New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills (Level 2)

19 Weeks

To provide students with the basic knowledge and skills required to work in the forestry industry.

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.

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.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

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.

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.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

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.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills (Level 2)
Dates:
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees:
Fees Free
(2023)
Fees Free
(2022)
International
International Fees:
(2022)
Price:
TBC
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Additional Information

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.

  • Skid work
  • Breaking out - Hauler - Ground based
  • Log making
  • Machine operation 

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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