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ForestFit training program pilot – expressions of interest

Expressions of interest are being sought for a ForestFit training program pilot in NSW. The NSW Government, in partnership with the forest industry and the Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA), committed funding to support the development of ForestFit which is developing the training program. Source: Timberbiz

The project is seeking to foster professional development, increased business competency, operational compliance and risk management and industry sustainability by providing a pathway for national engagement with training and certification.

The aim is to deliver two major outcomes for the forest industry:

  • a nationally recognised and endorsed pilot Training Program for forest contractors
  • a pilot Certification for contracting businesses to deliver quality services in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.

The pilots will be used to create a training and certification program to be rolled out nationally to the industry.

The cost of the pilot training is fully subsidised, including travel and accommodation expenses.

The project is supported by an Industry Reference Group (IRG) of forest contractors and other industry representatives which have provided input into the development and delivery of every stage of the training modules for the NSW forest industry.

By participating in the ForestFit training program pilot in NSW feedback and input will influence the final proposed training package for national roll out.

For further information and the EOI form go to

Applications close 27 Jul 2020.