Certificate IV in Forest Operations - FWP40116

Timber Training Creswick Ltd

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

This qualification is designed for job roles in the forest operations sector of the forest and forest products industry.Job rolesThis qualification has eight employment pathways for typical forest operations environments. These are:Arboriculture SupervisorFarm Forestry SupervisorForestry SupervisorForestry Operations SupervisorHarvesting SupervisorHarvesting Team LeaderPropagation and Stand Health SupervisorTree Farm SupervisorLicensing, 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.


  • 14 units: 5 core
  • 9 elective


  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Plan and coordinate fire salvage operations
  • Assess competence
  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Plan assessment activities and processes
  • Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment
  • Monitor quality and product care procedures
  • Conduct a sustainability energy audit
  • Manage stand health
  • Monitor regeneration rates
  • Prepare a tender
  • Conduct a wood volume and yield assessment
  • Undertake small business planning
  • Plan and implement a chemical use program
  • Make a presentation
  • Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs
  • Implement workplace information system
  • Monitor safety, health and environment policies and procedures
  • Implement a forest establishment plan
  • Plan the implementation of revegetation works
  • Apply project procurement procedures
  • Maintain business technology
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Develop interpretive activities
  • Interpret and use aerial photographs for forest management
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Protect places of cultural significance
  • Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work
  • Plan a quarry
  • Develop and manage sustainable energy practices
  • Manage first aid services and resources
  • Provide advanced first aid
  • Monitor and review forestry operations
  • Conduct complex prescribed burns
  • Develop complex prescribed burn plans
  • Design log landings and snig tracks
  • Coordinate log recovery (hook tender)
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Supervise response
  • Implement continuous improvement
  • Conduct initial investigation at incident scene
  • Source goods/services and evaluate contractors
  • Liaise with media at a local level
  • Lead effective workplace relationships
  • Design plantations
  • Implement harvesting plans
  • Implement operational plan
  • Analyse and present research information
  • Develop a pest management action plan within a local area
  • Provide first aid
  • Plan a propagation program
  • Collect statistical data
  • Participate in assessment validation
  • Conduct a pests and diseases assessment
  • Conduct a forest site assessment
  • Evaluate fire potential and prevention
  • Apply tree jacking techniques
  • Develop teams and individuals
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Write complex documents
  • Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Creswick Domestic: $10,800
International: $10,800
  • Full-time : 3 years

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