribution; Load handling; Competitive manufacturing; Planning and analysis; plus more.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00591E

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Riverina Institute provides quality vocational training and services to the communities and industrial enterprises of the Riverina region.

Their unique campus-based organisation ensures that they respond directly to the needs of local communities, which range from the inland cities of Wagga Wagga and Albury to isolated western townships. The Institute works with local councils, Aboriginal groups, government agencies and community organisations.

Quality Outreach programs provide services to isolated communities, give Aboriginal youth the skills and confidence to succeed in tertiary education, and support entrepreneurial community projects. Increasing use of online technology, work-based learning and enterprise-specific training packages ensure the flexibility and effectiveness of programs.

Provider CRICOS: 00591E

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