To be awarded the add topic FWP30516 Certificate III in Timber Manufactured 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:

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 timber manufactured 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


add topic FWPCOT3210

Sharpen cutting tools

add topic FWPCOT3211

Maintain sawdoctoring tools

add topic FWPCOT3212

Replace saws, blades and guides

add topic FWPCOT3216

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FWPCOT3217

Assess and maintain cutter performance

add topic FWPCOT3244

Cut material to profile

Timber Grading & Testing

add topic FWPCOT3208

Test strength of joints

add topic FWPCOT3240

Grade heavy structural/engineered products

add topic FWPCOT3246

Test heavy structural/engineered products

add topic FWPCOT3250

Prepare timber to meet import/export compliance requirements

Trusses & Frames

add topic FWPCOT3204

Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings

add topic FWPCOT3214

Take off material quantities

add topic FWPCOT3218

Quote and interpret from manufactured timber product plans

add topic FWPCOT3219

Produce standard truss or frame plans and details using computers

add topic FWPCOT3220

Quote and interpret from computerised timber manufactured product plans

add topic FWPCOT3239

Create drawings using computer aided design systems

add topic FWPCOT3241

Assemble timber wall frames

add topic FWPCOT3242

Lay up timber roof trusses

add topic FWPCOT3243

Operate a truss press

Timber Products

add topic FWPCOT3205

Dress boards using multi-headed machines

add topic FWPCOT3206

Cut material using high speed optimiser

add topic FWPCOT3207

Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations

add topic FWPCOT3209

Set up, operate and maintain end matching operations

add topic FWPCOT3228

Plane/sand panels

add topic FWPCOT3230

Operate automated stacking equipment

add topic FWPCOT3234

Cut material using CNC sizing machines

add topic FWPCOT3235

Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres

add topic FWPCOT3253

Convert timber residue into products for further use

add topic FWPSAW3226

Saw logs using CNC optimising systems

add topic FWPTMM3201

Convert timber

add topic FWPTMM3202

Manufacture using joinery machines

add topic FWPWPP3203

Produce fibre from chips

add topic FWPWPP3209

Prepare resin and additives



Unit Code

Unit Title

Machinery & Equipment

add topic TLIC3004

Drive heavy rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC3005

Drive heavy combination vehicle

Warehousing & Distribution

add topic FWPCOT3236

Coordinate stock control procedures

add topic TLIA3018

Organise despatch operations

Load Handling

add topic FWPCOT3264

Build and maintain timber stacks

add topic TLIC3063

Operate vehicle carrying special loads

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 & Quality Processes

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 TLID3035

Operate a boom type elevating work platform

Administration & Business

add topic BSBADM311

Maintain business resources

add topic BSBINM301

Organise workplace information

add topic BSBITU306

Design and produce business documents

add topic FWPCOT2241

Apply wood and timber product knowledge

add topic FWPTMM3203

Estimate and cost job

add topic SIRXSLS201

Sell products and services

Communication & 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 & Analysis

add topic BSBFLM305

Support operational plan

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.