Course Overview

Whether you’re new to the forestry industry or want to grow your knowledge within the forestry sector, this course is for you. This part-time course will help you understand the New Zealand forestry sector and other areas affecting the industry. 
Once you complete this course, you will also be able to pursue further study in a related field. 

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Introduction to the New Zealand Forestry Sector (Level 5)
Locations Rotorua
Next intake Oct 2024 View more details
Study options

4 days full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

2 days in class, 2 days on field trips
Total credits 5
Indicative Fees $2,351 for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

Successful learners may pursue further studies towards a range of New Zealand qualifications in the environment, forestry, wood manufacturing, sustainability, or other related fields.

Topics you'll cover

  • Forestry Introduction

Topics may also include an introduction to the following content:

  • History of New Zealand Forestry and current context including ownership
  • Species, nurseries, propagation
  • Commercial Silviculture
  • Environmental management & issues
  • Forestry on Farms 
  • The commercial forest cycle:
    • Establishment – site prep, planting, weed control
    • Silviculture – thinning and pruning, fertilisation
    • Forest protection - pest management, nutrient deficiency, forest health
    • Harvesting – types, environmental management, inventory & technologies
    • Processing – log yard
    • Processing and manufacturing
    • Factors affecting New Zealand’s forests
    • Real or simulated examples of forestry sector operations

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $2,351 for domestic students

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

  • Open entry

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

English language requirements

Level 5 certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

Location Campus Start Date
Rotorua Mokoia Campus 7 Oct 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 4 days full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
  • 2 days in class, 2 days on field trips

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