Forest Industry Overview

    Course details

    • Code: FMAN.5202
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 5
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Forest Management
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class70 (approximate total hours)
Work experience5 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6);

Course Aim

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 terms of communication, health and safety, and environmental management in forestry operations, and the forest management systems required in forestry to meet operational and legislative requirements. Students will also be required to understand common first aid conditions and provide appropriate responses.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Interpret and explain environmental, health and safety and communication requirements in forestry operations
  2. Investigate and explain an overview of the forest industry
  3. Outline the legislation affecting commercial forestry
  4. Prepare an analysis of a selected forestry region
  5. Outline the requirements of health and safety, fire protection, environmental, and quality management systems applied to the forest industry
  6. Identify, describe and provide appropriate responses to common first aid and life-threatening conditions

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Manage first aid in emergency situations 6400 3 2
Provide first aid 6401 2 1
Provide resuscitation level 2 6402 1 1
Demonstrate knowledge of general health, safety, and environmental requirements in forestry 17769 2 5
Research key elements of the forest industry and analyse opportunities for forest optimisation 4298 3 4
Demonstrate knowledge of management systems for forestry operations 4282 5 4

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