Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing

Not Applicable


Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 13

5Core units plus

3Elective units from Group A plus

5Elective units from Group A and/or Group B, which can include up to 2 relevant units recommended for packaging at Certificate II or Certificate III from an 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 Name


add topic FPICOR2201B

Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

add topic FPICOR2202B

Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

add topic FPICOR2203B

Follow environmental care procedures

add topic FPICOR2205B

Follow OHS policies and procedures

add topic FPICOR2207B

Maintain quality and product care



Unit Code

Unit Name

Logyard and/or Material Preparation

add topic FPICOT2226B

Debark logs mechanically

add topic FPICOT3203B

Weigh loads

Sawing Operations

add topic FPICOT2202B

Rack material

add topic FPICOT2205B

Tail out materials

add topic FPICOT2208B

Resaw boards and timber

add topic FPICOT2218B

Cross cut materials with a fixed saw

add topic FPICOT2229B

Dock material to length

add topic FPICOT2238A

Cut material with a hand-held chainsaw

add topic FPISAW2202B

Sort boards manually

add topic FPISAW2203B

Sort boards mechanically

add topic FPISAW2204B

Dock boards with mechanical feed

add topic FPISAW2207B

Round softwood logs

add topic FPISAW2208B

Split wood products

add topic FPISAW2209B

Dismantle, transport and assemble hand portable sawmill

Grading & Testing

add topic FPICOT2212B

Grade hardwood sawn and milled products

add topic FPICOT2213B

Grade softwood sawn and milled products

add topic FPICOT2214B

Grade cypress sawn and milled products

add topic FPICOT2215B

Visually stress grade hardwood

add topic FPICOT2216B

Visually stress grade softwood

add topic FPICOT2217B

Visually stress grade cypress

add topic FPISAW2201B

Grade round poles and debarked logs

Timber Products

add topic FPICOT2203B

Finish products

add topic FPICOT2207B

Dress boards and timber

add topic FPICOT2209B

Produce finger jointed timber

add topic FPICOT2211B

Produce pointed timber products

add topic FPICOT2222B

Produce laminated beams

add topic FPICOT2230B

Assemble products

add topic FPISAW2205B

Assemble materials using nail plates

add topic FPISAW2206B

De-stack seasoning racks

Timber Drying & Treatment

add topic FPISAW2210B

Prepare for timber treatment operations

add topic RTC2706A

Apply chemicals under supervision


add topic FPICOT2225B

Chip or flake wood



Unit Code

Unit Name

Warehousing & Distribution

add topic FPICOT2201B

Stack and bind material

add topic FPICOT2210B

Tally material

add topic FPICOT2227B

Process orders and despatch products

add topic FPICOT2228B

Store materials

add topic FPICOT2231B

Pack products

Machinery & Equipment

add topic FPICOT2219B

Use hand-held tools

add topic FPICOT2234B

Operate 4x4 vehicle

add topic FPICOT2237A

Maintain chainsaws

Load Handling

add topic TLIC207C

Drive light rigid vehicle

add topic TLIC307C

Drive medium rigid vehicle

add topic TLID407C

Load and unload goods/cargo

add topic TLID707C

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings

add topic TLID1007C

Operate a forklift

add topic TLID1207C

Operate specialised load shifting equipment

add topic TLID1307C

Move materials mechanically using automated equipment

add topic TLILIC108A

Licence to operate a forklift truck

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic FPICOT2233B

Navigate in forest areas

add topic HLTFA301B

Apply first aid

add topic RTD2703A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

Administration & Business

add topic BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBITU201A

Produce simple word processed documents

add topic BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

Competitive Manufacturing

add topic MSACMS200A

Apply competitive manufacturing practices

Communication & Relationships

add topic SIRXCCS002A

Interact with customers


    Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


The following table contains a summary of the employability skills for this qualification. This table should be interpreted in conjunction with the detailed requirements of each unit of competency packaged in this qualification. The outcomes described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on the packaging options.

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Convey information in simple language, and acknowledge and check message

Establish and maintain communication with others in accordance with organisational policies and procedures

Identify and comply with safety signs and symbols

Use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others


Check key legal and procedural principles relating to work order with appropriate personnel, in accordance with organisational requirements

Make constructive contributions to the group

Provide assistance to and seek assistance from co-workers to achieve work tasks

Share relevant workplace information with co-workers to achieve designated individual and team goals and objectives


Follow safe workplace procedures and safe work instructions for controlling risks

Identify and report occupational health and safety issues and risks in the work area to appropriate personnel

Identify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Immediately identify and promptly report problems to appropriate personnel to avoid repetition of de-valued product

Initiative and enterprise

Apply safe work practices, including effective response procedures, to workplace risk and emergencies, according to applicable occupational health and safety and organisational requirements

Actively seek feedback on performance from appropriate personnel to confirm quality of performance and identify areas for improvement

Identify and report existing and potential hazards in the work area to appropriate personnel

Promptly review factors affecting the achievement of work tasks and report to appropriate personnel

Planning and organising

Accurately locate, record and report workplace information

Conduct ethically and to required standards, procedures to ensure compliance with applicable legislative and procedural requirements

Follow safe workplace procedures for dealing with accidents and emergencies within scope of responsibilities

Identify and comply with legal and procedural requirements


Apply, follow and adhere to quality system procedures to personal work

Maintain work relationships

Safely and efficiently follow environmental care procedures according to organisational requirements

Seek appropriate support to assist and improve own performance to achieve personal and organisational goals and objectives


Establish opportunities for professional development in consultation with appropriate personnel in accordance with organisational procedures

Identify opportunities for professional development

Practise and carry out emergency and evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency

Record and report information regarding learning and competency development in accordance with organisational requirements


Regularly maintain machinery and adjust equipment to minimise product damage and waste

Safely and efficiently use relevant equipment to complete work tasks within designated timeframes - equipment may include equipment necessary to complete work tasks, and may include telephones or communications equipment, tools, machinery, vehicles, navigational aids, instruments, computers and computer software, printers, facsimile machines and photocopiers