• Course Code
  • FWP/0417FOL
  • Course Type
  • Short Course
  • Cost
  • $285
  • Study mode
  • Location
  • Forestec
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Course Overview

The two units are conducted as two 4 hour courses held on the same day.

This course is mandatory for all timber harvesting operator licences in Victoria. The Sustainable Forest (Timber Harvesting) Regulations 2006 require anyone engaged in commercial timber harvesting in Victoria’s State forests to hold a Forest Operator’s Licence (FOL). ‘Timber harvesting’ refers to the harvesting of any tree, or part of any tree for the purpose of sale or processing and sale.

This course includes the two units of competence that governing body Forestworks requires you to have successfully completed before they will issue a Forest Operators Licence.

Course Dates


Qualifications and Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Career Opportunities


Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost


Materials Fees

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information

Students need to be aware that additional applications need to be submitted to Forestworks to achieve the Forest Operators License. Please see the Forestworks FOL website for more details: https://fols.forestworks.com.au/


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit CodeUnit Description
FWPCOR2203Follow environmental care procedures
FWPCOR2205Follow WHS policies and procedure


Students participate in classroom theory sessions supplemented by practical experience.


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8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday

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