To be awarded the add topic FWP50116 Diploma of Forest and Forest Products, competency must be achieved in fifteen (15) units of competency.

six (6) core units of competency

nine (9) units of competency from the elective group, consisting of:

5 units from Group A

4 units from Group A and /or Group B, the total of which may also include up to 2 units recommended for packaging at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced 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 forest and wood products industry.



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic BSBCUS501

Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBMGT502

Manage people performance

add topic BSBMGT516

Facilitate continuous improvement

add topic BSBWHS503

Contribute to the systematic management of WHS risk

add topic BSBWOR501

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

add topic BSBWOR502

Lead and manage team effectiveness



Unit Code

Unit Title

Fire Control

add topic PUALAW001B

Protect and preserve incident scene

add topic PUAOPE001B

Supervise response


add topic PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire


add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire specific)

add topic PUAFIR501B

Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities


add topic PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene

add topic PUAFIR509B

Implement prevention strategies

add topic PUAOPE007B

Command agency personnel within a multi-agency emergency response


add topic PUAOPE021A Control a Level 1 incident

add topic PUAOPE015A Conduct briefings and debriefings (Fire sector specific)

Breeding & Propagation

add topic AHCPHT503A

Manage a controlled growing environment

add topic FWPFGM5212

Manage genetic resources

add topic FWPFGM5215

Breed trees

Site Establishment & Maintenance

add topic AHCIRG503A

Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

add topic AHCWAT502A

Manage water systems

add topic FWPFGM5201

Plan and manage an inventory program

add topic FWPCOT5206

Implement forestry chain of custody certification system

add topic FWPFGM5208

Manage road construction and maintenance

add topic FWPFGM5214

Develop a native forest regeneration plan

add topic FWPFGM5217

Promote plantations as a sustainable form of land use

add topic LGAPLEM404A

Prepare and present geographic information systems data

add topic LGAPLEM612B

Protect heritage and cultural assets

Tree Growing & Maintenance

add topic AHCPGD402A

Plan a plant establishment program

add topic AHCPMG503A

Develop a strategy for the management of target pests

add topic AHCNSY401A

Plan a growing-on program

add topic AHCNSY402A

Plan a propagation program

add topic AHCWRK505A

Manage trial and research material

add topic FWPCOT5205

Develop biohazard contingency plans

add topic FWPFGM5210

Manage tending operations in a native forest

add topic FWPFGM5211

Coordinate stand nutrition

add topic FWPFGM5213

Coordinate plantation tending operations

add topic FWPFGM5216

Manage coupe planning


add topic FWPCOT5209

Manage tree harvesting to minimise environmental impact

add topic FWPHAR5201

Design harvesting plans

Timber Products & Processes

add topic FWPCOT4201

Produce complex truss and frame plans and details using computers

add topic FWPCOT4202

Design timber structures

add topic FWPCOT4204

Schedule and coordinate load shifting

add topic FWPCOT4205

Coordinate log debarking operations

add topic FWPCOT4206

Plan and coordinate boiler operations

add topic FWPCOT4207

Plan and coordinate heat plant operations

add topic FWPCOT5207

Implement sustainability in the workplace

add topic FWPFGM5219

Undertake carbon stock sampling of forests and plantations

add topic FWPSAW4201

Plan and monitor timber treatment plant operations

add topic FWPSAW4202

Plan and monitor saw log operations

add topic FWPSAW4203

Coordinate timber drying operations

add topic FWPSAW4204

Plan and monitor board conversion

add topic FWPTMM4202

Diagnose and calculate production costs

add topic FWPTMM4203

Install and commission CNC software

add topic FWPTMM4204

Sample and test products to specifications

add topic FWPTMM5201

Assess product feasibility of designs

add topic FWPTMM5202

Develop, trial and evaluate prototypes

add topic FWPTMM5203

Generate and transfer complex computer-aided drawings and specifications

add topic FWPTMM5204

Manage product design

add topic FWPTMM5205

Optimise CNC operations

add topic FWPTMM5206

Plan production

add topic FWPWPP4201

Plan and coordinate panel production

add topic FWPWPP4202

Perform laboratory testing

Competitive Manufacturing

add topic MSS405001A

Develop competitive systems and practices for an organisation

add topic MSS405004A

Develop business plans in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices



Unit Code

Unit Title

Machinery & Equipment

add topic FWPCOT5203

Manage installation and commissioning of equipment

add topic FWPCOT5204

Organise enterprise maintenance programs

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic AHCCHM401A

Devellop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

add topic BSBRSK501

Manage risk

add topic BSBSUS501

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

add topic FWPCOT5201

Implement sustainable forestry practices

add topic PUAOPE005B

Manage a multi-team response


add topic PUAOPE001B Supervise response (Fire specific)

add topic MSS015011A

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

add topic MSS405070A

Develop sustainable energy practices

Administration & Business

add topic BSBAUD501

Initiate a quality audit

add topic BSBFIM501

Manage budgets and financial plans

add topic BSBINM501

Manage an information or knowledge management system

add topic LGACOM401A

Administer contracts

add topic LGACOM409A

Prepare tender documentation

Planning & Analysis

add topic BSBINN502

Build and sustain an innovative work environment

add topic BSBMGT517

Manage operational plan

add topic BSBPMG522

Undertake project work

add topic BSBWRK506A

Coordinate research and analysis

add topic PSPGOV521A

Collect statistical data

Training & Assessment

add topic BSBLED501

Develop a workplace learning environment

Communication & Relationships

add topic AHCBUS502A

Market products and services

add topic FWPCOT5202

Manage forestry information and interpretations programs

add topic FWPCOT5208

Build and maintain community relationships

add topic LGACOM502B

Devise and conduct community consultations

add topic LGAEHRR504C

Implement public environmental health education programs

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.