Certificate III in Sawdoctoring

Not Applicable


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 26

10Core units plus

16Elective units, 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 by the enterprise



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 FPICOT3201B

Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures

add topic FPICOT3204B

Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings

add topic FPICOT3211B

Maintain sawdoctoring tools

add topic FPICOT3233B

Sharpen and align blades and knives

add topic FPICOT3247B

Select timber for forestry operations

add topic FPISAW3228B

Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures

add topic MEM05006B

Perform brazing and/or silver soldering



Unit Code

Unit Name


add topic FPICOT3201B

Hand sharpen knives and blades

add topic FPICOT3210B

Sharpen cutting tools

add topic FPICOT3212B

Replace saws, blades and guides

add topic FPICOT3213B

Manufacture cutting tools

add topic FPICOT3215B

Swage and shape saw blades

add topic FPICOT3216B

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FPICOT3217B

Assess and maintain cutter performance

add topic FPICOT3237B

Produce templates

add topic FPISAW3207B

Sharpen band saws

add topic FPISAW3208B

Sharpen circular saws

add topic FPISAW3209B

Align sawing production systems

add topic FPISAW3210B

File and set saws

add topic FPISAW3211B

Recondition guides

add topic FPISAW3212B

Sharpen tipped circular saws

add topic FPISAW3213B

Level and tension circular saws

add topic FPISAW3214B

Join band saw blades

add topic FPISAW3217B

Hard face saw teeth

add topic FPISAW3218B

Replace tungsten tips

add topic FPISAW3219B

Replace stellite tips

add topic FPISAW3220B

Maintain wide band saw blades

add topic FPISAW3221B

Profile saw blanks

add topic FPISAW3222B

Recondition band mill wheels

add topic FPISAW3225B

Maintain frame saw blades

add topic MEM05004C

Perform routine oxyacetylene welding

add topic MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding


    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 interpret and convey information in written, sketch or oral form

Establish and maintain communication with others in accordance with occupational health and safety requirements

Record and report sketch and drawing preparation and interpretation activities to the appropriate personnel

Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others


Communicate effectively and work safely with others in the work area

Contribute to team outcomes

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

Review and clarify work order with appropriate personnel, which may include supervisors, suppliers, clients, colleagues and managers


Assess and control risks

Identify and resolve problems including methods for identifying omissions or areas of insufficient detail in sketches and drawings

Identify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Immediately assess and rectify problems to avoid repetition of damage to blades

Initiative and enterprise

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

Effectively identify omissions and areas of insufficient detail and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

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

Visually inspect products before processing or completion

Planning and organising

Check and conform with product specifications

Comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for preparing and interpreting sketches and drawings

Prepare for maintenance

Review and accurately identify work requirements


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

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


Identify opportunities for professional development

Implement training and operational controls in accordance with workplace procedures - training 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

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


Accurately identify and interpret sketches or drawing features to provide a three-dimensional picture of components, assemblies or structures - sketches or drawings may be computer assisted, free hand or completed with simple drawing instruments

Use and maintain relevant tools, machinery and equipment

Use computerised design where appropriate