ForestWorks is an industry-owned not-for-profit organisation offering skills development services for the forest, wood, paper, timber and furnishing industries.
Our team come from around the country and from a range of backgrounds, including industry, education and government.
What we do and why
We partner with government, industry, unions, workers, and training providers to develop a highly skilled workforce for our sectors.
• Attracting and developing new workers
• Upskilling existing workers
• Supporting workers along their career journey
Australia relies on the skills of the forest, wood, paper, timber and furnishing industries to produce products used everyday to construct homes and other buildings, provide flooring and furniture, and produce essential items such as packaging and health products. Industry is regularly adopting new technology, equipment and processes to improve safety, sustainability, and efficiency. ForestWorks provides services to support learning and careers, so that industry is equipped with the skills it needs to meet future challenges and opportunities.
ForestWorks has a long history of establishing partnerships. We collaborate with our partner Skills Insight.
Our core business covers the following:
Skills Verification Program (FOLS)
Industry & Workforce Support Projects
Training Package Development
Resources for Trainers & Learners
Our operations and skill development outcomes are carried out and achieved via contracts for services supported by the State and Federal Governments, and on occasion by the private sector.
The industries we support are: