Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage - FWP30216

Timber Training Creswick Ltd

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

This qualification is designed for job roles in the harvesting and haulage sector of the forest and forest products industry.This qualification has eleven employment pathways for typical operational environments of harvesting and haulage. These are:Bulldozer Operator Excavator Operator Feller Buncher Operator Forest Harvester Forwarder Operator Harvesting Technician In-field Chipper Operator Loader Operator Log truck driver Mobile Equipment Operator Skidder OperatorSome 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: 7 core
  • 6 elective


  • Provide first aid in remote situations
  • Conduct civil construction dozer operations
  • Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures
  • Operate a boom type elevating work platform
  • Conduct quality and product care procedures
  • Conduct tip truck operations
  • Apply silvicultural principles
  • Follow cultural heritage requirements
  • Present forestry information and interpretations programs
  • Navigate in remote or trackless areas
  • Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry
  • Conduct feller buncher operations
  • Support operational plan
  • Convert timber residue into products for further use
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Conduct forwarder operations
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Harvest trees manually (advanced)
  • Apply fatigue management strategies
  • Recover four wheel drive vehicles
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace
  • Conduct loader operations
  • Comply with soil and water protection
  • Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane
  • Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • Harvest trees manually (intermediate)
  • Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site
  • Rehabilitate tracks, quarries and landings
  • Operate pumps
  • Perform complex 4x4 operations
  • Visually assess materials
  • Conduct an instrument survey
  • Suppress wildfire
  • Prepare and use explosives
  • Drive multi-combination vehicle
  • Conduct mechanical processor operations
  • Conduct specialised forklift operations
  • Operate a four wheel drive in a towing situation
  • Work autonomously
  • Transport forestry produce using trucks
  • Monitor weather conditions
  • Respond to rescue incidents
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements
  • Conduct roller operations
  • Monitor log recovery (rigging slinger)
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Conduct skidder operations
  • Conduct tractor operations
  • Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • Drive and manoeuvre trailers
  • Plan and monitor equipment maintenance
  • Conduct mechanically assisted tree falling operations
  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Organise workplace information
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Maintain safety at an incident scene
  • Undertake complex tree climbing
  • Apply biodiversity protection principles
  • Provide first aid
  • Operate a heavy production mobile chipper
  • Conduct forestry operations using crawler tractor
  • Grade and mark logs
  • Conduct boom delimber operations
  • Conduct excavator operations with grabs
  • Drive heavy combination vehicle
  • Evaluate fire potential and prevention
  • Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency
  • Operate vehicle carrying special loads
  • Operate yarder
  • Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
  • Operate a single grip harvester
  • Use environmental care procedures to undertake fire salvage operations
  • Transport forestry logs using trucks
  • Drive heavy rigid vehicle

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Creswick Domestic: $7,800
International: $7,800
  • Full-time : 18 months

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