To be awarded the add topic FWP30116 Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency.

six (6) core units of competency

seven (7) units of competency from the elective group, consisting of:

3 units from Group A

4 units from Group A and/or Group B, the total of which can include 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 forest growing and management sector of the industry.



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic BSBFLM312

Contribute to team effectiveness

add topic FWPCOR2201

Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

add topic FWPCOR2202

Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

add topic FWPCOR3201

Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures

add topic FWPCOR3203

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid



Unit Code

Unit Title

Fire Control

add topic AHCWRK302A

Monitor weather conditions

add topic PUAFIR303B

Suppress wildfire


add topic PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

add topic PUAFIR309B

Operate pumps


add topic PUAEQU001B Prepare, maintain and test response equipment

And one of the following four units:

add topic PUAFIR203B Respond to urban fire


add topic PUAFIR218 Respond to isolated structure fire


add topic PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire


add topic PUAFIR205B Respond to aviation incident (specialist)

add topic PUAFIR412

Conduct simple prescribed burns


add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

add topic PUAFIR413

Develop simple prescribed burn plans


add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

add topic PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

add topic PUAOHS002B

Maintain safety at an incident scene

add topic PUATEA002B

Work autonomously

Breeding and Propagation

add topic AHCNSY301A

Maintain nursery plants

add topic AHCNSY306A

Implement a propagation plan

add topic FWPFGM3201

Manage seed collection

add topic FWPFGM3202

Extract seed

Site Establishment and Maintenance

add topic AHCINF303A

Plan and construct conventional fencing

add topic AHCIRG301A

Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system

add topic AHCIRG306A

Troubleshoot irrigation systems

add topic AHCLSC302A

Construct landscape features using concrete

add topic AHCLSC304A

Erect timber structures and features

add topic AHCSAW302A

Implement erosion and sediment control measures

add topic FWPCOT3221

Rehabilitate tracks, quarries and landings

add topic FWPFGM3209

Construct and maintain forest roads and tracks

add topic FWPFGM3210

Patrol forest

Grading and Testing

add topic FWPCOR3204

Visually assess materials

add topic FWPCOT3223

Grade and mark logs

add topic FWPCOT3250

Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements

Tree Growing & Maintenance

add topic FWPCOR3202

Conduct quality and product care procedures

add topic FWPCOT3252

Use environmental care procedures to undertake fire salvage operations

add topic FWPFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

add topic FWPFGM3213

Fall trees manually (advanced)

add topic FWPFGM3206

Plan and implement non-commercial thinning operations

add topic FWPFGM3207

Coordinate stem improvement

add topic FWPFGM3211

Manage coppice stems

add topic AHCPMG301A

Control weeds

add topic AHCPMG302A

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic AHCARB307A

Undertake complex tree climbing



Unit Code

Unit Title

Machinery and Equipment

add topic AHCMOM301A

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

add topic FWPCOT3259

Operate a four-wheel drive on unsealed roads

add topic FWPCOT3260

Recover four-wheel drive vehicles

add topic FWPFGM3214

Operate a four wheel drive in a towing situation

add topic FWPFGM3215

Perform complex 4x4 operations

Specialist Machinery and Equipment

A maximum of 2 units may be selected from this field

add topic FWPCOT3238

Operate a pole saw

add topic RIIHAN308E

Load and unload plant

add topic RIIMPO315D

Conduct tractor operations

add topic RIIMPO317E

Conduct roller operations

add topic RIIMPO318E

Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

add topic RIIMPO319D

Conduct backhoe/loader operations

add topic RIIMPO320E

Conduct civil construction excavator operations

add topic RIIMPO321E

Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations

add topic RIIMPO322D

Conduct civil construction tracked front end loader operations

add topic RIIMPO324E

Conduct civil construction grader operations

add topic RIIVEH304D

Conduct tip truck operations

add topic TLID3036

Lift and move load using a mobile crane

Load Handling

add topic AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals

add topic TLID3011

Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID3014

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

Safety and Quality Processes

add topic AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic FWPCOT3202

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

add topic FWPCOT3254

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

add topic FWPCOT3255

Apply silvicultural principles

add topic FWPCOT3256

Apply biodiversity protection principles

add topic FWPCOT3257

Follow cultural heritage requirements

add topic FWPCOT3258

Comply with soil and water protection

add topic FWPCOT3263

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

add topic HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

add topic TLID3035

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

Administration and Business

add topic BSBINM301

Organise workplace information

add topic BSBITU306

Design and produce business documents

Communication and Relationships

add topic BSBFLM303

Contribute to effective workplace relationships

add topic FWPCOT3222

Present forestry information and interpretations programs

Planning and Analysis

add topic BSBFLM305

Support operational plan

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.