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
|Next intake||Apr 2019 View more details|
21 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||Approx. $516 per 10 credit topic and $774 per 15 credit topic for domestic students for domestic students View full fees information|
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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
|Indicative Fees||Approx. $516 per 10 credit topic and $774 per 15 credit topic for domestic students for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
You will require steel toe capped boots, a helmet visor, earmuffs and chaps.
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
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.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
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:
Complete a diagnostic assessment either prior to or in the first 2 weeks of their study to ensure students can meet adequate literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to meet all academic, health and safety requirements of their programme and to enable appropriate support to be provided.
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.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||Monday, 11 March 2019|
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||Monday, 29 April 2019|
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||Monday, 17 June 2019|
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||Monday, 29 July 2019|
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||Monday, 16 September 2019|
|Rotorua||Waipā Campus||Monday, 4 November 2019|
- 21 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)