Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing


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

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


  • 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.

Standard entry requirements

No minimum education

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