Strengthening the capabilities of contracting leaders resulting in stronger businesses into the future.
Leaders of NSW forest contracting businesses participated in the final face to face session of the ForestFit training program pilot in Tumut on Tuesday (18 May) and Grafton on Thursday (20 May).
The training program pilot combined face to face sessions and webinars delivered by subject matter experts. The sessions were tailored for small and medium sized leaders and managers of harvest and haulage businesses, including modules focused on:
People practices and leadership
ForestFit is being jointly developed by industry and the NSW Government in partnership with Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA).
ForestFit will deliver two major outcomes for the forest industry:
a nationally recognised and endorsed pilot Training Program for forest contractors
a pilot Certification for contracting businesses to deliver quality services in accordance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
Australia has one of the highest set of standards and requirements for forestry operations in the world.
Initially, ForestFit will be designed and delivered for NSW forestry contracting businesses, with the intent of being customised for national delivery.
Working closely with the Industry Reference Group, and other industry representatives, the ForestFit team is progressing with the design and delivery of the pilot training program.