FWP30816 Certificate III in Wood Machining

Workspace Training offers the FWP30816 Certificate III in Wood Machining to participants who are already working for a company that is able to provide the facilities and on-the-job supervision needed to deliver the qualification in their own workplace.

All training is delivered in the workplace. The nominal duration of the apprenticeship is 4 years.

Eligible participants in NSW will be funded under the state government’s Smart and Skilled program. This means that they will only need to pay the $2,000 enrolment fee.

Participants in other states will be charged on a fee-for-service basis. The apprentice’s employer may be eligible for additional funding under the federal government’s Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme.


To successfully complete the qualification, participants must be assessed as competent in a total of 27 units. The selection of units must satisfy the ‘packaging rules’ set out below.

CORE UNITS (all 9 must be completed)

BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness

FWPCOR2201 Work effectively in the forest and forest products industry

FWPCOR2202 Communicate and interact effectively in the workplace

FWPCOR3201 Implement safety, health and environment policies and procedures

FWPCOR3202 Conduct quality and product care procedures

FWPCOT3201 Hand sharpen knives and blades

FWPCOT3204 Prepare and interpret sketches and drawings

FWPCOT3247 Select timber for forestry operations

FWPSAW3228 Apply principles of blade design to sawing procedures

GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS – 13 units must be selected

FWPCOT2207 Dress boards and timber

FWPCOT2208 Resaw boards and timber

FWPCOT3205 Dress boards using multi-headed machines

FWPCOT3206 Cut material using high speed optimiser

FWPCOT3207 Set up, operate and maintain finger jointing operations

FWPCOT3209 Set up, operate and maintain end matching operations

FWPCOT3214 Take off material quantities

FWPCOT3239 Create drawings using computer aided design systems

FWPCOT3244 Cut material to profile

FWPTMM2202 Machine material

FWPTMM3202 Manufacture using joinery machines

FWPCOT3210 Sharpen cutting tools

FWPCOT3212 Replace saws, blades and guides

FWPCOT3213 Manufacture cutting tools

FWPCOT3216 Assess and maintain saw performance

FWPCOT3217 Assess and maintain cutter performance

FWPCOT3233 Sharpen and align blades and knives

FWPCOT3237 Produce templates

FWPSAW3208 Sharpen circular saws

FWPSAW3210 File and set saws

FWPSAW3213 Level and tension circular saws

FWPSAW3218 Replace tungsten tips

GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS – 5 units must be selected, which can include up to 2 units from any other Training Package relevant to this type of work

FWPCOT2205 Tail out materials

FWPCOT2219 Use hand-held tools

FWPCOT2232 Cut material to shape using a saw

FWPCOT3234 Cut material using CNC sizing machines

FWPCOT3235 Machine material using CNC machining and processing centres

FWPSAW3226 Saw logs using CNC optimising systems

FWPTMM3201 Convert timber

FWPWPP2210 Cut panels to profile

FWPCOT2224 Band edges of panels

FWPTMM4203 Install and commission CNC software

FWPCOT3263 Maintain and contribute to energy efficiency

FWPCOT2212 Grade hardwood sawn and milled products

FWPCOT2213 Grade softwood sawn and milled products

FWPCOT2214 Grade cypress sawn and milled products

FWPCOT2215 Visually stress grade hardwood

FWPCOT2216 Visually stress grade softwood

FWPCOT2217 Visually stress grade cypress

BSBWOR204 Use business technology

FWPTMM3203 Estimate and cost job