FITPA MATRIX

The FITPA Matrix was developed by it’s members for it’s members. The purpose thereof is to give guidance to it’s members and the forestry industry on acceptable norms and standards for training within the industry.

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CATEGORY COURSE NAME Refresher
Frequency(Months)
Duration

(Days)

Max

(Delegates)

Notes
ARBORICULTURE CHAINSAW OPERATOR – CONDUCT PRUNING ACTIVITIES – BASIC 6 8 Previous Specialised CSO Techniques Training Required
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – CONDUCT PRUNING ACTIVITIES – REFRESHER 12 1 8
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – DISMANTLE A TREE – BASIC 6 4 Previous Specialised CSO Techniques Training Required
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – DISMANTLE A TREE – REFRESHER 12 1 4
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – OPERATE FROM A ROPE HARNESS – BASIC 6 8 Previous Specialised CSO Techniques Training Required
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – OPERATE FROM A ROPE HARNESS – REFRESHER 12 1 8
CLIMB A TREE ACCORDING & PERFORM AERIAL RESCUE – BASIC 6 8 Previous Specialised CSO Techniques Training Required
CLIMB A TREE ACCORDING & PERFORM AERIAL RESCUE  – REFRESHER 12 1 8
DRIVERS / OPERATORS BELL 3-WHEELED LOADER – BASIC 10 4 DMR based, Duration = Industry Standard
BELL 3-WHEELED LOADER – ASSESS & REFRESH 24 1 4 DMR based, Duration = Industry Standard
CABLE YARDER OPERATOR – BASIC 10 4 Duration = Industry Standard
CABLE YARDER OPERATOR – REFRESHER 12 1 1 Op+Team Operator+Team
DEFENSIVE/ADVANCED DRIVING SKILLS (“FORESTRY-SPECIFIC DRIVING”) 3 6
DEFENSIVE/ADVANCED DRIVING SKILLS – REFRESHER 12 2 6
FORWARDER – BASIC  (Already Licensed) 10 4
FORWARDER – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 2
FRONT-END LOADER OPERATOR – BASIC 10 4 DMR based, Duration = Industry Standard
FRONT-END LOADER OPERATOR – REFRESHER 24 1 4 DMR based, Duration = Industry Standard
HARVESTER OPERATOR – BASIC 10 4
HARVESTER OPERATOR – REFRESHER 12 2 4
KNUCKLE BOOM LOADER – BASIC 10 4 DMR based, Duration = Industry Standard
KNUCKLE BOOM LOADER – ASSESS & REFRESH 24 1 4 DMR based, Duration = Industry Standard
LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER – BASIC  (Already Licensed) 5 5
LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 5
PERSONNEL CARRIER  – BASIC (SPECIFY: BUS, TRUCK,TRACTOR, OR LMV)
(Already Licensed)
5 5
PERSONNEL CARRIER  – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 4
SKIDDER – BASIC 10 4
SKIDDER – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 2
TRACTOR – BASIC (Timber Transport)  (Already Licensed) 5 4
TRACTOR – ASSESS & REFRESH (Timber Transport) 12 1 4
TRACTOR – BASIC (Silviculture – Attachment Specific) 5 4
TRACTOR – ASSESS & REFRESH  (Silviculture – Attachment Specific) 12 1 4 4 if Basic Attachment – Less if more technical
MPAT – BASIC (MECHANISED PITTING) 5 4
MPAT – ASSESS & REFRESH (MECHANISED PITTING) 12 1 4
TRUCK DRIVER – BASIC (Already Licensed) 5 4
TRUCK DRIVER – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 4
HARVESTING AXE DEBRANCHER – BASIC 2 15
AXE DEBRANCHER – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 15
BARK PEELER (GUM/WATTLE) – BASIC 1 15
BARK PEELER (GUM/WATTLE) – REFRESHER 12 1 15
BLUE DYE APPLICATOR- BASIC 1 6
BLUE DYE APPLICATOR- REFRESHER As required 1 6
CHAINSAW APPRECIATION 5 6
CHAINSAW APPRECIATION – REFRESHER 12 1 6 Suggested / As Required
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – BASIC – STUMPCUT 5 6
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – STUMPCUT – REFRESHER 12 1 4
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – BASIC – CROSSCUT 5 6
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – CROSSCUT – REFRESHER 12 1 4
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – BASIC – FELL &  CROSSCUT 10 6
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – FELL &  CROSSCUT – REFRESHER 12 1 3
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – BASIC – FELL, DE-BRANCH &  CROSSCUT 15 6 Pine De-Branching
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – FELL, DE-BRANCH &  CROSSCUT – REFRESHER 12 1 3
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – BASIC – FELL, DE-BRANCH &  CROSSCUT & SPECIALISED TECHNIQUES 20 6
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – FELL, DE-BRANCH &  CROSSCUT & SPECIALISED TECHNIQUES – REFRESHER 12 3 3
CHAINSAW OP. BASIC- SPECIALISED TECHNIQUES 5 6 Previous Certification in F, D & C Required
CHAINSAW OP. – SPECIALISED TECHNIQUES – REFRESHER 12 3 3
CHAINSAW OP. BASIC- MACHINE ASSISTED FELLING (HAND WINCHES) 5 6 Previous Certification in F,D,C & ST Required
CHAINSAW OPERATOR – MACHINE ASSISTED – REFRESHER 12 3 3
CHAINSAW MECHANIC 10 4
CHAINSAW MECHANIC – REFRESHER As required
CHOKERMAN SKIDDER- BASIC 2 Team
CHOKERMAN SKIDDER – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 Team Can be done with the Skidder Operator
CHOKERMAN CABLE YARDER – BASIC 3 Team
CHOKERMAN CABLE YARDER – REFRESHER 12 1 Team Can be done with the CY Operator
TREE PUSHER – BASIC 1 6 Can be done with Chainsaw Operators
TREE PUSHER – REFRESHER 12 1 6
SILVICULTURE & NURSERY PRACTICE BRUSHCUTTER  OPERATOR – BASIC 5 6 Can include Supervisor
BRUSHCUTTER OPERATOR – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 2 6
CLEARING SAW OPERATOR – BASIC 5 6 Need to have BCO Competency + Include Supervisor
CLEARING SAW OPERATOR – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 2 6
WEED CONTROL: KNAPSACK SPRAYER 3 15
WEED CONTROL: KNAPSACK SPRAYER REFRESHER 12 2 15
CHEMICAL HANDLING & STORAGE 1 15 Refresher as required
GUM COPPICING (MANUAL) 1 15
LAWNMOWER OPERATOR – BASIC 2 6
LAWNMOWER OPERATOR – REFRESHER 12 1 6
MARKING & PITTING  (MANUAL) – BASIC 1 15
MARKING & PITTING – REFRESHER 1 15
MOTOR-MANUAL PITTING (AUGER) 5 8 Can include Supervisor
MOTOR-MANUAL PITTING (AUGER) – REFRESHER 12 2 8
MARKING FOR THINNINGS – BASIC 3 15
MARKING FOR THINNINGS – REFRESHER As required 1 15
NURSERY IRRIGATION & FERTIGATION 2 10
PLANTING – BASIC 1 15
PLANTING – REFRESHER As required 1 15
PRICKING & BLANKING – BASIC 1 15
PRICKING & BLANKING – REFRESHER As required 1 15
PRUNING – PINE OR WATTLE (MANUAL) 1 15
PRUNING – POLE SAW (MOTOR-MANUAL) – BASIC 5 6 Can include Supervisor
PRUNING – POLE SAW (MOTOR-MANUAL) – REFRESHER 12 2 6
SLASHING (REGROWTH) – BASIC 1 15
SLASHING (REGROWTH) – REFRESHER 12 1 15
WATTLE SELECTION & SPACING – BASIC 1 15
WATTLE SELECTION & SPACING – REFRESHER As required 1 15
FIRE PROTECTION AIRSTRIP CREW – BASIC 1 15
AIRSTRIP CREW – REFRESHER 12 1 15
FIRE AWARENESS As required 1 20
BASIC FIRE FIGHTING 12 2 20
FIRE CREW LEADER 12 5 10
FIRE FIGHTING – BUILDINGS & INSTALLATIONS 12 2 15
FIRE TENDER / STRIKE CRAFT UNIT DRIVER – BASIC (Already Licensed) 5 4 Prototeam Competency Required
FIRE TENDER / STRIKE CRAFT UNIT DRIVER – REFRESHER 12 2 4
FIRE TOWER LOOKOUT – BASIC 3 6
FIRE TOWER LOOKOUT – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 1 6
PROTO TEAM – BASIC 3 20 BFF Competency Required
PROTO TEAM – ASSESS & REFRESH 12 2 20
BACKPACK BLOWER OPERATOR – BASIC 3 6 Prototeam Competency Required – Can include Supervisor
BACKPACK BLOWER OPERATOR – REFRESHER 12 2 6
HEALTH & SAFETY ACCIDENT / INCIDENT INVESTIGATION As required 2 15 Level Dependant – H&S Rep Training Required
FIRST AID LEVEL 1 36 2 12 More delegates = More Time
FIRST AID LEVEL 1 – REFRESHER 12 1 12
FIRST AID LEVEL 2 36 4 12 Level 1 Competency Required
FIRST AID LEVEL 2 – REFRESHER 12 1 12 Level 1 Competency Required
FIRST AID LEVEL 3 36 5 12 Level 2 Competency Required
FIRST AID LEVEL 3 – REFRESHER 12 1 12 Level 2 Competency Required
FIRST AID INFIELD SIMULATION As required
HEALTH & SAFETY REP 2 15 Basic Safety in Forestry Recommended
HEALTH & SAFETY REP REFRESHER As required 1 15 Suggested 24 Monthly
HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & RISK ASSESSMENT (HIRA) As required 2 15 Level Dependant – H&S Rep Training Required
BASIC SAFETY IN FORESTRY As required 1 15
SAFETY FOR SUPERVISORS As required 3 15
Supervision FIRST-LINE SUPERVISOR – BASIC (3 x 3 Day + 1 Day Infield) 10 10
FIRST-LINE SUPERVISOR – REFRESHER As required 2 10
SUPERVISOR DEVT. PROGRAMME SDP Pre-Assessment (Literacy+Numeracy)
Programme Introduction 1 12
Business Concepts 1 12
Planning 2 12
Organising
Leading 3 12
Controlling
Tasks of a Manager 4 12
Supervision and Communication
Conflict Management 3 12
People Management
Labour Relations 2 12
Training and Development 2 12
Time Management 2 12
Work Study 3 12
Map Reading 2 12
Fire Protection 3 12
First Aid 3 12
Health and Safety 3 12
Silviculture 5 12
Herbicide Applicator 3 12
Brushcutter 10 12
Harvesting, Short Haul and Extraction 5 12
Environmental Management 3 12
Nursery management 3 12
Forestry Specific Driving Skills 2 12
QCTO
QUALIFICATIONS
Forestry and Related Industries Hazard and Risk Assessor – Knowledge Module 7 12
Forestry and Related Industries Hazard and Risk Assessor – Practical Skills Module 13 12
Forestry and Related Industries Hazard and Risk Assessor – Workplace Experience Module 25 Workplace
Forestry and Related Industries Incident Investigator – Knowledge Module 9 12
Forestry and Related Industries Incident Investigator – Practical Skills Module 7 12
Forestry and Related Industries Incident Investigator – Workplace Experience Module 25 Workplace
Forestry and Related Industries SHE Representatives – Knowledge Module 6 12
Forestry and Related Industries SHE Representatives – Practical Skills Module 7 12
Forestry and Related Industries SHE Representatives – Workplace Experience Module 38 Workplace
Forestry and Related Industries Safety Health and Environment Officer –
Knowledge Module
70 12
Forestry and Related Industries Safety Health and Environment Officer –
Practical Skills Module
82 12
Forestry and Related Industries Safety Health and Environment Officer –
Workplace Experience Module
197 Workplace