To be awarded the add topic FWP20316 Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

five (5) core units of competency

eight (8) units of competency from the elective group, consisting of:

3 units from Group A

5 units from Group A and/or Group B, the total of which can include 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 sawmilling and processing sector of the industry.



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic FWPCOR2201

Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

add topic FWPCOR2202

Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

add topic FWPCOR2203

Follow environmental care procedures

add topic FWPCOR2205

Follow WHS policies and procedures

add topic FWPCOR2207

Maintain quality and product care



Unit Code

Unit Title

Logyard and/or Material Preparation

add topic FWPCOT2226

Debark logs mechanically

add topic FWPCOT3203

Weigh loads

Sawing Operations

add topic FWPCOT2202

Rack material

add topic FWPCOT2205

Tail out materials

add topic FWPCOT2208

Resaw boards and timber

add topic FWPCOT2218

Cross cut materials with a fixed saw

add topic FWPCOT2229

Dock material to length

add topic FWPCOT2238

Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

add topic FWPSAW2202

Sort boards manually

add topic FWPSAW2203

Sort boards mechanically

add topic FWPSAW2204

Dock boards with mechanical feed

add topic FWPSAW2207

Round softwood logs

add topic FWPSAW2208

Split wood products

add topic FWPSAW2209

Dismantle, transport and assemble hand portable sawmill

Grading and Testing

add topic FWPCOT2212

Grade hardwood sawn and milled products

add topic FWPCOT2213

Grade softwood sawn and milled products

add topic FWPCOT2214

Grade cypress sawn and milled products

add topic FWPCOT2215

Visually stress grade hardwood

add topic FWPCOT2216

Visually stress grade softwood

add topic FWPCOT2217

Visually stress grade cypress

add topic FWPSAW2201

Grade round poles and debarked logs

Timber Products

add topic FWPCOT2203

Finish and pack products

add topic FWPCOT2207

Dress boards and timber

add topic FWPCOT2209

Produce finger jointed timber

add topic FWPCOT2211

Produce pointed timber products

add topic FWPCOT2222

Produce laminated beams

add topic FWPCOT2230

Assemble products

add topic FWPCOT2241

Apply wood and timber product knowledge

add topic FWPSAW2205

Assemble materials using nail plates

add topic FWPSAW2206

De-stack seasoning racks

Timber Drying and Treatment

add topic AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

add topic FWPSAW2210

Prepare for timber treatment operations


add topic FWPCOT2225

Chip or flake wood



Unit Code

Unit Title

Warehousing and Distribution

add topic FWPCOT2201

Stack and bind material

add topic FWPCOT2210

Tally material

add topic FWPCOT2227

Process orders and despatch products

add topic FWPCOT2228

Store materials

add topic FWPCOT2231

Pack products

add topic FWPCOT3264

Build and maintain timber stacks

add topic TLIF1002

Conduct housekeeping activities

Machinery and Equipment

add topic FWPCOT2219

Use hand-held tools

add topic FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

add topic FWPCOT2240

Cut material with a pole saw

add topic FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

add topic MEM18011C

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

Load Handling

add topic TLIC2002

Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3003

Drive medium rigid vehicle

add topic TLID2004

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID2047

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

add topic TLID2010

Operate a forklift

add topic TLID2012

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLID2013

Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

add topic TLILIC2001

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic AHCWRK203A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic FWPCOT2233

Navigate in forest areas

add topic FWPCOT3263

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Administration & Business

add topic BSBINM201

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBITU201

Produce simple word processed documents

add topic BSBWOR204

Use business technology

Competitive Manufacturing

add topic MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

Communication and Relationships

add topic SIRXCCS202

Interact with customers

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.