Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management

Not Applicable


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13

6Core units plus

3Elective units from Group A plus

4Elective units from Group A and/or Group B, which can include up to 2 relevant units recommended for packaging at Certificate II, Certificate III or Certificate IV from an 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 Name


add topic BSBFLM312C

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic FPICOR2201B

Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

add topic FPICOR2202B

Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

add topic FPICOR3201B

Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures

add topic FPICOR3203B

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid



Unit Code

Unit Name

Fire Control

add topic PUAFIR303B

Suppress wildfire (unit has add topic PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire as a pre-requisite)

add topic PUAFIR309B

Operate pumps (unit has three pre-requisite units)

add topic PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

add topic PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

add topic PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

add topic RTE3506A

Monitor weather conditions

Breeding & Propagation

add topic FPIFGM3201B

Manage seed collection

add topic FPIFGM3202B

Extract seed

add topic RTF3014A

Implement a propagation plan

add topic RTF3021A

Maintain nursery plants

Site Establishment & Maintenance

add topic FPICOT3221B

Rehabilitate tracks, quarries and landings

add topic FPIFGM3209B

Construct and maintain forest roads and tracks

add topic FPIFGM3210B

Patrol forest

add topic RTC3206A

Erect timber structures and features

add topic RTC3209A

Plan and construct conventional fencing

add topic RTD3212A

Implement erosion and sediment control measures

add topic RTE3605A

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

add topic RTE3612A

Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

add topic RTF3204A

Construct concrete structures and features

Grading & Testing

add topic FPICOR3204B

Visually assess materials

add topic FPICOT3223B

Grade and mark logs

add topic FPICOT3250A

Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements

Tree Growing & Maintenance

add topic FPICOR3202B

Conduct quality and product care procedures

add topic FPICOT3252A

Use environmental care procedures to undertake fire salvage operations

add topic FPIFGM3204A

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

add topic FPIFGM3205A

Fall trees manually (advanced)

add topic FPIFGM3206B

Plan and implement non-commercial thinning operations

add topic FPIFGM3211B

Manage coppice stems

add topic RTC3401A

Control weeds

add topic RTC3404A

Control plants, pests, diseases and disorders

add topic RTF3031A

Undertake complex tree climbing


Unit Code

Unit Name


Unit Code

Unit Name

Machinery & Equipment

add topic FPIFGM3208B

Perform complex 4x4 operations

add topic RIIVEH305A

Operate and maintain a four wheel drive vehicle

add topic RTE3307A

Co-ordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

Select a maximum of 2 of the following:

add topic FPICOT3238B

Operate a pole saw

add topic RIIHAN308A

Load and unload plant

add topic RIIMPO315A

Conduct tractor operations

add topic RIIMPO317A

Conduct roller operations

add topic RIIMPO318A

Conduct skid steer loader operations

add topic RIIMPO319A

Conduct backhoe/loader operations

add topic RIIMPO320A

Conduct civil construction excavator operations

add topic RIIMPO321A

Conduct civil construction wheel loader operations

add topic RIIMPO322A

Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations

add topic RIIMPO324A

Conduct civil construction grader operations

add topic RIIVEH304A

Conduct tip truck operations

add topic TLID3607C

Lift and move load using mobile crane up to and including 20 tonnes

Load Handling

add topic TLID1107C

Conduct specialised forklifting operations

add topic TLID1407C

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic FPICOT3202B

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

add topic FPICOT3254A

Implement environmentally sustainable work practices in the work area/work site

add topic HLTFA402B

Apply advanced first aid (unit has add topic HLTFA301B Apply first aid as a pre-requisite)

add topic RTC3704A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic TLID3507C

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

Administration & Business

add topic BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

add topic BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents

Communication & Relationships

add topic BSBFLM303C

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic FPICOT3222B

Present forestry information and interpretations programs

Planning & Analysis

add topic BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

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:


Accurately record and report workplace information and maintain documentation

Communicate information from line manager/management to the team

Communicate unresolved issues to line manager/management and follow up to ensure action is taken in response to these matters

Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others


Actively encourage and support team members to participate in team activities and communication processes, and to take responsibility for their actions

Encourage and support team members to take responsibility for their own work and to assist each other in undertaking required roles and responsibilities

Establish and maintain communication with others in accordance with safety, health and environment requirements

Identify appropriate personnel in the event of an emergency


Address issues, concerns and problems identified by team members or refer to relevant persons as required

Follow safe workplace procedures and safe work instructions for controlling risks and protecting the environment

Identify problems, environmental issues and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Monitor environmental measures and impact on the environment and take corrective action as required in accordance with workplace procedures

Initiative and enterprise

Detect and assess hazards in the work area and report to appropriate personnel

Encourage team members to participate in the planning, decision making and operational aspects of the work team to their level of responsibility

Monitor hazardous and flammable substances to assess the potential of spillage and combustion

Provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward team members' efforts and contributions

Planning and organising

Identify and comply with occupational health and safety, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to implementing safety, health and environment policies and procedures

Identify team purpose, roles, responsibilities, goals, plans and objectives in consultation with team members

Perform organisation of duties, equipment and materials in accordance with safety, health and environment requirements and organisational procedures

Plan evaluation processes in accordance with site procedures


Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image within the work team, the organisation and with clients/customers

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

Integrate care for the environment into all day-to-day activities

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


Identify opportunities for professional development

Implement training and operational controls in accordance with workplace procedures, which may include in-house or external training programs or one-on-one supervision, programs that maintain up-to-date knowledge of legislative changes at the local, State and federal level

Practise and record emergency and evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency

Record and report information regarding learning and competency development in accordance with organisational requirements


Record and report safety, health and environment procedures in accordance with workplace procedures, which may be manual, using a computer-based system or another appropriate organisational communication system

Use and maintain relevant tools, machinery and equipment