Certificate III in Timber Manufactured Products

This qualification is designed for job roles in the timber manufactured products 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 II, III or IV level from this or any other endorsed Training Package or state/territory accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to work undertaken in the timber manufactured products sector of the industry



Unit Code

Unit Title


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 FPICOR3202B

Conduct quality and product care procedures

add topic FPICOR3204B

Visually assess materials



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic FPICOT3210B

Sharpen cutting tools

add topic FPICOT3211B

Maintain sawdoctoring tools

add topic FPICOT3212B

Replace saws, blades and guides

add topic FPICOT3216B

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FPICOT3217B

Assess and maintain cutter performance

add topic FPICOT3244B

Cut material to profile

Timber Grading & Testing

add topic FPICOT3208B

Test strength of joints

add topic FPICOT3240B

Grade heavy structural/engineered products

add topic FPICOT3246B

Test heavy structural/engineered products

add topic FPICOT3250A

Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements

Trusses & Frames

add topic FPICOT3204B

Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings

add topic FPICOT3214B

Take off material quantities

add topic FPICOT3218B

Quote and interpret from manufactured timber product plans

add topic FPICOT3219B

Produce standard truss or frame plans and details using computers

add topic FPICOT3220B

Quote and interpret from computerised timber manufactured product plans

add topic FPICOT3239B

Create drawings using computer aided design systems

add topic FPICOT3241B

Assemble timber wall frames

add topic FPICOT3242B

Lay up timber roof trusses

add topic FPICOT3243B

Operate a truss press

Timber Products

add topic FPICOT3205B

Dress boards using multi-headed machines

add topic FPICOT3206B

Cut material using high speed optimiser

add topic FPICOT3207B

Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations

add topic FPICOT3209B

Set up, operate and maintain end matching operations

add topic FPICOT3228B

Plane/sand panels

add topic FPICOT3230B

Operate automated stacking equipment

add topic FPICOT3234B

Cut material using CNC sizing machines

add topic FPICOT3235B

Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres

add topic FPICOT3253A

Convert timber residue into products for further use

add topic FPISAW3226B

Saw logs using CNC optimising systems

add topic FPITMM3201B

Convert timber

add topic FPITMM3202B

Manufacture using joinery machines

add topic FPIWPP3203B

Produce fibre from chips

add topic FPIWPP3209B

Prepare resin and additives



Unit Code

Unit Title

Machinery & Equipment

add topic TLIC3004A

Drive heavy rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3005A

Drive heavy combination vehicle

Warehousing & Distribution

add topic FPICOT3236B

Coordinate stock control procedures

add topic TLIA3018A

Organise despatch operations

Load Handling


Build and maintain timber stacks

add topic TLIC3063A

Operate vehicle carrying special loads

add topic TLID3011A

Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID2012A

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

add topic TLID3043A

Shift loads using gantry equipment

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic FPICOR3203B

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

add topic FPICOT3254A

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


Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency


Provide first aid


Provide advanced first aid

add topic TLID3035A

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

Administration & Business

add topic BSBADM311A

Maintain business resources

add topic BSBINM301A

Organise workplace information

add topic BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents


Apply wood and timber product knowledge

add topic FPITMM3203B

Estimate and cost job


Sell products and services

Communication & Relationships

add topic BSBFLM303C

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

Competitive Manufacturing

add topic MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS402060A

Use planning software systems in operations

add topic MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

Planning & Analysis

add topic BSBFLM305C

Support operational plan


    This qualification has five employment pathways for typical operational environments of timber manufactured products. These are:

    Press Operator

    Jig Setter

    Machine Operator (e.g. Finger Jointing, Moulding, Planing)

    Saw Operator

    Timber Manufactured Products Technician

    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:


Accurately record and report workplace information, and maintain documentation

Gather, receive and respond to verbal and written instructions with correct actions

Record and report quality and product care procedures in accordance with workplace procedures

Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others


Contribute to team outcomes

Effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area

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

Support team members in meeting expected outcomes


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

Identify and resolve problems

Record and report assessment outcomes and distribution problems in accordance with workplace procedures

Visually evaluate material characteristics for defects and quality

Initiative and enterprise

Efficiently and safely conduct quality and product care procedures

Monitor quality of output and follow product care procedures

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

Reject and dispose of sub-standard materials in accordance with site requirements

Planning and organising

Efficiently conduct quality and product care procedures in accordance with environmental legislation and workplace procedures

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

Monitor on-site movement of material to ensure intended flow is achieved

Review work order and clarify with appropriate personnel


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


Establish opportunities for professional development in consultation with appropriate personnel in accordance with organisational procedures

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

Support the team to identify and resolve problems which impede its performance


Select equipment appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations - equipment may include moisture meters and lifting equipment for the movement of materials