Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management

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


Total number of units = 13

6 core units plus

7 elective units, consisting of:

3 units from Group A

up to 4 units from Group A and/or Group B

up to 2 units recommended for packaging at Certificate I, II or III 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 growing and management sector of the industry.


Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic FPICOR2201B

Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

add topic FPICOR2202B

Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

add topic FPICOR2203B

Follow environmental care procedures

add topic FPICOR2204B

Follow fire prevention procedures

add topic FPICOR2205B

Follow OHS policies and procedures


Provide first aid



Unit Code

Unit Title

Fire Control

add topic AHCFIR201A

Assist with prescribed burning

add topic AHCWRK201A

Observe and report on weather

add topic FPIFGM2211B

Detect fires

add topic PUAEQU001B

Prepare, maintain and test response equipment


Prevent injury

add topic PUAFIR204B

Respond to wildfire (unit has PUAFIR215 Prevent injury as a prerequisite)

add topic PUAFIR209B

Work safely around aircraft

add topic PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

add topic PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

Site Establishment and Maintenance

add topic AHCILM201A

Maintain cultural places

add topic AHCINF202A

Install, maintain and repair fencing

add topic AHCINF203A

Maintain properties and structures

add topic AHCIRG204A

Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

add topic AHCIRG206A

Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

add topic AHCPMG201A

Treat weeds

add topic AHCSAW201A

Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

add topic FPIFGM2207B

Undertake brushcutting operations

add topic FPIFGM2210B

Implement animal pest control procedures

add topic FPIFGM2214B

Maintain visitor sites

add topic LGAWORK212A

Perform field support duties in a roadwork environment

Breeding and Propagation

add topic AHCNSY201A

Pot up plants

add topic AHCNSY203A

Undertake propagation activities

add topic FPIFGM2201B

Collect seed

add topic FPIFGM2202B

Prepare seedbed

add topic FPIFGM2209B

Cut, sort and set cuttings

add topic FPIFGM2212B

Graft cuttings

add topic FPIFGM2213B

Process seed

Tree Growing and Maintenance

add topic AHCARB204A

Undertake standard climbing techniques

add topic AHCARB206A

Undertake stump removal

add topic AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic AHCNSY202A

Tend nursery plants


Fall trees manually (basic)

add topic FPICOR2207B

Maintain quality and product care

add topic FPICOT2220B

Select trees for tending operations

add topic FPICOT2239A

Trim and cut felled trees

add topic FPIFGM2203B

Plant trees by hand

add topic FPIFGM2204B

Plant trees mechanically

add topic FPIFGM2205B

Prune trees

add topic FPIFGM2206B

Collect data or samples for assessment

Grading and Testing

add topic FPIFGM2215B

Measure trees



Unit Code

Unit Title

Warehousing and Distribution

add topic AHCNSY302A

Receive and dispatch nursery products

add topic FPICOT2228B

Store materials

Machinery and Equipment

add topic TLID3033A

Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane

add topic FPICOT2237A

Maintain chainsaws


Operate a four-wheel drive on unsealed roads

add topic TLIC2002A

Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3003A

Drive medium rigid vehicle

Load Handling

add topic AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

add topic TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

add topic TLID2012A

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Safety and Quality Processes

add topic AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

add topic AHCWRK203A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic FPICOT2233B

Navigate in forest areas

add topic RIIOHS205A

Control traffic with stop-slow bat


Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

Administration and Business

add topic BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBITU201A

Produce simple word processed documents

add topic BSBWOR204A

Use business technology


    This qualification has seven employment pathways for typical operational environments of forest growing and management. These are:

    Arboriculture Worker

    Farm Forestry Worker

    Forestry Worker

    Nursery Worker

    Plantation Establishment Worker

    Plantation Forest Officer


    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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Licensing 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.

Employability Skills


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:


Clarify legal and procedural requirements with appropriate personnel, to ensure consistency of interpretation and application

Communicate and work safely with others in the work area

Identify and comply with safety signs and symbols

Notify appropriate personnel and complete an incident report


Receive and action feedback

Make constructive contributions to the group

Provide assistance to and seek assistance from co-workers to achieve work tasks

Share relevant workplace information with co-workers to achieve designated individual and team goals and objectives


Solve routine problems

Eliminate or reduce and report fire risks and hazards according to workplace procedures

Follow up instances of unclear visual communications to avoid repeated problems

Minimise immediate risk to self, as well as the health and safety of others, by controlling hazards according to occupational health and safety requirements

Initiative and enterprise

Check own role and responsibilities with appropriate personnel according to organisational requirements

Note and communicate goals or outcomes to appropriate personnel

Recognise signs of fire and raise alarm at appropriate time according to workplace procedures

Suggest improvements to workplace practices and resource efficiency to relevant personnel

Planning and organising

Locate, record and report workplace information

Comply with applicable legislative and procedural requirements in an ethical manner consistent with workplace standards

Maintain quality and product care according to environmental legislation and workplace procedures

Gather, convey and receive information


Apply, follow and adhere to quality system procedures in personal work

Identify and comply with applicable occupational health and safety, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to communicating and interacting with others

Maintain work relationships

Follow environmental care procedures according to organisational requirements


Identify and establish opportunities for professional development in consultation with appropriate personnel and according to organisational procedures

Record and report information regarding learning and competency development according to organisational requirements


Request appropriate medical assistance using relevant communication media and equipment, which may include mobile phone, satellite phone, HF or VHF radio, flags, flares, two-way radio, email and electronic equipment