New Zealand Certificate in Forestry Industry Operations with Strands Level 3

Ruapani Forestry Centre

 

 

Contacts

 

Forestry Training Manager

Henry Mulligan

0211238069

Forestry Trainer

Lou Horua

06 8670463

 

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 4 or above on the assessment tool and a commitment to work in the industry.

 

Programme Outcomes

This programme is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to achieve an acceptable level of competency to gain employment in the forest Industry in the harvesting sector. On completing the full requirements of the programme, you will achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Forest Operations

(Level 3) with a selected strand AND BE ABLE TO:

 

GRADUATE PROFILE OUTCOME

Credit Value

GPO1 - Apply an understanding of health and safety responsibilities, hazard management, emergency procedures and communication systems to maintain safety during chemical handling, mensuration, pruning, or thinning operations in a commercial forest.

15

GPO2 - Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting forestry operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori.

15

GPO3 - Chemical Handling

Coordinate the transport, handling, and disposing of agrichemicals in a forest establishment operation.

20

GPO4 - Mensuration

Establish mensuration plots and measure and record data from mensuration plots pervision.

20

GPO5 - Pruning

Select and prune plantation trees from the ground and from a ladder using loppers or a chainsaw in a production situation.

30

GPO6 - Thin to Waste

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

15

Select trees and apply basic tree felling cuts to thin trees to waste in a production situation

25

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

 

GPO 1 Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting forestry operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori.

You will need to complete the following two unit standards

 

Unit

Description

Level

Credits

17769

DKO general health, safety, and environmental requirements in forestry

2

5

24574

DKO, and contribute to, worksite health and safety for commercial forestry operation

3

5

 

GPO 2 - Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting commercial forest harvesting operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori.

24575

DKO factors that affect the quality of commercial forestry operations

3

5

24579

DKO incident response in plantation forests

3

5

25788

DKO, implement, and audit temporary traffic control on private forest roads

3

5

22995

DKO employment relationships, and work collaboratively in a forestry operation

2

5

And one other unit standard from elective from below

 

22994

DKO factors that affect the performance of forestry workers

3

5

17772

DKO environmental requirements in forestry operations

3

10

 

You will also complete your selected strand

 

Chemical Handling Strand

GPO 3 - Coordinate the transport, handling, and disposing of agrichemicals in a forest establishment operation

Unit

Description

Level

Credits

21560

Demonstrate knowledge of agrichemicals

3

6

21563

Demonstrate knowledge of the HSNO Act, and NZS 8409:2004 for the use of agrichemicals

3

5

21565

Manage agrichemicals in accordance with NZS 8409:2004

4

10

 

Mensuration Strand

GPO 4 - Establish mensuration plots and measure and record data from mensuration plots pervision

 

Unit

Description

Level

Credits

1222

Establish and measure sample plots for forest operations

3

6

1224

Use prescription maps for forestry operations

3

5

25804

Navigate in a plantation forest

3

5

And one unit standard from the electives below

 

6955

Carry out pre-harvest inventory sampling

4

10

6956

Carry out waste assessment in cutover forest

4

5

17768

Establish and measure permanent sample plots for forest management

and research

4

5

 

Pruning Strand

 

GPO 5 - Select and prune plantation trees from the ground and from a ladder using loppers or a chainsaw in a production situation

Unit

Description

Level

Credits

6951

Demonstrate knowledge of selecting plantation trees

2

5

6952

Select plantation trees for a forest crop

3

5

Select either Set A or Set B

 

Set A

 

1243

Prune plantation trees from the ground

3

10

1245

Prune plantation trees from off the ground

3

10

Set B

 

6916

Demonstrate knowledge of the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use

3

5

23411

Operate a chainsaw and carry out basic chainsaw maintenance in a commercial

forestry situation

3

12

6972

Prune plantation trees with a chainsaw from off the ground

3

10

6973

Prune plantation trees with a chainsaw from the ground

3

10

 

Thin to Waste Strand

GPO 6 - Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation

Unit

Description

Level

Credits

6916

Demonstrate knowledge of the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use

2

5

23411

Operate a chainsaw and carry out basic chainsaw maintenance in a

commercial forestry situation

3

12

6950

Demonstrate knowledge of thinning plantation trees and equipment used

3

5

6951

Demonstrate knowledge of selecting plantation trees

3

5

17763

Demonstrate knowledge of tree felling

3

5

1247

Thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste

3

10

17767

Thin plantation trees, over 200mm stump diameter, to waste

3

5

 

 

Programme Start Date and Hours

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

Hours: 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

 Progress to:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Forest Operations - Level 4 with selected strands
  • New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management - Level 6

 

Employment

Depending on the strand you complete you will be able to gain employment working in chemical handling, mensuration, pruning and/or thinning to waste sectors of the forestry industry

 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.

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  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