Certificate II in Timber Truss and Frame Design and Manufacture

This qualification is designed for job roles in the timber truss and frame sector of the forest and forest products industry.


Total number of units = 13

7 core units plus

6 elective units, consisting of:

up to 6 units from Group A

up to 2 units from Group B

up to 2 units recommended for packaging at Certificate I, II or III 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 truss and frame design sector of the industry



Unit Code

Unit Title


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

add topic FPICOT2219B

Use hand-held tools

add topic FPICOT2235A

Assess timber for manufacturing potential



Unit Code

Unit Title


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 FPICOT2229B

Dock material to length

add topic FPICOT2230B

Assemble products

add topic FPICOT2232B

Cut material to shape using a saw


Build and maintain timber stacks

add topic FPISAW2205B

Assemble materials using nail plates

add topic FPITMM2201B

Cut material to length and angles

add topic FPITMM2203A

Read and interpret timber truss, floor and/or frame fabrication plans


add topic BSBINM201A

Process and maintain workplace information

add topic BSBWOR204A

Use business technology

Health and Safety


Provide first aid



Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

add topic MSS402001A

Apply competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS402051A

Apply quality standards


add topic TLID2010A

Operate a forklift

add topic TLID3014A

Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

add topic TLID2047A

Prepare cargo for transfer with slings


add topic CPCCLDG3001A

Licence to perform dogging



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic FPICOR3204B

Visually assess materials

add topic FPICOT3214B

Take off material quantities

add topic FPICOT3241B

Assemble timber wall frames

add topic FPICOT3242B

Lay up timber roof trusses

add topic FPICOT3243B

Operate a truss press

add topic FPITMM3207A

Set up timber floor trusses


    This qualification has one employment pathway for typical operational environments of timber truss and frame design. This is:

    Production Assistant (Timber Truss & Frame)

    Entry may be gained through progression from a lower level FPI qualification or recognition of existing industry experience or qualifications.

    This qualification may be suited to an Australian Apprenticeship pathway.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Licensing Information

Native FPI units may be subject to state or territory licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements.

Some imported units in the elective bank may be subject to state or territory codes, regulations, licences and/or permits. These units must be implemented in line with the licensing requirements outlined in the unit’s parent Training Package.

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:


Interact appropriately with colleagues and others in the workplace

Gather, convey and receive information

Accurately convey instructions


Participate in work relationships

Seek and provide responses from/to others

Make constructive contributions to team meetings


Identify problems and form resolution strategies

Use common fault finding techniques

Identify potential hazards in the work area and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Initiative and enterprise

Select equipment appropriate to work task

Identify, monitor and maintain positive work practices

Report improvements to workplace practices and resource efficiency to relevant personnel

Planning and organising

Review and identify work requirements

Monitor on-site movement of material

Plan visual assessment processes


Check own role and responsibilities with appropriate personnel

Identify and prioritise work tasks within designated timeframes

Select resources to be used in own work role

Maintain and monitor quality of personal output


Identify opportunities for professional development

Actively seek feedback on performance

Seek appropriate support to assist and improve own performance


Use tools, equipment and machinery appropriate to work task

Apply the recognition of timber technology

Use hand-held tools

Regularly maintain machinery and equipment