New Zealand Certificate in Forest harvesting Operations (Level 3) - Strands in Manual Processing, & Quality Control

Programme details

Translation Pōkaitahi ā-Motu Tikanga Hauhake Ngahere (Taumata 3) Mahi ā-ringa me ngā Wāhanga o te Mana Painga
Code NZ2326
Level 3
Credits 85
Duration 20 weeks
IntakesOn Demand
Study options Full-time
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tokoroa, Taupo, Whakatane, Tauranga (Windermere), Blenheim, other locations on demand
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Programme aim

Gain the skills and knowledge required to operate at a production level in the forest industry, in an operational role in a commercial forest harvesting or log scaling operation. Understand safety, environmental and quality requirements of working in a forest harvesting or log scaling operation.

Career opportunities

Work in a forest harvesting crew carrying out work on the landing or in the cutover.

Award information

To achieve the award of the New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3) - Strands in Manual Processing, and Quality Control, students must pass 30 core credits and the following:

  • Manual Processing strand (42 credits)
  • Quality Control strand (15 credits)

Knowledge and skills you will gain

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of health and safety responsibilities, hazard management, emergency procedures, and communication systems to maintain safety during commercial forest harvesting or log scaling operations.
  • Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting commercial forest harvesting operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori.
  • Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.
  • Trim and cut logs as marked by the log maker in a commercial landing operation.
  • Carry out quality control in a landing operation of measured logs to ensure log specifications are met, and re-grade logs to maximise value.

Entry criteria

Entry to the programme, including English Language requirements and academic requirements will be in accordance the criteria specified in the Regulatory Framework. In addition applicants must:

  • be 16 years old at the time the programme commences;
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level;
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes.

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Page last updated: 14 Nov 2017