FOLS is the national skills verification program for the forest industry.

It is your portfolio of skills.

FOLS is an industry-led system that supports the professionalism and safety of industry through a national electronic system of recording training and verifying currency of worker’s skills.

A FOLS enables a worker to record their training and currency in an online system, which can be shared with employers.

Read or download our FOLS brochure here.

How can FOLS help you?

FOLS offers businesses a streamlined system to manage the skills of employees and improve safety in the workplace. FOLS also assists workers by verifying that a worker has undertaken the nationally recognised training and has kept their skills current through regular practice.

For forest growers, employers and contractors

  • A streamlined system to manage risk and improve safety in your workplace
  • Manage employee or contractor training, qualification and FOLS records online
  • Manage your workforce’s skills development, including foundation skills and digital literacy, for future growth
  • Reduce risk by knowing who is skilled to undertake particular activities
  • Ensure your employee’s qualifications and skills are up-to-date
  • Generate and manage your list of employees or contractors and their FOLS records
  • Monitor FOLS expirations, with the ability to arrange training in advance if required
  • Gain access to a list of current industry recognisedt and experienced training providers

For forest workers

  • Gain verification as a competent and experienced operator
  • Visibly demonstrate your certification with your FOLS app anywhere
  • Ensure your qualifications and skills remain current
  • Apply for and renew your FOLS Card online anytime, anywhere
  • Keep all your records in one safe place and upload skills evidence documents at any time
  • Gain access to suitable training providers
  • Share your records with your employer

Industry Steering Committee

FOLS is an industry-led program that is managed by ForestWorks.
An Industry Steering Committee guides the program:

Riverina TAFE – TBA
Forestry Corporation of NSW – Bernadette Cavanaugh
Forest Industry Training and Education Consortium (FITEC) – June Dunleavy
One Forty One Plantations (OFO) – Emma-Kate Griffiths
LV Dohnt & Co Pty Ltd – Philip Dohnt
Moreland Holdings – Alwin Goetze
ARTEC – Neil McCarthy
Norske Skog – John Webb
HVP Plantations – John Dodson
VicForests – Bill Paul
PF Olsen – David Bennett
Forest Products Commission – Robin Austen
Towie Timber Training – Bill Towie
Plantation Logging Co – Tony Ferguson