New Zealand Certificate in Forest harvesting Operations (Level 4)

This programme is for individuals within industry only

Programme details

Code NZ2327
Level 4
Credits 45-72
Duration 24 weeks
IntakesJanuary, Industry, Various
Study options Full-time, Part-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Various
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Programme aim

Develop advanced skills and knowledge to be employed in a senior position within a forestry crew. Also discover techniques to contribute to the planning of a harvesting operation.

Specialist strands in this programme

Cable Extraction; Fleet, Sort and Stack; Ground Based Extraction; Head Breaker - out; Loading; Log Making; Mechanised Felling; Mechanised Processing; Spotting; Swing Yarder Extraction; and Tree Felling programme aligns with the specifications of New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 4) with strands in Cable Extraction; Fleet, Sort and Stack; Ground Based Extraction; Head Breaker - out; Loading; Log Making; Mechanised Felling; Mechanised Processing; Spotting; Swing Yarder Extraction; and Tree Felling

Award information

Students must pass the compulsory courses for the Core and compulsory courses for strand/s enrolled on:

Core (44 credits) PLUS one or more of the following strands:

  • Cable Extraction strand (41 credits)
  • Fleet, Sort and Stack strand (20 credits)
  • Ground Based Extraction strand (25 credits)
  • Head Breaker Out strand (47 credits)
  • Loading strand (25 credits)
  • Log Making strand (20 credits)
  • Mechanised Felling strand (25 credits)
  • Mechanised Processing strand (38 credits)
  • Spotting strand (32 credits)
  • Swing Yarder Extraction strand (41 credits)
  • Tree Felling strand (35 credits)

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • Coordinate workplace health, safety, and communication, and contribute to the team in a forest harvesting operation.
  • Apply knowledge of operational requirements to ensure risk to the physical environment, areas of cultural significance to Māori and areas of historical and archaeological value are identified and protected in forest harvesting operations.

Entry criteria

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

  • NCEA Level 2 or equivalent; or
  • a Level 3 qualification or equivalent; or
  • evidence of ability to meet academic, health and safety and physical requirements of the programme.
  • Evidence of English language competency where English is not a first language.

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