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2021 Research Project: Improving Qualified Worker Rates through more Responsive Training Solutions

In early 2021, in partnership with the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH), LITA Training embarked on a research project to explore why forestry accredited training retention rates are lower than desired in the region.


Through an extensive consultation process with local industry, the project identified that non-completion is a complex issue encompassing factors that are both in and out of a training provider’s control. The research discovered that forestry employers were, in the main, currently preferring to use non-accredited training unless required by regulatory or licencing obligations. In turn, the project highlighted the challenges facing training providers in supporting industry to appreciate national skills accreditation as the quality skills benchmark. The availability of current and relevant training options was confirmed as an essential criterion in enabling stronger retention rates, together with the need to offer programs in more flexible and accessibility ways that aligned to the typical shift work environment.


A summary of the Project’s findings and recommendations is now available. As one of the key forestry training providers in the Green Triangle region, LITA Training is committed to working through these recommendations to enable stronger connection and servicing of its industry clients.


LITA Training and the Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub wish to acknowledge the South Australian government and its funding of this project through its Building Capability Project (BCP) initiative and are equally appreciative of the generous contributions of local and national industry stakeholders which informed this project’s findings.


If you are seeking further information about this Project, contact Sandy Kanahs, General Manager, LITA Training: or call (08) 8735 1474.

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The Logging Investigation and Training Association (LITA Training) was incorporated in 1973 and started providing training and related services to the forestry and forest products industries in 1975


A nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation (National Provider No: 0577) please visit 


L.I.T.A Training now serves workers in the forest, transport and machine operating industries in the South East of South Australia.

Certain of our training programs are subsidised.  If you think you are eligible, refer to our Important Information tab for more details about how you can apply and any costs involved.


How are we travelling?

Each year, training providers such as LITA Training evaluate the feedback that they have received from their students and employers. For 2021, LITA Training has once again proven its commitment to our local employers and their people. 


Of the employers who responded:


·       100% stated that they would recommend LITA Training to others, and

·       100% agreed or strongly agreed that our training prepared their employees for their workplace.


Employers also commented that LITA Training’s trainers and assessors were always willing to help with any questions or concerns and were flexible to address their and their employee needs. One employer praised LITA Training’s ability to put theory and practical elements together and to provide a course tailored to suit on-site requirements.


Of the 916 student responses received across 2021, an impressive 98% stated that they would recommend LITA Training to others based on their experience. Students commented favourably on our knowledgeable and friendly trainers and assessors, combined with our professional learning environment.


The feedback received in 2021 from both students and employers is consistent with previous years with ongoing high satisfaction rates: suggesting that we listen and act to feedback received. LITA Training will continue to strive to provide excellence in its servicing of our members and other employers operating across the forestry and related sectors in 2022.


LITA Training encourages feedback from any stakeholder – please take the time to complete our Feedback Form. Feedback Form.

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