Qualification details

FPI40111 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations (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Superseded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 FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations 06/Feb/2012
Is superseded by and equivalent to FWP40116 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations 12/May/2016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
AHCCHM402A - Plan and implement a chemical use programPlan and implement a chemical use program Elective
AHCILM401A - Protect places of cultural significanceProtect places of cultural significance Elective
AHCIRG406A - Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction workPlan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work Elective
AHCMOM402A - Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipmentSupervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment Elective
AHCNAR402A - Plan the implementation of revegetation worksPlan the implementation of revegetation works Elective
AHCNSY402A - Plan a propagation programPlan a propagation program Elective
AHCPMG402A - Develop a pest management action plan within a local areaDevelop a pest management action plan within a local area Elective
BSBCMM401A - Make a presentationMake a presentation Elective
BSBCUS401B - Coordinate implementation of customer service strategiesCoordinate implementation of customer service strategies Elective
BSBINM401A - IMPLEMENT WORKPLACE INFORMATION SYSTEMIMPLEMENT WORKPLACE INFORMATION SYSTEM Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 234113 Forester 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112 Science Technical Officers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0505 Forestry Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 234113 Forester 03/Sep/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112 Science Technical Officers 03/Sep/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0505 Forestry Studies 03/Sep/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 07/Feb/2012 
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Modification History

Release 4

PUAFIR511 and PUAFIR513 added to the elective bank of units to replace superseded units PUAFIR406B and PUAFIR407B.

Three imported units of competency updated:

  • Elective unit HLTAID003 replaces HLTFA311A
  • Elective unit HLTAID006 replaces HLTFA412A
  • Elective unit HLTAID008 replaces HLTFA403C

Release 2

Imported units added to Group B elective bank:

  • MSS015011A
  • MSS405070A

Native and imported units updated to current versions:

  • BSBPMG416A replaces BSBPMG408A – Not equivalent
  • FPIFGM4203C replaces FPIFGM4203B – Equivalent
  • HLTFA311A replaces HLTFA301C – Not equivalent
  • HLTFA412A replaces HLTFA402C – Not equivalent
  • SITTPPD402 replaces SITTPPD005A – Equivalent

Imported units updated to current release:

  • PSPGOV602B
  • PUALAW002B

Release 1.1

Seven imported units of competency updated:

  • HLTFA403C replaces HLTFA403A - Equivalent
  • BSBITS401B replaces BSBITS401A - Equivalent
  • BSBCUS401B replaces BSBCUS401A - Equivalent
  • TAEASS401B replaces TAEASS401A - Equivalent
  • TAEASS402B replaces TAEASS402A - Equivalent
  • TAEASS403B replaces TAEASS403A - Equivalent
  • BSBWOR301B replaces BSBWOR301A - Equivalent

Description

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

Pathways Information

This qualification has eight employment pathways for typical forest operations environments. These are:

  • Arboriculture Supervisor
  • Farm Forestry Supervisor
  • Forestry Supervisor
  • Forestry Operations Supervisor
  • Harvesting Supervisor
  • Harvesting Team Leader
  • Propagation and Stand Health Supervisor
  • Tree Farm Supervisor

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 or territory licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.

Some imported units in the elective bank may be subject to state or territory codes, regulations, licences and/or permits. These units must be implemented in line with the licensing requirements 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

  • Give and receive feedback constructively
  • Establish and maintain communication with others in accordance with forestry operation requirements
  • Record and report forestry operation procedures in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others

Teamwork

  • Collect feedback on performance of team members from relevant sources and compare with established team learning needs
  • Make plans to introduce change in consultation with appropriate personnel
  • Provide workplace learning opportunities and coaching and mentoring assistance to facilitate individual and team achievement of competencies
  • Report potential of fire to appropriate personnel

Problem-solving

  • Control and monitor fire risks and hazards in accordance with workplace procedures
  • Identify problems, environmental issues and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures
  • Immediately assess and rectify problems to avoid repetition of lost product
  • Monitor safe workplace procedures and safe work instructions for controlling risks and protecting the environment

Initiative and enterprise

  • Coordinate product visual inspection before processing or completion
  • Record and review improvement recommendations for resourcing requirements
  • Review operational plans and site practices for potential improvement, modifications and time savings
  • Use feedback from individuals or teams to identify and implement improvements in future learning arrangements

Planning and organising

  • Identify and comply with applicable occupational health and safety, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to monitoring safety, health and environmental policies and procedures
  • Monitor organisation of duties, equipment and materials in accordance with safety, health and environmental requirements and organisational procedures
  • Plan potential of materials to provide the highest value added return
  • Plan product recovery to optimise the resource value and minimise waste

Self-management

  • Apply, monitor and coordinate quality system procedures to personal work
  • Monitor care for the environment to check for integration into all day-to-day activities
  • Monitor safe workplace procedures for dealing with environmental incidents, accidents and emergencies within scope of responsibilities
  • Use and maintain personal protective equipment and clothing

Learning

  • Identify and implement learning opportunities for others
  • Identify learning and development program goals and objectives to match specific knowledge and skill requirements of competency standards
  • Monitor training and operational controls to be in accordance with workplace procedures - training may include in-house or external training programs or one-on-one supervision
  • Systematically identify and implement learning and development needs in line with organisational requirements

Technology

  • Select equipment appropriate to potential work requirements and check for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations
  • Use and maintain relevant tools, machinery and equipment

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 14

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

Elective units must be relevant to work undertaken in the forest operations sectors of the industry, including forest growing and management and harvesting and haulage.

CORE UNITS

Field 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Core 

BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals

FPICOR3203B

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

FPICOR4201B

Monitor safety, health and environment policies and procedures

FPICOR4202B

Monitor and review forestry operations

FPICOR4203B

Monitor quality and product care procedures

GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS 

Field 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Fire Control 

PUAFIR511

Conduct complex prescribed burns (unit has PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire as a prerequisite)

PUAFIR513

Develop complex prescribed burn plans (unit has PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire as a prerequisite)

PUAOPE001B

Supervise response

Breeding & Propagation 

AHCNSY402A

Plan a propagation program

Site Establishment & Maintenance 

AHCNAR402A

Plan the implementation of revegetation works

AHCILM401A

Protect places of cultural significance

AHCIRG406A

Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work

FPIFGM4201B

Implement a forest establishment plan

FPIFGM4207B

Conduct a forest site assessment

FPIFGM4208B

Plan a quarry

FPIFGM4209B

Interpret and use aerial photographs for forest management

PSPGOV521A

Collect statistical data

Tree Growing & Maintenance 

AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCPMG402A

Develop a pest management action plan within a local area

FPIFGM4202B

Manage stand health

FPIFGM4203C

Design plantations

FPIFGM4204B

Conduct a pests and diseases assessment

FPIFGM4205B

Monitor regeneration rates

FPIFGM4206B

Conduct a wood volume and yield assessment

Harvesting Operations 

FPIHAR4201B

Apply tree jacking techniques

FPIHAR4202B

Coordinate log recovery (hook tender)

FPIHAR4203B

Design log landings and snig tracks

FPIHAR4204B

Plan and coordinate fire salvage operations

FPIHAR4205B

Implement harvesting plans

Machinery & Equipment 

AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of machinery and equipment

GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS 

Field 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 

Safety & Quality Processes 

BSBMGT403A

Implement continuous improvement

BSBRSK401A

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

HLTAID008

Manage first aid services and resources

HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

TLIF4007A

Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures

MSS015011A

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

MSS405070A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

Administration & Business 

BSBINM401A

Implement workplace information system

BSBITS401B

Maintain business technology

BSBPMG416A

Apply project procurement procedures

BSBWRT401A

Write complex documents

FPIFGM4210B

Prepare a tender

TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Communication & Relationships 

BSBCUS401B

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

BSBWOR401A

Establish effective workplace relationships

BSBWOR402A

Promote team effectiveness

PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

SITTPPD402

Develop interpretive activities

Training & Assessment 

BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

TAEDES401A

Design and develop learning programs

TAEDES402A

Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Planning & Analysis 

BSBMGT402A

Implement operational plan

BSBRES401A

Analyse and present research information

BSBSMB404A

Undertake small business planning

BSBWOR301B

Organise personal work priorities and development

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