To be awarded the add topic FWP30816 Certificate III in Woodmachining, competency must be achieved in twenty seven (27) units of competency.

nine (9) core units of competency

eighteen (18) units of competency from the elective group, consisting of:

13 units from Group A

5 units from 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 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 FWPCOR3202

Conduct quality and product care procedures

add topic FWPCOT3201

Hand sharpen knives and blades

add topic FWPCOT3204

Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings

add topic FWPCOT3247

Select timber for forestry operations

add topic FWPSAW3228

Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures



Unit Code

Unit Title

Sawing Operations

add topic FWPCOT2207

Dress boards and timber

add topic FWPCOT2208

Resaw boards and timber

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 FWPCOT3214

Take off material quantities

add topic FWPCOT3239

Create drawings using computer aided design systems

add topic FWPCOT3244

Cut material to profile

add topic FWPTMM2202

Machine material

add topic FWPTMM3202

Manufacture using joinery machines


add topic FWPCOT3210

Sharpen cutting tools

add topic FWPCOT3212

Replace saws, blades and guides

add topic FWPCOT3213

Manufacture cutting tools

add topic FWPCOT3216

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FWPCOT3217

Assess and maintain cutter performance

add topic FWPCOT3233

Sharpen and align blades and knives

add topic FWPCOT3237

Produce templates

add topic FWPSAW3208

Sharpen circular saws

add topic FWPSAW3210

File and set saws

add topic FWPSAW3213

Level and tension circular saws

add topic FWPSAW3218

Replace tungsten tips



Unit Code

Unit Title

Sawing Operations

add topic FWPCOT2205

Tail out materials

add topic FWPCOT2219

Use hand-held tools

add topic FWPCOT2232

Cut material to shape using a saw

add topic FWPCOT3234

Cut material using CNC sizing machines

add topic FWPCOT3235

Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres

add topic FWPSAW3226

Saw logs using CNC optimising systems

add topic FWPTMM3201

Convert timber

add topic FWPWPP2210

Cut panels to profile

Timber Products

add topic FWPCOT2224

Band edges of panels

add topic FWPTMM4203

Install and commission CNC software

Safety and quality processes

add topic FWPCOT3263

Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

Select a maximum of 2 of the following:

Timber Grading & 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

Administration & Business

add topic BSBWOR204

Use business technology

add topic FWPTMM3203

Estimate and cost job

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.