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Qualification details

FWP20121 - Certificate II in Forest Operations (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes FWP20116 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and ManagementQualification merged with FWP20216 Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage.Title changed. Revised packaging rules and created specialisations to better reflect outcomes. Reduced the number of core units by 1 unit. Revised the structure (groups) of the elective units. Added new units and revised existing units 27/Jan/2022
Supersedes FWP20216 - Certificate II in Harvesting and HaulageQualification merged with FWP20116 Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management. Title changed. Revised packaging rules and created specialisations to better reflect outcomes. Reduced the number of core units by 1 unit. Revised the structure (groups) of the elective units. Added new units and revised existing units 27/Jan/2022

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 28/Jan/2022


Units of competency

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BSBPEF202 - Plan and apply time managementPlan and apply time managementCurrentElective
FWPCOT2254 - Maintain chainsawsMaintain chainsawsCurrentElective
AHCINF202 - Install, maintain and repair farm fencingInstall, maintain and repair farm fencingCurrentElective
FWPCOT3326 - Recover four wheel drive vehicleRecover four wheel drive vehicleCurrentElective
FWPHAR2202 - Perform landing duties (chaser)Perform landing duties (chaser)CurrentElective
FSKOCM007 - Interact effectively with others at workInteract effectively with others at workCurrentElective
FWPNSY2003 - Follow quality procedures in forest nursery productionFollow quality procedures in forest nursery productionCurrentElective
AHCARB212 - Operate and maintain stump grinding machinesOperate and maintain stump grinding machinesCurrentElective
FWPCOT3325 - Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roadsOperate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roadsCurrentElective
FWPCOR2209 - Follow environmental protection procedures in forest and wood products operationsFollow environmental protection procedures in forest and wood products operationsCurrentCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 843111 Forestry Worker 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0505 Forestry Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Forest Growing, Management and Harvesting 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Forestry Worker,Nursery Assistant (Forestry) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 843111 Forestry Worker 01/Apr/2022 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0505 Forestry Studies 02/Mar/2022 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 28/Jan/2022 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package Version 7.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the job of people who provide support to forest operations in a variety of forestry contexts. It is also designed for learners involved in school-based VET traineeships and other VET in school programs.

Individuals with this qualification apply specialised skills and knowledge relevant to entry-level roles in forest operations. This includes a basic understanding of the industry and the risks involved in forest operations. They are also expected to conduct basic forest operations.

At this level, workers complete tasks under close supervision involving known routines and procedures but variable work tasks in collaboration with others.

This qualification enables specialisations in:

  • Forest Nursery Production,
  • Silviculture, or
  • Timber Harvesting.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 13 units of competency:
  • 5 core units
  • 8 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the alignment between the qualification and Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. Electives can be chosen to provide a general qualification or a qualification with a specialisation.

For the award of the FWP20121 Certificate II in Forest Operations choose:

  • at least 6 units from the electives in Groups A to H
  • up to 2 units from the remaining electives in Groups A to H, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the FWP20121 Certificate II in Forest Operations (Forest Nursery Production) choose:

  • at least 4 units from the electives in Groups B and/or F
  • at least 2 units from the electives in Groups A to H, excluding specialisation electives already selected
  • up to 2 units from the remaining electives in Groups A to H, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the FWP20121Certificate II in Forest Operations (Silviculture) choose:

  • at least 4 units from the electives in Groups C and/or F
  • at least 2 units from the electives in Groups A to H, excluding specialisation electives already selected
  • up to 2 units from the remaining electives in Groups A to H, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

For the award of the FWP20121 Certificate II in Forest Operations (Timber Harvesting) choose:

  • at least 4 units from the electives in Groups D and/or E
  • at least 2 units from the electives in Groups A to H, excluding specialisation electives already selected
  • up to 2 units from the remaining electives in Groups A to H, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Core Units

FWPCOR2206

Work effectively in the forest and wood products industry

FWPCOR2208

Communicate and interact effectively in the forest and wood products industry

FWPCOR2209

Follow environmental protection procedures in forest and wood products operations

FWPCOR2210

Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures in forest and wood products operations

FWPCOR2211

Develop knowledge of the forest and wood products industry

Elective Units

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Group A: Safety, Environment, Quality and Cultural Heritage

AHCILM201

Maintain cultural places

BSBWHS211

Contribute to the health and safety of self and others

FBPOPR2074

Carry out manual handling tasks

FWPCOT2264

Follow quality and product care procedures in forest and wood products operations 

FWPCOT3314

Comply with soil and water protection

FWPCOT3324

Apply cultural heritage protection requirements in forest operations

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

TLID0020

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Group B: Forest Nursery Production Operations

Seed Orchard

FWPNSY2001

Collect tree seeds

Tree Propagation

FWPNSY2002

Cut, sort and set cuttings

FWPNSY2004

Prick out and transplant tree seedlings

FWPNSY2005

Apply tree seed treatment

Tree Stock Quality

AHCBIO204

Follow site biosecurity procedures

FWPNSY2003

Follow quality procedures in forest nursery production

Nursery Equipment

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM216

Operate side by side utility vehicles

TLILIC0003

Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLID0007

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

Group C: Silviculture Operations

Tree Planting

FWPSIL2002

Plant trees by hand

Tree Pruning

FWPCOT3301

Trim trees using a pole saw

FWPCOT3317

Use chainsaw within a tree

FWPSIL2001

Select and mark trees for tending operations

FWPSIL2003

Prune trees

Forest Health

AHCPMG201

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

FWPCOT2266

Operate brush cutter

Forest Inventory

FWPSIL2004

Collect forest data or samples for assessment and analysis

FWPSIL2005

Measure trees

Hand Tree Felling

FWPCOT2253

Fell trees manually (basic)

FWPCOT2254

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2256

Trim and cut felled trees

UTV/ATV Vehicles

FWPCOT2265

Navigate in forest areas

FWPCOT3325

Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

FWPCOT3326

Recover four wheel drive vehicle

Group D: Timber Harvesting Operations

Commercial Manual Tree Felling

FWPHAR2209

Trim and cut harvested trees

Mechanical Tree Felling

FWPHAR2210

Operate a forest machine simulator in a virtual environment

Log Extraction, Landing and Loading

FWPHAR2201

Hook up felled trees (choker)

FWPHAR2202

Perform landing duties (chaser)

Log Sorting, Grading and Marking

FWPCOT2242

Segregate and sort logs

FWPCOT3270

Grade and mark logs

Group E: Fire Control 

Bushfire Awareness and Prevention

FWPFIR2001

Follow fire prevention procedures

FWPFIR2002

Detect fire in a native forest or plantation

Bushfire Suppression

PUAEQU001*

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUAFIR017

Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR204*

Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210

Prevent injury

PUALAW001

Protect and preserve incident scene

PUAOPE013

Operate communications systems and equipment

PUATEA001

Work in a team

Prescribed Burning

PUAFIR201*

Assist with prescribed burning

Group F: Chemical Application

AHCCHM201

Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Group G: Other Operations

Fencing

AHCINF202

Install, maintain and repair farm fencing

Site Access and Roading

AHCSAW203

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

In-field Processing

AHCARB212

Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

FWPHAR2208

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

FWPCOT2267

Operate mobile hydraulic log splitter

Drone Technology

AVIY0028

Operate remotely piloted aircraft in excluded category sub-2 kg operations

Group H: Personal Effectiveness

BSBPEF202

Plan and apply time management

FSKOCM007

Interact effectively with others at work

FSKRDG007

Read and respond to simple workplace information

FSKWTG006

Write simple workplace information

Prerequisite requirements

Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*)

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

PUAEQU001 Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUAFIR201 Assist with prescribed burning

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

FWP20121 Certificate II in Forest Operations

FWP20116 Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management

Qualification merged with FWP20216 Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage

Title changed

Revised packaging rules and created specialisations to better reflect outcomes

Reduced the number of core units by 1 unit

Revised the structure (groups) of the elective units

Added new units and revised existing units

Not equivalent

FWP20121 Certificate II in Forest Operations

FWP20216 Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage

Qualification merged with FWP20116 Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management

Title changed

Revised packaging rules and created specialisations to better reflect outcomes

Reduced the number of core units by 1 unit

Revised the structure (groups) of the elective units

Added new units and revised existing units

Not equivalent

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=0d96fe23-5747-4c01-9d6f-3509ff8d3d47