Qualification details

FPI30311 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 01/May/2015
(View details for release 3) Replaced27/Aug/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced27/Nov/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced07/Feb/2012

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to FPI30305 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing 06/Feb/2012
Is superseded by and equivalent to FWP30316 - Certificate III in Sawmilling and Processing 12/May/2016

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicalsPrepare and apply chemicals Elective
BSBFLM303C - Contribute to effective workplace relationshipsContribute to effective workplace relationships Elective
BSBFLM305C - Support operational planSupport operational plan Elective
BSBFLM312C - Contribute to team effectivenessContribute to team effectiveness Core
BSBINM301A - Organise workplace informationOrganise workplace information Elective
BSBITU306A - Design and produce business documentsDesign and produce business documents Elective
FPICOR2201B - Work effectively in the forest and forest products industryWork effectively in the forest and forest products industry Core
FPICOR2202B - Communicate and interact effectively in the workplaceCommunicate and interact effectively in the workplace Core
FPICOR3201B - Implement safety, health and environment policies and proceduresImplement safety, health and environment policies and procedures Core
FPICOR3202B - Conduct quality and product care proceduresConduct quality and product care procedures Core
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 711313 Sawmilling Operator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7294 Wood Processing MacHine Operators 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 711313 Sawmilling Operator 03/Sep/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 7294 Wood Processing MacHine Operators 03/Sep/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0303 Process And Resources Engineering 03/Sep/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 07/Feb/2012 
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Modification History

Release 4

Elective unit HLTAID006 replaces HLTFA412A. HLTAID006 no longer has HLTFA311A as a prerequisite.

HLTAID003 added to the elective bank of units.

Release 2

Three new units added to elective bank:

  • FPICOT2241
  • FPICOT3263
  • FPICOT3264

Imported elective units updated:

  • MSS404060A replaces MSACMT460A – Not equivalent
  • HLTFA412A replaces HLTFA402C – Not equivalent

Imported unit updated to current release:

  • MEM18011C

Release 1.1

Three imported units of competency updated:

  • RIIMPO321B replaces RIIMPO321A - Equivalent
  • TLIF1002B replaces TLIF1002A - Equivalent
  • MSS402001A replaces MSACMS200A - Equivalent

Due to a typographical error, FPICOT3215 was included incorrectly in the Group B Electives under Machinery and Equipment. This unit has been removed, as per the Case for Endorsement.

Description

This qualification is designed for job roles in the forest sawmilling and processing sector of the forest and forest products industry.

Pathways Information

This qualification has eleven employment pathways for typical operational environments of sawmilling and processing. These are:

  • Benchman
  • Chipper Operator
  • Head Rig Operator
  • Kiln Operator
  • Machine Operator (e.g. Finger Jointing, Moulding, Planing)
  • Production Technician
  • Sawmilling Technician
  • Sawyer
  • Timber Grader
  • Timber Products Technician
  • Treatment Plant Operator

Entry may be gained through progression from a lower level FPI qualification or recognition of existing industry experience or qualifications.

This qualification may be suited to an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Native FPI units may be subject to State/Territory licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirement.

Some imported units contained within the elective bank may be subject to State/Territory codes, regulations, licence and/or permit. These units must be implemented in line with the licensing requirements as outlined in the unit’s Parent Training Package.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on the packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Gather, receive and respond to verbal and written instructions
  • Record and report quality and product care procedures according to workplace procedures
  • Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others

Teamwork

  • Contribute to team outcomes
  • Communicate and work safely with others in the work area
  • Support team members in meeting expected outcomes

Problem-solving

  • Limited responsibility for addressing issues, concerns and problems identified by team members or referring them to relevant persons as required
  • Identify and resolve problems
  • Record and report assessment outcomes and distribution problems according to workplace procedures
  • Visually evaluate material characteristics for defects and quality

Initiative and enterprise

  • Efficiently and safely follow quality and product care procedures
  • Monitor quality of output and follow product care procedures
  • Reject and dispose of sub-standard materials according to site requirements

Planning and organising

  • Record and report workplace information and maintain documentation
  • Follow quality and product care procedures according to environmental legislation and workplace procedures
  • Monitor on-site movement of material to ensure intended flow is achieved
  • Review work order and clarify with appropriate personnel

Self-management

  • Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation’s image within the work team, the organisation and with customers
  • Follow safe workplace procedures for dealing with environmental incidents, accidents and emergencies within scope of responsibilities
  • Integrate care for the environment into all day-to-day activities

Learning

  • Establish opportunities for professional development in consultation with appropriate personnel according to organisational procedures
  • Practice and record emergency and evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency
  • Record and report information regarding learning and competency development according to organisational requirements
  • Support the team to identify and resolve problems impeding its performance

Technology

  • Select equipment appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness according to manufacturer recommendations, which may include moisture meters and lifting equipment for the movement of materials

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13

  • 6 core units plus
  • 7 elective units, consisting of:
  • 2 units from Group A
  • up to 5 units from Group A and/or Group B
  • up to 3 units recommended for packaging at Certificate II, III or IV level from this or any other endorsed Training Package or state/territory accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to work undertaken in the sawmilling and processing sector of the industry.

CORE UNITS 

Field 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Core 

BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

FPICOR2201B

Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

FPICOR2202B

Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

FPICOR3201B

Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures

FPICOR3202B

Conduct quality and product care procedures

FPICOR3204B

Visually assess materials

GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS 

Field 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Logyard and/or Material Preparation 

FPICOT3203B

Weigh loads

FPICOT3227B

Receive and measure logs

Sawing Operations 

FPISAW3202B

Produce sawn green boards

FPISAW3203B

Break down logs

FPISAW3204B

Saw flitches and cants

FPISAW3227B

Select and saw logs in multi-species operations

FPISAW3229B

Operate a portable sawmill

Grading and Testing 

FPICOT3208B

Test strength of joints

FPICOT3225B

Mechanically stress grade timber

FPICOT3229B

Mechanically stress grade panels

FPICOT3240B

Grade heavy structural/engineered products

FPICOT3245B

Grade, sort and mark material

FPICOT3246B

Test heavy structural/engineered products

FPICOT3250A

Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements

FPISAW3223B

Assess wood chips

Timber Products 

FPICOT2241

Apply wood and timber product knowledge

FPICOT3205B

Dress boards using multi-headed machines

FPICOT3206B

Cut material using high speed optimiser

FPICOT3207B

Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations

FPICOT3209B

Set up, operate and maintain end matching operations

FPICOT3230B

Operate automated stacking equipment

FPICOT3234B

Cut material using CNC sizing machines

FPICOT3235B

Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres

FPICOT3253A

Convert timber residue into products for further use

FPISAW3226B

Saw logs using CNC optimising systems

FPICOT3264

Build and maintain timber stacks

Timber Drying and Treatment 

AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

FPICOT3231B

Operate steam boiler

FPICOT3232B

Operate heat plant

FPICOT3248A

Dry timber in solar assisted kilns

FPICOT3249A

Select timber preservation techniques

FPISAW3201B

Treat timber

FPISAW3205B

Dry hardwood

FPISAW3206B

Dry softwood

Sawdoctoring 

FPICOT3201B

Hand sharpen knives and blades

FPICOT3211B

Maintain sawdoctoring tools

FPICOT3212B

Replace saws, blades and guides

FPICOT3213B

Manufacture cutting tools

FPICOT3215B

Swage and shape saw blades

FPICOT3216B

Assess and maintain saw performance

FPICOT3217B

Assess and maintain cutter performance

FPICOT3233B

Sharpen and align blades and knives

FPICOT3237B

Produce templates

FPISAW3207B

Sharpen band saws

FPISAW3208B

Sharpen circular saws

FPISAW3209B

Align sawing production systems

FPISAW3210B

File and set saws

FPISAW3211B

Recondition guides

FPISAW3212B

Sharpen tipped circular saws

FPISAW3213B

Level and tension circular saws

FPISAW3214B

Join band saw blades

FPISAW3217B

Hard face saw teeth

FPISAW3218B

Replace tungsten tips

FPISAW3219B

Replace stellite tips

FPISAW3220C

Maintain wide band saw blades

FPISAW3221B

Profile saw blanks

FPISAW3222B

Recondition band mill wheels

Woodchipping 

FPISAW3215B

Screen wood chips

FPISAW3216B

Transfer wood chips

FPISAW3223B

Assess wood chips

FPISAW3224B

Coordinate and monitor the wood chip stockpile

GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS 

Field 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Machinery and Equipment 

FPICOT2240

Cut material with a pole saw

FPICOT3224B

Plan and monitor equipment maintenance

FPICOT3259

Operate a four-wheel drive on unsealed roads

FPICOT3260

Recover four wheel drive vehicles

FPIFGM3214

Operate a four wheel drive in a towing situation

MEM18011C

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

Warehousing & Distribution 

FPICOT3236B

Coordinate stock control procedures

RIIMPO321B

Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

TLIA3018A

Organise despatch operations

Load Handling 

RIIMPO323A

Conduct civil construction dozer operations

TLID3011A

Conduct specialised forklift operations

TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

TLID3043A

Shift loads using gantry equipment

Safety and Quality Processes 

FPICOT3202B

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

FPICOR3203B

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

FPICOT3254A

Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site

FPICOT3263

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

TLID3035A

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

TLIF1002B

Conduct housekeeping activities

Administration and Business 

BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents

Communication and Relationships 

BSBFLM303C

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

Competitive Manufacturing 

MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

Planning and Analysis 

BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan

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