New Zealand Certificate in

Forest Foundation Skills

Level 2

 

Ruapani Forestry Centre

 

 

Contacts

 

Forestry Training Manager

Henry Mulligan

0211238069

Forestry Trainer

Lou Horua

06 8670463

                                 

Programme Information

Entry Requirements

To gain admission to Turanga Ararau you need to be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. To gain entry to the programme you will need to have literacy and numeracy skills at step 1 or above on the assessment tool and a commitment to work in the industry.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to help you gain employment in the forestry industry in a range of industry sectors. In successfully completing this programme you will be awarded the New Zealand Certificate in Forest Foundation Skills Level 2 AND BE ABLE TO:

 

GRADUATE PROFILE OUTCOMES

Credit Value

GPO1 - Apply an understanding of basic production and environmental requirements of commercial forestry and the cultural relationship Māori have with the forest, to all aspects of their work

14

GPO2 - Understand and use basic hazard management and emergency procedures, and communication systems, when carrying out their role within forestry or harvesting operations

3

GPO3 - Work as part of a team within a forestry or harvesting operation safely and effectively

15

GP 4 - Breaking Out Strand

Undertake break out activities in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forest harvesting operation

10

GPO5 - Establishment Strand

Undertake planting activities in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forestry operation

18

GPO6 -Landing Operations Strand

Undertake manual processing of logs on a landing in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forest harvesting operation. 

23

GPO 7- Pruning strand

Undertake pruning activities in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forestry operation

15

 

TOTAL CREDITS

42-65

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

 

GPO 1 - Apply an understanding of basic production and environmental requirements of commercial forestry and the cultural relationship Māori have with the forest, to all aspects of their work

Units

Description

Level

Credits

17769

DKO general health, safety, and environmental requirements in forestry

2

6

22997

DKO principles of commercial forestry

2

5

FIFS001

Demonstrate knowledge of the cultural relationship Maori have with the forest

2

3

 

GPO2 - Understand and use basic hazard management and emergency procedures, and communication systems, when carrying out their role within forestry or harvesting operations.

Units

Description

Level

Credits

27966

DKO general safety requirements for forest entry

2

3

22995

DKO employment in as forest operation

2

5

22994

DKO of factors that affect the performance of forestry workers

2

10

 

You will need to complete your selected strand

 GPO3 - Breaking Out

 Undertake break out activities in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial  forest harvesting operation.

23001

Demonstrate forestry foundation skills supervision for breaking out for plantation forestry 

2

10

 

 GPO4 - Establishment

Undertake planting activities in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forestry operation

27963

Demonstrate foundation knowledge of plantation forest establishment and silviculture operations

2

5

23000

Demonstrate forestry foundation skills under supervision for plantation forest establishment  

2

10

1232

Demonstrate knowledge of forest planting site preparation

2

4

 

 GPO5 - Landing Operations

Undertake manual processing of logs on a landing in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forest harvesting operation. 

22999

Demonstrate forestry foundation skills under supervision for landing operations

2

10

6917

Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation 

2

8

1227

Demonstrate knowledge of plantation forest harvesting

2

5

 

 GPO6 - Pruning

Undertake pruning activities in compliance with the safety and quality requirements of a commercial forestry operation

6951

Demonstrate knowledge of selecting plantation skills

2

5

22998

Demonstrate forestry foundation skills under supervision for pruning plantation skills

2

10

 

 

Programme Start Date and Hours

Start Date: You can start on this programme at any time during the year                                 

 Hours will generally be from 8.00am to 4.00pm with a lunch break of 30 minutes at 12 noon.

 The on job work experience component will be the hours that are worked by the work experience provider, the contracting forestry crew so you can expect to be picked up ready to be on the job working by 7.00 am and finishing around 4.00 pm—Monday to Friday.

 

Programme Outcomes

On successfully completing this programme you will have the qualification, skills and knowledge to:

 

For Education:

Progress to:

·      New Zealand Certificate in Forestry Operations (Level 3) with strands in Chemical Handling, Mensuration, Pruning, and Thin to Waste, or

·      New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3) with strands in Basic Machine Operation, Tree Felling, Breaking Out - Cable, Breaking Out - Ground Based, Manual Processing, Log Scaling, Poleman, Production Thinning, and Quality Control.

 

Other opportunities exist in Health & Safety, First Line Management and Diploma level forestry management qualifications.

 

 

For Employment:

Depending on the strand you complete you will be able to gain employment at

an entry level as a breaker out, planter, manual processor or pruner.

Once you are in employment you can continue to upskill and complete industry qualifications through the Industry Training Organisation, COMPTENZ with the support of your employer.

                                                                       

The World of Tane Mahuta

From a seed a sapling grew

Through the roots flowed sustenance from Papatuanuku (Mother Earth)

Through the leaves, came the breath of Ranginui (Sky Father)

A Korowai (Precious Cloak) covered mother earth to

nurture our physical and spiritual well being

From sunrise to sunrise, Tane watches over this treasure in Aotearoa a country of physical beauty and mystery, a land cloaked with trees

New species have joined the tree whanau of Tane and

flourish in the land he brought light to

The forest has a mystique and uniqueness for those who value and work in it

Potential abounds within the world of Tane Mahuta

So does the resolve to balance social, economic and environmental

challenges relating to that world

The children of Tane Mahuta are our Taonga, our strength and our future. We can add wealth to that precious resource by increasing our learning