Following endorsement by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC), the final qualifications and units of competency that were reviewed as part of the following two of the projects within the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package are now published on training.gov.au. They are published within the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package.
Due to the cross over of many of the skills being reviewed, the Prefabricated Building Systems Project and the Cross-Laminated Timber Building Systems Project were undertaken in tandem.
Four new units were developed as part of both projects; three existing units relating to Prefabricated Building Systems were reviewed; and 21 units relating to Cross-Laminated Timber Building Systems were revised in consultation with industry.
To view the final units and more details about changes, please visit the project pages below.
Prefabricated Building Systems Project
This project reviewed and updated units of competency for timber truss and frame design and manufacture to reflect emerging industry skill requirements, including prefabrication of panelised building systems, so that all job functions are accurately described.
Cross-Laminated Timber Building Systems Project
This project reviewed and updated units of competency relating to cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam production, to incorporate the skills and knowledge that is required to operate machinery, so all job functions are accurately described.
What does this mean for training providers?
This means the units are available for use by registered training organisations (RTOs). From the date of publication, RTOs have 12 months to transition to delivering the new and updated qualifications, skill sets and units.
A Companion Volume Implementation Guide has been developed that contains key information to help RTOs implement the qualifications, skill sets and units, including the key work and training requirements in the industry; regulation and licensing implications for implementation; pathways advice; industry sectors and occupational outcomes of qualifications; and advice on workplace health and safety implications.
Projects in Development
The two projects listed below are well into development. Work has begun on reviewing the Certificate III in Sawdoctoring and Certificate III in Woodmachining, including their units of competency. It is expected that the draft documents will be available for public consideration and feedback early next year.
Sawmill Timber and Process Optimisation Project
This project will improve and develop new units of competency to address skills requirements for optimisation of timber and material flow within sawmills.
Advances in Woodmachining and Sawdoctoring Project
This project will assess the current skills requirements for wood machinists and sawdoctors as a result of technological advancements and a business imperative to operate in a competitive environment.