NZ Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills

Breaking Out & Landing Operations

  • Level 2
  • 21 weeks
  • No fees

Our programmes for Semester A 2018 are yet to be confirmed. You can complete an expression of interest and we will contact you once applications are open.


Programme overview

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

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


You'll learn about:

  • principles of commercial forestry
  • safety requirements when entering the forest
  • hazards and hazard management
  • basic chainsaw operation and maintenance
  • working collaboratively in a forestry operation
  • skills under supervision for landing operations
  • skills under supervision for breaking out for plantation forestry
  • incident responses in plantation forests

You'll know how to:

  • keep yourself and others safe in the work environment
  • describe the positive factors affecting the quality and value of a stand of plantation trees
  • demonstrate knowledge of forest industry machines and their capabilities
  • demonstrate knowledge of log extraction methods
  • use and maintain a chainsaw

Where will this take me?

I want to keep studying

You can move into one of our Level 3 Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations programmes.

I want to use my qualification

Your qualification will help you to find entry-level work within a forest harvesting 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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