To be awarded the add topic FWP40116 Certificate IV in Forest Operations, competency must be achieved in fourteen (14) units of competency.

five (5) core units of competency

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

2 units from Group A

7 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 forest operations sector of the industry.



Unit Code

Unit Title


add topic BSBLED401

Develop teams and individuals

add topic FWPCOR3203

Evaluate fire potential and prevention

add topic FWPCOR4201

Monitor safety, health and environment policies and procedures

add topic FWPCOR4202

Monitor and review forestry operations

add topic FWPCOR4203

Monitor quality and product care procedures



Unit Code

Unit Title

Fire Control

add topic PUAFIR511

Conduct complex prescribed burns


add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

add topic PUAFIR513

Develop complex prescribed burn plans


add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

add topic PUAOPE001B

Supervise response


add topic PUAFIR302B Suppress urban fire


add topic PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire (Fire specific)

Breeding & Propagation

add topic AHCNSY402A

Plan a propagation program

Site Establishment & Maintenance

add topic AHCNAR402A

Plan the implementation of revegetation works

add topic AHCILM401A

Protect places of cultural significance

add topic AHCIRG406A

Plan on-site irrigation system installation and construction work

add topic FWPFGM4201

Implement a forest establishment plan

add topic FWPFGM4207

Conduct a forest site assessment

add topic FWPFGM4208

Plan a quarry

add topic FWPFGM4209

Interpret and use aerial photographs for forest management

add topic PSPGOV521A

Collect statistical data

Tree Growing & Maintenance

add topic AHCCHM402A

Plan and implement a chemical use program

add topic AHCPMG402A

Develop a pest management action plan within a local area

add topic FWPFGM4202

Manage stand health

add topic FWPFGM4203

Design plantations

add topic FWPFGM4204

Conduct a pests and diseases assessment

add topic FWPFGM4205

Monitor regeneration rates

add topic FWPFGM4206

Conduct a wood volume and yield assessment

Harvesting Operations

add topic FWPHAR4201

Apply tree jacking techniques

add topic FWPHAR4202

Coordinate log recovery (hook tender)

add topic FWPHAR4203

Design log landings and snig tracks

add topic FWPHAR4204

Plan and coordinate fire salvage operations

add topic FWPHAR4205

Implement harvesting plans

Machinery & Equipment

add topic AHCMOM402A

Supervise maintenance of machinery and equipment



Unit Code

Unit Title

Safety & Quality Processes

add topic BSBMGT403

Implement continuous improvement

add topic BSBRSK401

Identify risk and apply risk management processes

add topic HLTAID003

Provide first aid

add topic HLTAID008

Manage first aid services and resources

add topic HLTAID006

Provide advanced first aid

add topic PUALAW002B

Conduct initial investigation at incident scene

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 BSBINM401

Implement workplace information system

add topic BSBITS401

Maintain business technology

add topic BSBPMG416

Apply project procurement procedures

add topic BSBWRT401

Write complex documents

add topic FWPFGM4210

Prepare a tender

add topic TLIR4002

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

Communication & Relationships

add topic BSBCUS401

Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies

add topic BSBLDR402

Lead effective workplace relationships

add topic BSBLDR403

Lead team effectiveness

add topic PUACOM012B

Liaise with media at a local level

add topic SITTPPD402

Develop interpretive activities

Training & Assessment

add topic BSBCMM401

Make a presentation

add topic TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

add topic TAEASS402B

Assess competence

add topic TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

add topic TAEDEL301A

Provide work skill instruction

add topic TAEDEL401A

Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning

add topic TAEDES401A

Design and develop learning programs

add topic TAEDES402A

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.