Are you aged 16-19? The Youth Guarantee Scheme provides the chance to study for free for up to two years, and can support you with transport and pastoral care.
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About this programme
This programme provides the basic knowledge and skills required to get started in the forestry industry. You’ll learn basic skills in either harvesting (including chainsaw skills and maintenance), or silviculture, from chainsaw skills to plantation forest establishment and pruning. You’ll also be able to carry out basic first aid, and learn how worker performance is affected by a range of factors.
What you will learn
You will learn to:
Demonstrate basic skills in either harvesting (chainsaw skills, breaking out, processing stems to log length) or silviculture (chainsaw skills, plantation forest establishment, pruning plantation trees, releasing plantation trees)
Provide first aid
Demonstrate knowledge of industry regulations according to the approved code of practice.
Career pathways and opportunities
This qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Forestry Operations (Level 3) or New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3).
Holders of this qualification will be equipped to work in entry-level roles in a forestry or harvesting operation. They could be employed as planters, pruners, breaker-outs or manual processors.
All applicants must:
be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences
be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level
be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes
Students will be expected to participate in drugs testing, as this is a requirement by the forestry industry.
New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills (Level 2)
Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. Fees are an indication, include GST and apply to domestic students only. View terms and conditions