Forestry Business Planning

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.6111
    • Fee: $744*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management, Forestry Operations
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class65 (approximate total hours)
Work experience10 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Pre-requisiteFMAN.5108 Forestry Business Systems
Related programmes New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6);

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge of effective business planning for small forestry businesses. A business plan will be developed; commercial protection and operations equipment requirements will be determined and a contract for a forestry operation will be developed; negotiated and managed.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify a forestry business opportunity, establish goals and objectives, select a business structure and develop a business plan for a selected forestry business.
  2. Identify areas of protection required for a forestry business and select a commercial protection option from those available.
  3. Determine, evaluate and select equipment required for a forestry operation.
  4. Carry out a competitive tendering process.
  5. Describe contract negotiation, development and management in the forest industry.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards


Code Level Credits
Prepare a business plan for a forestry business 4289 6 6
Determine forestry operations equipment requirements 4293 6 3
Identify commercial protection requirements for a forestry business 4296 5 2
Demonstrate knowledge of tendering, negotiating, and managing a contract in a business operation 19030 4 5

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017