To be awarded the add topic FWP30716 Certificate III in Sawdoctoring, competency must be achieved in twenty six (26) units of competency.

ten (10) core units of competency

sixteen (16) units of competency from the elective group, 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 sawmilling and processing 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 FWPCOT3204

Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings

add topic FWPCOT3211

Maintain sawdoctoring tools

add topic FWPCOT3233

Sharpen and align blades and knives

add topic FWPCOT3247

Select timber for forestry operations

add topic FWPSAW3228

Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures

add topic MEM05006C

Perform brazing and/or silver soldering



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic FWPCOT3201

Hand sharpen knives and blades

add topic FWPCOT3210

Sharpen cutting tools

add topic FWPCOT3212

Replace saws, blades and guides

add topic FWPCOT3213

Manufacture cutting tools

add topic FWPCOT3215

Swage and shape saw blades

add topic FWPCOT3216

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FWPCOT3217

Assess and maintain cutter performance

add topic FWPCOT3237

Produce templates

add topic FWPCOT3263

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

add topic FWPSAW3207

Sharpen band saws

add topic FWPSAW3208

Sharpen circular saws

add topic FWPSAW3209

Align sawing production systems

add topic FWPSAW3210

File and set saws

add topic FWPSAW3211

Recondition guides

add topic FWPSAW3212

Sharpen tipped circular saws

add topic FWPSAW3213

Level and tension circular saws

add topic FWPSAW3214

Join band saw blades

add topic FWPSAW3217

Hard face saw teeth

add topic FWPSAW3218

Replace tungsten tips

add topic FWPSAW3219

Replace stellite tips

add topic FWPSAW3220

Maintain wide band saw blades

add topic FWPSAW3221

Profile saw blanks

add topic FWPSAW3222

Recondition band mill wheels

add topic FWPSAW3225

Maintain frame saw blades

add topic MEM05004C

Perform routine oxyacetylene welding

add topic MEM05049B

Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding

add topic MEM05050B

Perform routine gas metal arc welding

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.