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Forest Harvesting Optimisation Project Update

A project is underway to review and update units of competency from the FWP Forest and Wood Products Training Package, in line with current forest harvesting optimisation technology and the impact on utilisation processes. Source: Timberbiz

Draft units of competency and skill sets are now available for industry feedback.

Feedback is being sought on the content of 10 proposed new units of competency, 12 improved existing units and the structure of 2 new skill sets.

The draft units and skill sets will be available on the Skills Impact website for stakeholder consultation until COB Friday 30 June.

The feedback will inform the work on the next version of draft units which will be available for industry validation in late July.

The need to develop the following new units and skill sets for cable logging and chipping was identified during the development phase of this project.

  • 3 new units for wood chipping operations
  • Operate excavator with log grapples for feeding logs into mobile chipper
  • Operate a heavy production flail and chipper combination
  • Operate a flail debarker
  • 1 new skill set for in-field chipping
  • 1 new skill set for cable logging

This additional work has been documented in the Issues Register to be considered by the Industry Reference Committee as a potential future project.

Visit project webpage to provide feedback