Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability

This qualification is designed for supervisory and leadership roles in the forest and forest products industry.


Total number of units = 14

3 core units plus

11 elective units, consisting of:

6 units from Group A, at least 3 of which have a recommended packaging level of Advanced Diploma

up to 5 units from Group A and/or Group B

up to 3 units recommended for packaging at Diploma level or above from this or any other endorsed Training Package or state/territory accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to work undertaken in supervisory and leadership roles in the forest and forest products industry



Unit Code

Unit Name


add topic BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic FPICOR6201A

Manage sustainability in the workplace

add topic FPICOR6202A

Implement practices to maximise value from wood residues



Unit Code

Unit Name


add topic FPICOT5201B

Implement sustainable forestry practices

add topic FPICOT5202B

Manage forestry information and interpretations programs

add topic FPICOT5205A

Develop biohazard contingency plans

add topic FPICOT5206A

Implement Forestry Chain of Custody certification system

add topic FPICOT5207A

Implement sustainability in the workplace

add topic FPICOT5209A

Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact

add topic FPICOT6202A

Develop and manage a Forestry Chain of Custody certification process for the workplace

add topic FPICOT6207A

Develop forest management systems and processes

add topic FPIFGM5217A

Promote plantations as a sustainable form of land use

add topic FPIFGM5218A

Undertake carbon storage sampling of forests and plantations

Timber Products and Processes

add topic FPICOT6203A

Develop engineered timber products to meet energy efficient building

Planning and Analysis

add topic FPICOT6204A

Use carbon accounting to estimate emissions in the workplace

add topic FPICOT6205A

Prepare an enterprise carbon management report

add topic FPIFGM6201A

Plan a biochar storage system for carbon capture and storage

add topic FPIFGM6202A

Manage tree inventory for sustainable tree management

add topic PSPGOV521A

Collect statistical data

add topic BSBPMG510A

Manage projects



Unit Code

Unit Name

Communication and Relationships

add topic PSPGOV602B

Establish and maintain strategic networks

add topic PSPMNGT604B

Manage change

add topic PSPMNGT703A

Lead and influence change

Safety and Quality Processes

add topic PSPREG603A

Manage and lead inspection and monitoring programs

add topic BSBWRK506A

Coordinate research and analysis

Administration and Business

add topic BSBAUD501B

Initiate a quality audit

add topic BSBFIM501A

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBINN601B

Manage organisational change

add topic BSBINN801A

Lead innovative thinking and practice

add topic BSBMGT608C

Manage innovation and continuous improvement

add topic BSBREL701A

Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships

add topic BSBSUS501A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic MSACMT671A

Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices

add topic PSPPOL603A

Manage policy implementation

add topic BSBADM502B

Manage Meetings

add topic SIRXFIN004A

Manage Financial Resources

add topic SIRXFIN005A

Manage Operations to Budget

add topic SIRXMER004A

Manage Merchandise and Store Presentation

Information Technology

add topic ICTSUS7235A

Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes

Planning and Analysis

add topic SIRXMGT005A

Set strategic plans


    This qualification has various employment pathways for typical supervisor and management roles within the forest and forest products industry. These are:

    Community liaison officer

    District forester, harvesting

    Environmental manager

    Environmental planner

    Forest auditor (e.g. certification provider)

    Forest planner

    Forest technician

    General manager

    High level fire manager

    Manufacturing and engineered wood products designer and maker

    Native forest manager

    Plantation manager

    Senior forest officer

    Supervisor or sustainability manager

    Technical services staff

    Value recovery officer.

    Entry may be gained through progression from a lower level FPI qualification or recognition of existing industry experience or qualifications.

    This qualification provides a pathway from VET into higher education and from higher education into VET. An example of a pathway from higher education to VET would be a technical forester, holding a university qualification, gaining leadership and sustainability skills through this Advanced Diploma qualification.

    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 production schedule for the value maximisation plan

Document recommendations based on research outcomes and provide feedback to appropriate personnel and stakeholders

Interact appropriately with stakeholders, colleagues and others


Consult with stakeholders

Establish timelines and budget for implementation with appropriate personnel

Use consultative processes to obtain input into work in line with site requirements


Analyse data on enterprise resource consumption

Develop and implement appropriate response procedures

Identify and review work requirements

Initiative and enterprise

Evaluate changing trends and opportunities for improved workplace sustainability and consider for ongoing improvements

Identify market demand

Planning and organising

Coordinate the acquisition of required resources, including obtaining required authorisations and approvals

Develop and implement systems and procedures to assist in the achievement of sustainability in the workplace

Plan the policy design process, including organising meetings with stakeholders


Maintain appropriate work-life balance, and ensure stress is effectively managed and health is attended to

Measure and maintain personal performance in varying work conditions, contexts and contingencies

Set and meet own work priorities


Assess personal knowledge and skills against competency standards to determine development needs, priorities and plans

Identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge

Identify, evaluate, select and use development opportunities suitable to personal learning style/s to develop competence


Use software and communication systems to research, analyse, create and present documents and reports

Use technology to manage work priorities and commitments