AFPA & AFCA released the Essential Training Standards (ETSs) Members’ Statement of Commitment in September 2018.  This document outlined the commitment of AFPA and AFCA members to ensure that all members’ forestry workers hold a statement of attainment of approved nationally recognised Units of Competency when undertaking any task that involves:

  • Driving heavy plant or log trucks;
  • Using hand-held motorised equipment; and
  • Ground based workers working near heavy plant and tree falling operations.

The Statement mentions that members would “accept pre-existing State-based industry standards of training”.

The members recognise that the ForestWorks FOLS skills verification program is a useful online tool that companies may use to demonstrate conformance with this commitment.

Machine Type

Unit Title – currentCode (newest to oldest)*
Follow OHS policies and procedures

FWPCOR2205

FPICOR2205B

FPICOR2205A

Follow environmental care procedures

FWPCOR2203

FPICOR2203B

FPICOR2203A

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Single Grip HarvesterOperate single grip harvester

FWPHAR3229

FWPHAR3214

FPIHAR3214C

ProcessorConduct mechanical processor operations

FWPHAR3210

FPIHAR3210C

Feller BuncherOperate feller buncher

FWPHAR3226

FWPHAR3207

FPIHAR3207C

ForwarderOperate forwarder

FWPHAR3227

FWPHAR3206

FPIHAR3206C

Log TruckShift forestry logs using trucks

FWPCOT3261

FPICOT3261

Static mobile chipperOperate a heavy production mobile chipper

FWPHAR3215

FPIHAR3215C

SkidderOperate skidder

FWPHAR3230

FWPHAR3217

FPIHAR3217A

DozerOperate crawler tractor

FWPHAR3224

FWPHAR3216

FPIHAR3216A

TractorConduct tractor operations

RIIMPO315E

RIIMPO315D

RIIMPO315A

Excavator – for loading/shovelling logsOperate excavator with log grapple

FWPHAR3225

FWPHAR3219

FPIHAR3219A

Wheeled loaderOperate loader

FWPHAR3228

FWPHAR3218

FPIHAR3218A

ChainsawTrim and cut harvested trees

FWPHAR2207

FPIHAR2207A

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Tree FellingFall trees manually – basic

FWPCOT2236

FPICOT2236

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Tree FellingHarvest trees manually – intermediate

FWPHAR3220

FPIHAR3220

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Tree FellingHarvest trees manually – advanced

FWPHAR3221

FPIHAR3221

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Cable Logging (Choker setter)Hook up felled logs using cables (choker)

FWPHAR2203

FPIHAR2203B

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Cable Logging (Chaser)Perform landing duties (chaser)

FWPHAR2204

FPIHAR2204B

Note – is being reviewed 2019-2020 so it is likely the code will change

Cable Logging (Yarder)Operate yarder

FWPHAR3231

FWPHAR3211

FPIHAR3211B

Truck mounted loadersLicence to operate a vehicle loading crane (capacity 10 metre tonnes and above)

TLILIC0002

TLILIC0012