Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage

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


Total number of units = 13

7 core units plus

6 elective units, consisting of:

2 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 harvesting and haulage 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

add topic FPICOR2207B

Maintain quality and product care

add topic HLTFA301C

Apply first aid



Unit Code

Unit Title

Fire Control

add topic AHCWRK201A

Observe and report on weather

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 PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

add topic PUAOPE002B

Operate communications systems and equipment

add topic PUATEA001B

Work in a team

Harvesting Operations

add topic AHCARB204A

Undertake standard climbing techniques

add topic AHCARB206A

Undertake stump removal

add topic FPICOT2220B

Select trees for tending operations


Fall trees manually (basic)

add topic FPIHAR2203B

Hook up felled logs using cables (choker)

add topic FPIHAR2204B

Perform landing duties (chaser)

add topic FPIHAR2205B

Conduct mobile splitting operations

add topic FPIHAR2206B

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

add topic FPIHAR2207A

Trim and cut harvested trees

Grading & Testing

add topic FPICOT2223B

Segregate and sort logs



Unit Code

Unit Title

Warehousing and Distribution

add topic FPICOT2228B

Store materials

add topic TLID3033A

Operate a vehicle-mounted loading crane

Machinery and Equipment

add topic FPICOT2237A

Maintain chainsaws

add topic TLIC2002A

Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3003A

Drive medium rigid vehicle

Load Handling

add topic TLID2004A

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

add topic TLILIC2001A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Safety and Quality Processes

add topic AHCILM201A

Maintain cultural places

add topic AHCWRK203A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic FPICOT2233B

Navigate in forest areas


Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

add topic RIIOHS205A

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

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 ten employment pathways for typical operational environments of harvesting and haulage. These are:

    Bulldozer Operator

    Chainsaw Operator

    Excavator Operator

    Forest Harvester

    Forwarder Operator


    Harvesting Technician

    Mobile Equipment Operator

    Rigging Slinger

    Skidder Operator

    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:


Communicate details of an incident

Identify and comply with safety signs and symbols

Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others


Make constructive contributions to the group

Notify appropriate personnel in the event of an emergency

Report breaches or potential breaches of relevant environmental regulations to relevant personnel

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


Identify and report occupational health and safety issues and risks in the work area to appropriate personnel

Identify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Identify and promptly report problems to appropriate personnel to avoid repetition of de-valued product

Initiative and enterprise

Demonstrate effective response procedures to workplace risks, hazards and emergencies

Note and communicate goals and 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 information

Identify and comply with safety signs and symbols

Access and apply workplace safety procedures

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

Follow safe workplace procedures for dealing with accidents and emergencies within scope of responsibilities


Follow and apply quality system procedures in personal work

Maintain work relationships

Follow environmental care procedures according to organisational requirements

Seek appropriate support to assist and improve own performance to achieve personal and organisational goals and objectives


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

Practise and carry out emergency and evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency

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


Select equipment appropriate to work task requirements and use according to manufacturer's recommendations, which may include telephones and other communications equipment, tools, machinery, vehicles, navigational aids, instruments, computers and computer software, printers, facsimile machines and photocopiers