To be awarded the add topic FWP40216 Certificate IV in Timber Processing, competency must be achieved in fourteen (14) units of competency.

three (3) core units of competency

eleven (11) units of competency from the elective group, consisting of:

3 units from Group A

8 units from Group A and/or Group B, the total of which can include up to 2 units recommended for packaging at Certificate III, IV or Diploma 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 processing and production sectors of the industry, including sawmilling and processing, wood panel products, timber manufactured products and timber merchandising.



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

add topic FWPCOR4201

Monitor safety, health and environment policies and procedures

add topic FWPCOR4203

Monitor quality and product care procedures



Unit Code

Unit Title

Logyard and/or Material Preparation

add topic FWPCOT4205

Coordinate log debarking operations

Sawing Operations

add topic FWPSAW4202

Plan and monitor saw log operations

add topic FWPSAW4204

Plan and monitor board conversion


add topic FWPCOT3216

Assess and maintain saw performance

add topic FWPCOT3217

Assess and maintain cutter performance

Timber Treatment & Drying

add topic FWPCOT4206

Plan and coordinate boiler operations

add topic FWPCOT4207

Plan and coordinate heat plant operations

add topic FWPSAW4201

Plan and monitor timber treatment plant operations

add topic FWPSAW4203

Coordinate timber drying operations

Grading & Testing

add topic FWPTMM4204

Sample and test products to specifications

add topic FWPWPP4202

Perform laboratory testing

add topic PSPGOV521A

Collect statistical data

Board & Veneer Production

add topic FWPWPP4201

Plan and coordinate panel production

Trusses & Frames

add topic FWPCOT4201

Produce complex truss and frame plans and details using computers

add topic FWPCOT4202

Design timber structures

Timber Products

add topic FWPCOT4203

Plan and coordinate product assembly

add topic FWPTMM4201

Construct prototypes and samples

add topic FWPTMM4202

Diagnose and calculate production costs

add topic FWPTMM4203

Install and commission CNC software


add topic SIRXINV004A

Buy merchandise

add topic SIRXMER004A

Manage merchandise and store presentation

add topic SIRXSLS406

Manage sales and service delivery

add topic TLIR4002

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Machinery & Equipment

add topic AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of machinery and equipment

add topic TLIC4006

Drive multi-combination vehicle

Competitive Manufacturing

add topic MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS403001A

Review competitive systems and practices



Unit Code

Unit Title

Load Handling

add topic FWPCOT4204

Schedule and coordinate load shifting

add topic TLID4032

Plan and conduct specialised lift

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

add topic HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

add topic HLTAID008

Manage first aid services and resources

add topic TLIF4007

Implement and coordinate accident-emergency procedures

add topic MSS015011A

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

add topic MSS405070A

Develop sustainable energy practices

Administration & Business

add topic BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

add topic BSBINM401

Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBITS401

Maintain business technology

add topic BSBPMG416

Apply project procurement procedures

add topic BSBSMB406

Manage small business finances

add topic BSBLDR402

Lead effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

add topic BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

add topic LGACOM409A

Prepare tender documentation

Training & Assessment

add topic BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

add topic TAEASS401

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402

Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403

Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAEDEL301

Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL401

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

add topic TAEDES401

Design and develop learning programs

add topic TAEDES402

Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs

Planning & Analysis

add topic BSBMGT402

Implement operational plan

add topic BSBRES401

Analyse and present research information

add topic BSBSMB404

Undertake small business planning

add topic BSBWOR301

Organise personal work priorities and development

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.