Forestry Operations

New Zealand’s plantation forests are expected to grow in value over the next 15 years. Forest managers manage entire forests and provide logistical support and quality control. Forestry operations workers convert trees into logs, preparing the primary product for the next stage of sawmilling. Solid wood processing is the remanufacturing of a renewable timber resource into value added products for local and international markets.

Programmes

Courses

  • Agri-vehicles

    • Code: AGRI.3101
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa

    Develop skills and knowledge safely and competently ride ATVs and motorcycles on flat terrain, drive a tractor on flat ground with an attached implement, and demonstrate an understanding of the...

  • Essentials for Working in Forestry Operations

    • Code: FROP.3101
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Taupo

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of: factors that affect the performance of forestry workers and employment relationships; environmental factors affecting including historical sites...

  • Forestry Business Planning

    • Code: FMAN.6903
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    Students on this course will have the opportunity to develop a business plan and a health and safety management plan for use in a forestry business....

  • Forestry Business Planning

    • Code: FMAN.6111
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    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...

  • Health and Safety in Forestry Operations

    • Code: FROP.3100
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Taupo

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of: general health and safety responsibilities and environmental requirements; emergency procedures and communication systems to maintain safety during...

  • Health and Safety Incident and Injury Management Process

    • Code: WSFE.4020
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 10
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to investigate workplace incidents and injuries, and undertake intervention and claims lodgement processes in line with...

  • Health and Safety Management Systems

    • Code: WSFE.4017
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 20
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to develop and implement a hazard management system for a business, a Health and Safety...

  • Health and Safety Management Systems Auditing

    • Code: WSFE.4018
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to conduct a health and safety systems audit of a business, documenting results of the...

  • Health and Safety Roles and Requirements

    • Code: WSFE.4019
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 20
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the roles and responsabilities of persons acting as a Health and Safety Representative and on a Health...

  • Industry Project

    • Code: GENR.6990
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to apply their specific discipline knowledge through the development of an improvement initiative in relation to an aspect of an industry relevant...

  • Introduction to Landing Operations and Processing

    • Code: FROP.3104
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Taupo

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of landing operations, log making, hazards and hazard management for landing operations; and processing logs on a landing...

  • Introductory Chainsaw Safety and Use

    • Code: FROP.3102
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Taupo

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to use a chainsaw and to operate a chainsaw safely in a commercial forest operation....

  • Introductory Chainsaw Safety and Use

    • Code: FROP.3001
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 10
    • Location: Tokoroa; Taupo; Whakatane; Waipa; Rotorua Trades Academy

    This course provides students with the knowledge of basic maintenance and safe use of a chainsaw for non-commercial or domestic use....

  • Maintain a Chainsaw

    • Code: FROP.3103
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 10
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Taupo

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of a chainsaw cutting unit and the skills to sharpen a chainsaw chain, diagnose and maintain a chainsaw...

  • Quality Control

    • Code: FROP.3105
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia); Taupo

    The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of factors which affect the quality of logs, cutting instructions and log making measurement; and then demonstrate preparing...

  • Silviculture Planning

    • Code: FMAN.6110
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • Location: Rotorua (Mokoia)

    This course enables students to understand the economic and social impacts of forestry as a land use, the multiple services that forests provide, and the role of sustainable forest management...

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