course Opportunities in

Vocational Education & Training

Vocational Education & Training
Forest Growing & Management Qualifications

In general, jobs in this sector cover activities ranging from planting, weeding, pruning and pest management, to felling trees, fire management and road construction and maintenance.

Harvesting & Haulage

The sector covers activities ranging from constructing roads and log-landings and plant and equipment operation to harvesting trees, stump removal and segregating or sorting logs.

Sawmilling and Processing

Roles in this sector include activities ranging from sawing logs, producing hardwood or softwood chips, kiln drying, conducting end matching and finger jointing operations to weighing loads.

Timber Manufactured Products

Jobs in this sector are generally at AQF levels 2 & 3 and cover a range of activities from dressing boards and timber, cutting material using computer programmed machinery to assembling products.

Timber Merchandising

Jobs in this sector are usually at AQF levels 2 & 3, involving activities ranging from stock control, estimating and costing jobs, cutting and machining material and grading products to sales and customer service.


The FPI30805 Certificate III in Woodmachining provides some specialist coverage of sawdoctoring competencies, but focuses on a thorough knowledge of timber technology.

Wood Panel Products

Qualifications in Wood Panel Products


The FPI30705 Certificate III in Sawdoctoring covers competencies, including; hand sharpening knives and blades, welding, aligning sawing production systems and assessing and maintaining saw and cutter performance.