Primary Industries Sector

You could work in the outdoors, in some of the most stunning landscapes in the world, planting, growing or tending animals, trees, and crops. There’s also plenty of high-tech toys to play with and plenty of on-the-job training to help you learn to use them. If you’re not working directly on the land you may be visiting as an adviser in a service industry – like arboriculture, water or environmental management, the equine industry, or maybe an accountant, mechanic or vet.

There’s a huge range and diversity of jobs from hands-on, to science or business roles and heaps of opportunities to learn new skills and move into different areas of each industry. There’s always something new as technology and equipment constantly changes. It’s a big sector for Māori with a large proportion of New Zealand’s forests, fisheries and dairy farms now Māori-owned and operated. No matter what part of the sector you choose to work in, you’re contributing to an important and sustainable sector that’s one of New Zealand’s biggest employers and biggest exporters.

USE OF CHAINSAW

What is this course about? Students will learn the requirements of the Health & Safety in Employment Act and demonstrate knowledge of the approved Code of Practice. They will also be able to strip a chainsaw and identify parts, learn basic chainsaw maintenance, basic chainsaw operation and basic cuts.

What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Personal protective gear, including safety boots, will be provided if necessary.

Where can this course lead? Level 2 or 3 Forestry Training for work in harvesting, silviculture or arboriculture

Unit Standards
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards

6916
 

Demonstrate knowledge of approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use

Level: 2
Credits: 5

6917
 

Operate a chainsaw

Level: 2
Credits: 8

Dates upon application
Course length: Three days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Students must be 16 years and older to attend this course
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 12 students
Course cost: Varies, please enquire.

Venue will vary


Practical Fire Safety

What is this course about? Students attending this course will have an understanding of the principles associated with establishing and delivering water supplies for fire fighting.

What to wear? Old clothes to work in. Protective clothing, including safety boots, will be supplied, if necessary.

Where can this course lead? New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills (Level 2)

Unit Standards
Students will be assessed against the following unit standards

3270

Establish and deliver water supplies for fire fighting

Level: 2

Credits: 3

 

Dates upon application
Course length: One day
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 12 students
Course cost: Varies, please enquire.

Venue may vary however it is anticipated that training will be conducted on school grounds using a classroom and, for practical needs, and open areas free from the close proximity of vegetation and buildings.
 


Hydration and Nutrition

What is this course about? Students will be able to recognise the physical nature of forestry work and describe hydration requirements. They will be able to explain the benefits associated with fluid intake; identify the food categories and explain the role of diet in the physical well-being of forest workers. This course is also beneficial for self-awareness of general health and wellbeing.

What to wear? School uniform/casual clothes

Where can this course lead?
New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills (Level 2)​. This course is a pre-requisite for further forestry training i.e. Level 2 Forestry Training, or work in the forestry industry

Unit Standard
Students will be assessed against the following unit standard

22994

Demonstrate knowledge of factors that affect the performance of forestry workers

Level: 2

Credits: 10

Dates upon application
Course length: Two days
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students
Course cost: Varies, please enquire.

Venue will vary


General Requirements

What is this course about? On successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of health and safety, general safety requirements, emergency procedures, environmental issues and personal safety in a forestry operation.

What to wear? School uniform / casual clothes.

Where can this course lead? This course is a pre-requisite for further forestry training or work in the forestry industry.

Unit Standard
Students will be assessed against the following unit standard

17769

Demonstrate knowledge of general requirements for plantation forestry

Level: 2

Credits: 6

Dates upon application
Course length: Two days
TIme: 9.00am – 3.00pm
Minimum 10 students – Maximum 20 students
Course cost: Varies, please enquire.

Venue will vary