Certificate III in Sawdoctoring - FWP30716


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.Job rolesThis qualification has three employment pathways for typical operational environments of sawmilling and processing. These are:Saw Maker Saw Repairer Sawdoctor Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements may apply to units in this qualification in some states & territories at the time of publication and may differ according to jurisdiction.Some 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.


  • 26 units: 10 core
  • 16 elective


  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures
  • Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
  • Profile saw blanks
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • File and set saws
  • Align sawing production systems
  • Swage and shape saw blades
  • Replace stellite tips
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures
  • Manufacture cutting tools
  • Maintain sawdoctoring tools
  • Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
  • Maintain wide band saw blades
  • Recondition guides
  • Maintain frame saw blades
  • Join band saw blades
  • Hard face saw teeth
  • Sharpen band saws
  • Sharpen tipped circular saws
  • Assess and maintain saw performance
  • Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings
  • Assess and maintain cutter performance
  • Hand sharpen knives and blades
  • Select timber for forestry operations
  • Recondition band mill wheels
  • Replace saws, blades and guides
  • Replace tungsten tips
  • Sharpen cutting tools
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Sharpen and align blades and knives
  • Perform brazing and or silver soldering
  • Produce templates
  • Level and tension circular saws
  • Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
  • Sharpen circular saws

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