Agriculture and Science

FWP30216 Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage

FWP30216 Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage is part of the Forest and Wood Products Training Package and is designed for job roles in the harvesting and haulage sector. The forest industry forms an important part of Tasmania’s economy and the career opportunities are extensive. This qualification is available to assist people in developing both new and existing skills and is suitable for new employee’s in the industry as well as existing workers with experience. When you enrol your assessor will meet with you to discuss your level of experience and any training needs. The benefits of completing this qualification include:

  • earn while you learn
  • graduate with a nationally recognised qualification
  • undertake training and/or assessment on-the-job in your workplace
  • develop new and existing skills
  • gain formal recognition of your skills
  • obtain multiple endorsements for your FOL’s licence

The length of time taken to complete this qualification will vary according to your experience and existing skills.

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities connected with this qualification including:

  • Bulldozer Operator
  • Excavator Operator
  • Feller Buncher Operator
  • Forest Harvester
  • Forwarder Operator
  • Harvesting Technician
  • Professional Tree Faller
  • Loader Operator
  • Log truck driver
  • Mobile Equipment Operator
  • Skidder Operator

Dates and Times

  • North:  Information Flyer
  • You can enrol and start at any time. We will work with you to determine a training and assessment plan that best suits your needs.
  • Duration of course depends on your skill level and experience and for a new employee could take up to 24 months to complete. For an existing worker the duration would be a lot shorter.
  • Delivered and assessed on the job.

Learning Options

Learning options available for people completing this qualification will include:

  • Learning will be in the workplace on-the-job
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things
  • Learning Guides – Books that contain information to help with your learning
  • One-on-one mentoring

Assessment Process

Throughout all assessments, workplace health & safety procedures must be followed. You will be assessed by:

  • Short written assessment – question and answer style test.
  • Practical – you will be observed doing tasks.
  • All participants will be assessed in the workplace.
  • If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests)


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Qualification Requirements

To be awarded the FWP30216 Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage, competency must be achieved in thirteen (13) units of competency including seven core units and six elective units.


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