Do you love tools and machines and want to work outdoors in New Zealand's forestry industry?
This course, focusing on machine operating and quality control, will get you started.
There's a mix of Health and Safety, policies and procedures, plus practical learning at our harvest site.
You'll join a real-life harvesting crew to put your skills and knowledge into practice.
You'll learn to correctly operate, maintain and sharpen a chainsaw and cut logs to length. You'll also learn to safely operate a forestry machine used in harvesting operations. Build your skills and experience on our state-of-the-art simulators! You'll also get time in a real excavator within an actual harvesting operation.
With this qualification you could play a key role working in a commercial forest harvesting operation.
Learn more about the package deal offered for this intake.
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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27 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.
Help with fees
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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:
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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- 27 weeks full-time, including holidays (if applicable)