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Forestry and Timber Projects Being Finalised

As a result of the contributions of all involved in the projects below, updated qualifications and skills standards will soon be available to support career pathways, safety practices, and high level forestry skills.

The final draft units of competency have been submitted to Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for consideration and endorsement, after which they will be forwarded to State and Territory Ministers. They have undergone an edit and equity and independent quality assurance process, to ensure they are of high quality and comply with the Standards for Training Packages 2012, the Training Package Products Policy and the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy. They have also been considered by the State/Territory Training Authorities (STAs/TTAs). A Case for Endorsement was submitted alongside the draft units, including a rationale of why these changes are needed and evidence of industry support.

Entry Level Forestry Skills Project

The forestry industry is focused on attracting and training new entrants to keep up with demand for forest products and industry/government commitments to plant more trees.

Industry feedback has informed updates to entry level qualifications, skill sets and units so that they are more efficient and accessible to deliver and provide visible career pathways for school students, new entrants and existing workers.

For more information, visit the project page.

High-Level Forestry Skills Project

Growing sustainable forests for timber, wood and fibre products requires strong skills in management, supervision and planning.

The skills for working with new technology and data have been captured in updated qualifications and skills standards, describing skills to optimise forest management practices, improve forest health and wood flow outcomes, and to promote safe work practices.

For more information, visit the project page.

Remote Forestry Operations Project

Strong safety skills are required to work in the forestry industry, particularly when operating in remote locations.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this project, two units have been developed to describe the skills and knowledge required to apply situational awareness and a safety mindset while working in team situations or alone in remote areas.

For more information, visit the project page.