Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management - FWP30116

Timber Training Creswick Ltd

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

This qualification is designed for job roles in the forest growing and management sector of the forest and forest products industry.This qualification has seven employment pathways for typical operational environments of forest growing and management. These are:Arboriculture Technician Farm Forestry Technician Forestry Technician Nursery Technician Supervisor (Forestry Operations) Tree Planter SilviculturalistSome 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: 6 core
  • 7 elective


  • Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures
  • Operate a boom type elevating work platform
  • Conduct quality and product care procedures
  • Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system
  • Conduct tip truck operations
  • Apply silvicultural principles
  • Transport, handle and store chemicals
  • Follow cultural heritage requirements
  • Present forestry information and interpretations programs
  • Navigate in remote or trackless areas
  • Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations
  • Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
  • Support operational plan
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Implement a propagation plan
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • Recover four wheel drive vehicles
  • Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
  • Comply with soil and water protection
  • Extract seed
  • Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • Construct and maintain forest roads and tracks
  • Load and unload plant
  • Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site
  • Rehabilitate tracks, quarries and landings
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • Operate pumps
  • Perform complex 4x4 operations
  • Visually assess materials
  • Suppress wildfire
  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Conduct simple prescribed burns
  • Conduct specialised forklift operations
  • Coordinate stem improvement
  • Implement erosion and sediment control measures
  • Operate a four wheel drive in a towing situation
  • Work autonomously
  • Monitor weather conditions
  • Erect timber structures and features
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Control weeds
  • Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements
  • Conduct roller operations
  • Plan and implement non-commercial thinning operations
  • Develop simple prescribed burn plans
  • Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • Patrol forest
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Conduct tractor operations
  • Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • Lift and move load using a mobile crane
  • Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
  • Manage seed collection
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Organise workplace information
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Maintain safety at an incident scene
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Construct landscape features using concrete
  • Undertake complex tree climbing
  • Apply biodiversity protection principles
  • Provide first aid
  • Maintain nursery plants
  • Grade and mark logs
  • Operate a pole saw
  • Evaluate fire potential and prevention
  • Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
  • Use environmental care procedures to undertake fire salvage operations
  • Manage coppice stems

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Creswick Domestic: $9,360
International: $9,360
  • Full-time : 24 months

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