New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6)

Programme details

Translation Te Pōkairua ā Motu Whakahāere Ngāhere (Pae 6)
Code NZ2329
Level 6
Credits 240
Duration 2 years
Scholarship available Scholarships for School Leavers
IntakesSemester 1
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
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Information for international students

Tuition fee$34,950
IntakesFebruary
Minimum IELTS6.0 with no band less than 5.5
Duration (length of study)2 years
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Programme aim

Scholarships for School Leavers available

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the forest industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge required to carry out a technical or management role within the forest growing and harvesting sectors.

The forest industry will benefit from having people who can apply a blend of management skills and forest knowledge to enable them to contribute to the medium and long-term planning and management of forest operations. They will have developed a broad range of skills including the use of a wide range of industry specific software, forest planning, harvesting, supply chain management, log product logistics, commercial and financial analysis and contract management.

Career opportunities

Forest mensuration and inventory, harvest or operational planning, logistics, port operational role.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6) qualification, students must pass a total of 240 compulsory credits.

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  • Research forestry supply chains and analyse the impact forestry on the environment, communities, and the economy
  • Develop a health, safety and environmental management systems for forestry businesses
  • Apply scientific principles and technologies used in forest management, growth and yield modelling and forest valuation
  • Develop medium term management plans and a long term business plan for forestry business initiatives
  • Develop plans to manage establishment, silviculture, harvest planning and harvesting operations including the calculation of forestry operation costs and contract management requirements
  • Research, analyse and report on a business improvement and production process improvements in a forest growing or harvesting context
  • Apply leadership, team building and communication knowledge and skills to their role in a commercial forestry context

Entry criteria

Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations.

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Compulsory courses

Year one: FMAN.5201, FMAN.5202, FMAN.5203, FMAN.5204, FMAN.5205, FMAN.5206, FMAN.5207, FMAN.5208;
Year two: FMAN.6201, FMAN.6202, FMAN.6203, FMAN.6204, FMAN.6205, FMAN.7201, FMAN.7202, FMAN.7203;

Course details
FMAN.5201 Communication, Leadership and Teambuilding
The aim of this course is to allow students to apply the key elements of leadership, teambuilding and communication knowledge and skills to their role in a commercial forestry context
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
FMAN.5202 Forest Industry Overview
The aim of this course is to allow students to understand the key elements of the forest industry, its dimensions, structure and place in the New Zealand economy and the significant legislation in relation to the industry. The course will also enable students to understand the key industry requirements in...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
FMAN.5203 Forestry Science
The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply the scientific principles and technologies used in forest management of: botany, forest ecology, genetics (plant propagation and tree improvement), wood science and earth science.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
FMAN.5204 Harvesting Operations
The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply knowledge of the forest harvesting operations and systems used in commercial forestry, and forest engineering (including operational harvest planning and forest road and landing construction). This includes the use of GIS mapping, remote sensing and technologies, specialised...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 1
FMAN.5205 Forest Health and Nutrition Management
The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply the scientific principle and technologies used in forest health, biosecurity and nutrition management in the forest industry. This course includes the analysis and planning of nutrient regimes different sites and tree species.
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
FMAN.5206 Forestry Operations
The aim of this course is to enable students to understand forestry operations and develop a plan to schedule forestry land preparation, establishment, releasing and silvicultural operations for given sites and species, including the calculation of forest operational costs and contract management requirements. Students will also understand and apply knowledge...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
FMAN.5207 Plan and Monitor Production
The aim of this course is to allow students to research, analyse and report on a forestry production process improvement in a forest growing or harvesting context including the calculation of production targets, analysing forestry production processes, collecting and interpreting production data, identifying and planning strategies for process improvement. The...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2
FMAN.5208 Forestry Statistics and Remote Sensing
The aim of this course is to enable students to understand and apply scientific principles and technologies used in commercial forest management including maths and statistics to undertake forestry calculations and analysis, mapping and aerial photography, surveying techniques, geographic information systems (GIS) and the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will...
Credits 15 Intakes Semester 2


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

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