Become a guardian of one of New Zealand's most valuable assets.
The forestry industry needs people who can apply leadership and technical knowledge to the long-term planning and management of forestry operations.
With this nationally recognised two-year diploma, you'll gain the skills and knowledge to work in a technical or management role within the forest growing and harvesting sectors. You could be helping to manage New Zealand's vast production forest estate - 40% of which is located in the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato regions.
You'll learn everything about the complex business of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and selling.
A good mix of theory and practical learning ensures you're job-ready at the end of the course. You visit industry to assess and analyse operations, write business plans and learn about setting up a forest management company.
You'll also become competent using a wide range of industry specific software.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6)
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2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$6,200 - $6,700 per year for domestic students View full fees information|
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Employment within the growing and harvesting sectors of the forest industry in a technical or management role. This may include:
- forest mensuration and inventory
- operational quality control
- operations supervision
- harvest planning
- operational planning
- wood supply and supply chain
- port operational role
- health and safety management
Topics you'll cover
Year One topics:
- Science Communication, Leadership and Teambuilding: Kōrerorero Pūtaiao
- Forestry Industry Overview: Tirohanga Whānui o te Ahumahi Ngāherehere
- Forest Science: Pūtaiao Ngahere
- Harvesting Operations: Whakahaerenga Hauhake
- Forest Health and Nutrient Management: Te Oranga o te Ngahere me te Whakahaere Taiora
- Forestry Operations: Whakahaerenga Ngāherehere
- Plan and Monitor Production: Whakarite me te Aroturuki Whenua Haumako
- Remote Sensing and Statistics: Tairongo Tawhiti me ngā Tatauranga
Year Two topics:
- Growth Modelling and Forest Valuation: He Tauira Whakatupu me te Uara o te Ngahere
- Supply Chain Management: Whakahaere Raupapa Whakaputunga
- Forestry Business Systems: Pūnaha Pakihi Ngāherehere
- Applied Science Project: Hinonga Pūtaiao Mahi
- Forest Engineering: Pūkaha Ngahere
- Health, Safety and Environmental Management: Hauora, Haumaru me te Whakahaere Taiao
- Environmental Economics: Ōhanga Taiao
- Plan Management of Forest Estates: Whakahaere Rautaki mō ngā Ngahere
|Indicative Fees||$6,200 - $6,700 per year for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
Boots and hi-viz clothing - approx. $500
Help with fees
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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
If you have specific medical needs or a medical condition, a medical certificate from your doctor may be required.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; or
Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 2 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)