Project to Support Optimisation of Log Production

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Industry stakeholders have identified the need to update occupational skills standards in line with current forest harvesting optimisation processes and technologies. This skills gap was recognised by the Forest and Wood Products Industry Reference Committee (IRC) as a priority skill … Read More

New General Manager for ForestWorks

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  “It is an exciting time for ForestWorks, as we work with industry on new developments.” “I look forward to driving our services to support industry skill needs. ForestWorks is a well-known and respected industry body, that has a strong … Read More

WHS/OHS Referencing

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In FWP units, WHS is referenced as a stand alone requirement but in Victoria OHS must be referenced first. To ensure that this requirement is still observed it should be OHS/WHS. The information supporting this requirement can be found at http://workplaceohs.com.au/legislation/vic-legislation … Read More

New Skills Development Service in Tasmania

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ForestWorks has been appointed to administer a Training and Skills Development Service on behalf of the Tasmanian Department of State Growth. The Training and Skills Development Service will assist forestry workers adjust to changing job requirements in the Tasmanian forest … Read More

Training in Timber Logistics

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Training in Timber Logistics should be offered as a traineeship at a national level (NSW STAC on August 25). Submitted on behalf of the Timber & Building Materials Association (as part of feedback on the Industry 4 year work plan) Response To … Read More

Vic Govt Announces New Industry Advisory Structure

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The Victorian Government has launched a new approach to engaging industry and employers with Victoria’s training system. Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert joined Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson last Wednesday to launch the new Industry Engagement Framework, which … Read More

Planning for Log Extraction

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Review how planning for log extraction should be included in the manual falling units, including FPIHAR3220 Harvest Trees Manually – Intermediate, to ensure the performance evidence item “apply appropriate extraction methods” is worded so that the operator considers available extraction … Read More

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Supporting industry to develop workforce skills