Cross Laminated Timber Building Systems Project

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Case for change

The “ability to apply knowledge and operate machines used in different stages of the cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam production processes” was identified as a priority skill area in the 2017 Forest and Wood Products IRC Skills Forecast (see page 38). Skills Impact and the Timber and Wood Processing Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will take this project through a process that adheres to the 2012 Standards for Training Package Development.

Download the IRC Skills Forecast (see page 38)

Project Plan

Project Scope

This project will review and update 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.

Scroll down to view the list of units that will be reviewed in this project, and the various skilled activities they cover. New units will also be developed as identified through industry consultation.

Growing building construction activity and use of timber as the dominant structural material has been a notable driver for timber products demand, particularly the new generation of engineered wood products – cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam.

Capital investments in new processing and manufacturing plants for CLT and Glulam have also increased, requiring specific skills to operate machines and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment and to manage different stages of the production processes.

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Relevant Occupations

Managers, supervisors and operators in engineered timber products manufacturing.

 

Key Deliverables

The project has two components:

  1. The review and improvement of twenty one (21) units of competency from wood panel products, timber processing and forest industry sustainability qualifications to update specific skills and guided by industry consultation.
  2. Development of up to eleven (11) new units of competency in the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package to incorporate skills for the full range of process and machine operations and management of production for CLT and Glulam.

 

Timeline

November 2017
Initial scoping

December 2017 – January 2018
Development of draft materials

March 2018
Industry consultation of draft materials

April 2018
Industry validation of final drafts

April 2018
Finalisation of training package components

April – May 2018
Independent quality assurance, and edit and equity review of training package components

June 2018
IRC consideration for sign-off and submission for endorsement

 

Project Team
Tim Cleary Project Manager, ForestWorks tcleary@forestworks.com.au
Michelle Clayton Training Package Specialist, ForestWorks mclayton@forestworks.com.au
Appointed as required Skills Development Specialist

 

Units that will be will be reviewed

Below is a list of the current units that will be reviewed as part of this project. Click on the unit name to view the existing unit on training.gov.au.

New units will also be developed for cross-laminated timber (CLT) and Glulam production, as identified through industry consultation.

 

Technical Experts

A Technical Advisory Committee will be established to provide technical input to the review and development of units, skill sets and qualifications.

If you are interested in applying to be a technical expert and are able to volunteer your time to this project, please email details of your expertise to tcleary@forestworks.com.au

Development

Development work to update units of competency relating to cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam production has begun with a review of 21 units of competency from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package.

Work has also begun on the development of up to 11 new Units of Competency. Draft materials will be available in the near future.

A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been established and includes the following members:

  • Nick Hewson, XLAM
  • Robert Mansell, Hyne
  • John Toole DTM Timber
  • Hans Porada, TAFE NSW
  • Judy Barnett, Cadet Timber Design
  • Mihai Daian, Margules Groome Consulting
  • Alastair Woodard, Wood Products Victoria

Additional subject matter experts are welcome and invited. If you would like to contribute technical expertise to the project, please email tcleary@forestworks.com.au

 

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Validation

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Finalisation

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