NZ Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills

Breaking Out & Landing Operations

  • Level 2
  • 22 weeks
  • No fees

Programme overview

Have you thought about working in the forest, but don't know where to start? This nationally recognised qualification provides the foundation for you to learn about ground-based and/or cable logging.

Forestry is one of New Zealand's largest export industries, and the need for qualified forestry workers is important for the future of the industry. You'll learn about the importance of safety in the bush, to work as a team and the process to extract trees from plantation forests.


You'll learn about:

  • general safety requirements for entering the forest
  • hazards and hazard management
  • commercial forestry
  • selecting plantation trees
  • plantation forest establishment (planting, fertilising and releasing)
  • silviculture operations (pruning and thinning).

You'll know how to:

  • establish pine forest plantations
  • demonstrate knowledge of the use of agrichemicals
  • demonstrate knowledge of fertilising plantation trees
  • select plantation trees for commercial forestry operations
  • plant plantation trees
  • prune planation trees under supervision.

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

Continue your study in forestry with our level 3 NZ Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations.

I want to use my qualification

You'll be ready to apply for entry-level forestry work undertaking planting or pruning activities in a commercial forestry operation.


How you'll study:

  • weekdays either on campus or off-site

Entry criteria:

You'll need to:

  • attend an interview
  • complete a pre-entry and fitness assessment
  • pass a drug test and agree to be tested throughout the programme

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