Certificate IV in Timber Truss and Frame 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 = 17

3 core units plus

14 elective units, consisting of:

up to 14 units from the elective units listed below

up to 3 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 FPICOR4201B

Monitor safety, health and environment policies and procedures

add topic FPICOR4203B

Monitor quality and product care procedures

add topic BSBLED401A

Develop teams and individuals



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic FPICOT3239B

Create drawings using computer aided design systems

add topic FPICOT4202B

Design timber structures

add topic FPICOT4203B

Plan and coordinate product assembly

add topic FPITMM4201B

Construct prototypes and samples

add topic FPITMM4202B

Diagnose and calculate production costs

add topic FPITMM4203B

Install and commission CNC software

add topic FPITMM4205A

Prepare and advise on a broad range of timber roof truss details using computers

add topic FPITMM4206A

Prepare and advise on a broad range of timber floor system details using computers

add topic FPITMM4207A

Prepare and advise on a broad range of timber wall frame details using computers


add topic BSBCMM401A

Make a presentation

add topic BSBCUS401B

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

add topic BSBCUS501C

Manage quality customer service

add topic BSBINM401A

Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBITS401B

Maintain business technology

add topic BSBLED501A

Develop a workplace learning environment

add topic BSBMGT402A

Implement operational plan

add topic BSBPMG415A

Apply project risk-management techniques

add topic BSBPMG522A

Undertake project work


add topic CPCCBC4001A

Apply building codes and standards to the construction process for low rise building projects

add topic CPCCBC4004A

Identify and produce estimated costs for building and construction projects

add topic CPCCBC4005A

Produce labour and material schedules for ordering

add topic CPCCBC4024A

Resolve business disputes

add topic CPCCCA3006B

Erect roof trusses

add topic CPCCSV5010A

Interact with clients in a regulated environment

add topic CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

add topic CPCSUS4001A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Visual Arts, Crafts and Design

add topic CUVDES405A

Research and apply techniques in spatial design

Health and Safety


Provide advanced first aid


Manage first aid services and resources


add topic MSAPMOPS404A

Co-ordinate maintenance

add topic MSAPMSUP390A

Use structured problem solving tools

add topic MSS015011A

Conduct a sustainability energy audit

add topic MSS402050A

Monitor process capability

add topic MSS403001A

Implement competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS403010A

Facilitate change in an organisation implementing competitive systems and practices

add topic MSS404050A

Undertake process capability improvements (*Prerequisite: add topic MSS404052A Apply statistics to operational processes)

add topic MSS404060A

Facilitate the use of planning software systems in a work area or team

add topic MSS404082A

Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

add topic MSS405070A

Develop and manage sustainable energy practices


add topic TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B

Assess competence

add topic TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace


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

    Production Supervisor (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:


Record and report quality and product care procedures

Interact appropriately with colleagues and others in the workplace

Use culturally appropriate communication skills


Facilitate the development of the workgroup

Determine team development needs


Identify problems, environmental issues and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response procedures

Assess and rectify problems to avoid loss of product

Identify and implement improvements in learning arrangements

Initiative and enterprise

Identify resources and timelines required for learning activities

Conduct progress reviews

Monitor material grading for best end use

Planning and organising

Monitor and record organisational environmental goals

Plan product recovery to optimise resource value and minimise waste

Coordinate and monitor quality of output


Monitor tasks in accordance with legislative requirements

Organise duties, equipment and materials in accordance with SHE requirements


Identify and implement learning and development needs

Provide workplace learning opportunities

Provide coaching and mentoring assistance


Monitor machinery and equipment maintenance