To be awarded the add topic FWP30416 Certificate III in Wood Panel Products, 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:

2 units from Group A

5 units from Group A and/or Group B, the total of which can include up to 3 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 wood panel products 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 FWPCOR3202

Conduct quality and product care procedures

add topic FWPCOR3204

Visually assess materials



Unit Code

Unit Title

Logyard and/or Material Preparation

add topic FWPCOT2225

Chip or flake wood

add topic FWPCOT3203

Weigh loads

add topic FWPCOT3227

Receive and measure logs

add topic FWPCOT3253

Convert timber residue into products for further use

add topic FWPCOT3264

Build and maintain timber stacks

Grading and Testing

add topic FWPCOT3229

Mechanically stress grade panels

add topic FWPCOT3245

Grade, sort and mark materials

add topic FWPCOT3250

Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements

add topic FWPWPP3229

Classify flake

Board/Veneer Production

add topic FWPCOT3206

Cut material using high speed optimiser

add topic FWPCOT3234

Cut material using CNC sizing machines

add topic FWPCOT3235

Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres

add topic FWPCOT3249

Select timber preservation techniques

add topic FWPSAW3226

Saw logs using CNC optimising systems

add topic FWPWPP2201

Cut panels

add topic FWPWPP3201

Produce veneer from debarked logs

add topic FWPWPP3204

Form board

add topic FWPWPP3205

Match and join veneer

add topic FWPWPP3207

Clip veneer

add topic FWPWPP3211

Maintain caul plates and screens

add topic FWPWPP3213

Heat treat material

add topic FWPWPP3216

Press material using the daylight process

add topic FWPWPP3217

Process production effluent

add topic FWPWPP3218

Plan and coordinate machining of panels

add topic FWPWPP3219

Blend and test binding mixes

add topic FWPWPP3221

Trim new panels to size

add topic FWPWPP3223

Immunise veneer

add topic FWPWPP3226

Operate a continuous press

add topic FWPWPP3230

Produce decorative veneers

add topic FWPWPP3231

Produce veneer from prepared flitches

Lamination and Finishing

add topic FWPCOT3228

Plane/sand panels

add topic FWPWPP3202

Paint panels

add topic FWPWPP3206

Laminate and veneer board surfaces

add topic FWPWPP3208

Punch peg holes in panels

add topic FWPWPP3209

Prepare resin and additives

add topic FWPWPP3210

Laminate board

add topic FWPWPP3214

Treat paper

add topic FWPWPP3215

Cut paper

add topic FWPWPP3220

Plan and coordinate panel painting

add topic FWPWPP3222

Press laminated ply

add topic FWPWPP3224

Profile sand products

add topic FWPWPP3225

Produce profile sanding shoes and wheels

add topic FWPWPP3227

Vacuum paint

Timber Drying and Treatment

add topic FWPCOT3231

Operate steam boiler

add topic FWPCOT3232

Operate heat plant

add topic FWPCOT3248

Dry timber in solar assisted kilns

add topic FWPWPP3212

Dry material

add topic FWPWPP3228

Dry wood flakes

Timber Products

add topic FWPCOT2241

Apply wood and timber product knowledge


add topic FWPWPP3203

Produce fibre from chips


add topic FWPCOT3212

Replace saws, blades and guides

add topic FWPCOT3216

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FWPCOT3217

Assess and maintain cutter performance



Unit Code

Unit Title

Machinery and Equipment

add topic FWPCOT2240

Cut material with a pole saw

add topic FWPCOT3224

Plan and monitor equipment maintenance

add topic FWPCOT3233

Sharpen and align blades and knives

add topic MEM18011C

Shut down and isolate machines/equipment

Warehousing & Distribution

add topic FWPCOT3230

Operate automated stacking equipment

add topic FWPCOT3236

Coordinate stock control procedures

add topic TLIA3018

Organise despatch operations

Load Handling

add topic RIIMPO323D

Conduct civil construction dozer operations

add topic TLID3011

Conduct specialised forklift operations

add topic TLID2012

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLID3014

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

add topic TLID3043

Shift loads using gantry equipment

Safety and Quality Processes

add topic CPPSEC3007A

Maintain security of environment

add topic FWPCOR3203

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

add topic FWPCOT3254

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

add topic FWPCOT3263

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

add topic AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic TLID3035

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

add topic TLIF1002

Conduct housekeeping activities

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

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 and Analysis

add topic BSBFLM305

Support operational plan

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.