What is Sawmilling and Processing?

Sawmilling and Processing qualifications and courses cover essential aspects of the industry such as understanding sawmilling processes/roles like Benchman, Chipper Operator, Head Rig Operator, Kiln Operator, Machine Operator (e.g. Finger Jointing, Moulding, Planing), Production Technician, Sawmilling Technician, Sawyer, Timber Grader and Treatment Plant Operator.

Who should study Sawmilling and Processing?

We encourage Sawmilling and Processing enterprises to enrol their staff into one of a range of qualifications relevant to the operations that their staff are undertaking.

At the Forest Industry Training Centre (FITC), we have a number of delivery methods that can be tailored to suit your organisation’s training requirements. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with us today.

You may continue your study with us in this qualification from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma. 

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Why Riverina Institute?

Skilling our region

We build the skills, qualifications and employability of people in regional Australia. This ensures that benefits to graduates include excellent employment prospects, high salaries and improved chances of promotion.

Study when you want, where you want

We focus on supporting rural and remote regions to develop skilled professionals locally. Through videoconferencing, online courses and the use of the latest technology, the Institute brings training from the campus to the home or workplace and provides opportunities for more people to study on their own terms.


Our commitment to aligning with industry needs is achieved through the close working relationships that our teaching staff has with industry partners and clients and our strong support for students gaining their qualifications in the workplace.