New Zealand Certificate in Forestry Operations (Level 3)

19 Weeks
Throughout Northland

Gain the skills required to be employed in a production role in a commercial silviculture, or mensuration forestry operation.

This programme has strands in Chemical Handling, Mensuration, Pruning, and Thin to Waste.

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of health and safety responsibilities, hazard management, emergency procedures, and communication systems to maintain safety during chemical handling, mensuration, pruning, or thinning operations in a commercial forest.
  • Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting forestry operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori.
  • Work under limited supervision to meet quality requirements of a job prescription.

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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Throughout Northland
New Zealand Certificate in Forestry Operations (Level 3)
Dates:
On demand
TBC
Delivery:
Part Time
or Full Time.
Delivery:
Full Time.
Price:
Fees (2022):
$1,160
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 Forest Industry Operations (Level 4). Those graduates that move from the forestry sector to the harvesting sector may decide to complete the following qualification at the same level New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3).

Holders of this qualification will be able to work in a forestry operations crew carrying out work in the establishment, silviculture, or mensuration sectors of the industry. Roles may include for example: planter, pruner, waste thinner, tree measurer, chemical handler.

Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022. Awards up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total) to students ineligible for any other fees-free options.  Students enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must:

  • Be enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ
  • Be ineligible for any other fees-free options

How to apply

Submit the Accord Trust Scholarship online application form. Applications for this scholarship can be submitted any time up until 30 November 2022.

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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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