If you love tools and machines and want to work in the outdoors in New Zealand's forestry industry, this course will get you started. It focuses on machine operating and quality control.
You could play a key role in harvesting our production forests by working in a commercial forest harvesting operation.
There's a mix of theory where you’ll learn about current Health and Safety, policies and procedures, as well as practical learning with 15 weeks within a real-life harvesting crew to put your skills and knowledge into practice.
You’ll learn how to operate safely on a forestry worksite. Along with how to correctly operate, maintain and sharpen a chainsaw, cut logs to length, perform log making and quality control, safely operate a forestry machine used in harvesting operations. Skills and experience are gained via state-of-the-art simulators and time in a real excavator within an actual harvesting operation.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3), strand in either Quality Control or Basic Machine Operation
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21 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
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Topics you'll cover
- Health and Safety in Forestry Operations
- Essentials for Working in Forestry Operations
- Forest Industry Machine Repairs and Basic Maintenance
- Operate a Forestry Machine
- Quality Control for Landing Operations
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You will require steel toe capped boots, a helmet visor, earmuffs and chaps.
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Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
This course qualifies for free tuition fees under TTAF. (Course materials and equipment not included). There's no need to do anything extra - simply apply for the course and we'll take it from there.
There are several ways to take advantage of free study at Toi Ohomai. Find out how on our Fees Free FAQ page.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
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Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
- be 16 years old at the time the course starts,
- be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level, AND be physically able to complete the course.
For courses at levels 1-3, domestic and international students will be required to:
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
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Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 21 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)