Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing - FWP20316


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is designed for job roles in the sawmilling and processing sector of the forest and forest products industry.This qualification has seven employment pathways for typical operational environments in sawmilling and processing. These are:Kiln Worker Timber Grader Treatment Plant Worker Production Worker Sawmill WorkerSaw TechnicianWood MachinistSome imported units in the elective bank may be subject to licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements. These units must be implemented in line with the licensing requirements outlined in the unit\u2019s parent Training Package.


  • 13 units: 5 core
  • 8 elective


  • Use hand-held tools
  • Load and unload goods/cargo
  • Shut down and isolate machines/equipment
  • Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
  • Build and maintain timber stacks
  • Visually stress grade cypress
  • Follow WHS policies and procedures
  • Resaw boards and timber
  • Assemble materials using nail plates
  • Chip or flake wood
  • Dress boards and timber
  • Cut material with a pole saw
  • Process orders and despatch products
  • Produce pointed timber products
  • Operate in isolated and remote situations
  • Operate a forklift
  • Produce finger jointed timber
  • Maintain chainsaws
  • Dock boards with mechanical feed
  • Move materials mechanically using automated equipment
  • Visually stress grade softwood
  • Maintain quality and product care
  • Dock material to length
  • Drive medium rigid vehicle
  • Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
  • Finish and pack products
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Visually stress grade hardwood
  • Rack material
  • Grade softwood sawn and milled products
  • Tail out materials
  • Stack and bind material
  • Sort boards manually
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Round softwood logs
  • Produce simple word processed documents
  • Grade hardwood sawn and milled products
  • Dismantle, transport and assemble hand portable sawmill
  • Grade round poles and debarked logs
  • Produce laminated beams
  • Follow environmental care procedures
  • Interact with customers
  • Store materials
  • Grade cypress sawn and milled products
  • Conduct housekeeping activities
  • Drive light rigid vehicle
  • Sort boards mechanically
  • Navigate in forest areas
  • Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • Prepare for timber treatment operations
  • Pack products
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Cross cut materials with a fixed saw
  • Provide first aid
  • Weigh loads
  • Prepare cargo for transfer with slings
  • Operate specialised load shifting equipment
  • Tally material
  • Apply competitive systems and practices
  • Apply wood and timber product knowledge
  • Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
  • Split wood products
  • Use business technology
  • Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
  • Debark logs mechanically
  • Assemble products
  • De-stack seasoning racks

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Tumut Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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