• Chainsaw operations
  • Log making
  • Fire fighting
  • First Aid
  • Processing on the landing
  • Tree felling
  • Tikanga ā Iwi
  • Work placement

Graduates from both our Level 2 Forest Foundation Skills and Level 3 Tree Felling programmes will have the pre entry skills and unit standards required to work in the forestry industry. Once employed they can continue to learn and gain qualifications through a New Zealand forest industry apprenticeship. To join you will need to be physically fit and prepared to be drug free.

Although the programme is open to all ages Taiohi Maori will be targeted and encouraged to take up the opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge in an industry that is critical to regional and Iwi development. It has excellent opportunities for advancement including continued learning through modern apprenticeships, industry traineeships, degrees and diplomas through Massey or Lincoln Universities ultimately leading to management , consultancy and technical careers in agribusiness. Should there be an over subscription of suitable applicants, final selection will be based on a demonstrated commitment to the industry.


Course length
15 weeks
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New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Foundation Skills Level 2
Zero fees