Diploma of Forest and Forest Products - FWP50116

Timber Training Creswick Ltd

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

This qualification is designed for job roles in the forest and forest products industry.Job rolesThis qualification has twelve employment pathway for typical management environments of forest and forest products industries. These are:Arboriculture ManagerForest ManagerForestry ManagerHarvesting ManagerNursery ManagerPlantation Establishment ManagerPlantation ManagerProduction ManagerSawmill ManagerTimber Advisory ManagerTimber Manufacturing ManagerTree Farm ManagerLicensing, 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.


  • 15 units: 6 core
  • 9 elective


  • Coordinate plantation tending operations
  • Plan and monitor board conversion
  • Organise enterprise maintenance programs
  • Minimise risks in the use of chemicals
  • Facilitate continuous improvement
  • Plan a plant establishment program
  • Breed Trees
  • Manage genetic resources
  • Implement forestry chain of custody certification system
  • Undertake carbon stock sampling of forests and plantations
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Manage risk
  • Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes
  • Implement public environmental health education programs
  • Plan and coordinate panel production
  • Conduct a sustainability energy audit
  • Manage product design
  • Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices
  • Prepare tender documentation
  • Coordinate research and analysis
  • Promote plantations as a sustainable form of land use
  • Generate and transfer complex computer-aided drawings and specifications
  • Perform laboratory testing
  • Plan production
  • Initiate a quality audit
  • Plan and coordinate boiler operations
  • Implement prevention strategies
  • Manage water systems
  • Devise and conduct community consultations
  • Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities
  • Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation
  • Administer contracts
  • Develop a strategy for the management of target pests
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Design harvesting plans
  • Produce complex truss and frame plans and details using computers
  • Install and commission CNC software
  • Diagnose and calculate production costs
  • Coordinate timber drying operations
  • Manage people performance
  • Plan and coordinate heat plant operations
  • Develop a workplace learning environment
  • Manage road construction and maintenance
  • Implement sustainable forestry practices
  • Manage trial and/or research material
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Implement sustainability in the workplace
  • Develop and manage sustainable energy practices
  • Optimise CNC operations
  • Sample and test products to specifications
  • Manage an information or knowledge management system
  • Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk
  • Command agency personnel within a multi-agency emergency response
  • Develop biohazard contingency plans
  • Supervise response
  • Protect heritage and cultural assets
  • Plan and manage an inventory program
  • Design timber structures
  • Undertake project work
  • Manage operational plan
  • Manage installation and commissioning of equipment
  • Plan a propagation program
  • Assess product feasibility of designs
  • Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems
  • Build and maintain community relationships
  • Coordinate stand nutrition
  • Collect statistical data
  • Prepare and present geographic information systems data
  • Develop a native forest regeneration plan
  • Plan a growing-on program
  • Market products and services
  • Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact
  • Plan and monitor timber treatment plant operations
  • Protect and preserve incident scene
  • Manage a controlled growing environment
  • Manage tending operations in a native forest
  • Manage coupe planning
  • Coordinate log debarking operations
  • Build and sustain an innovative work environment
  • Manage a multi team response
  • Schedule and coordinate load shifting
  • Plan and monitor saw log operations
  • Manage forestry information and interpretations programs

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Creswick Domestic: $4,050
International: $4,050
  • Part-time or day release : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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