New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3)

If you love tools and machines and want to work in the outdoors in New Zealand’s forestry industry, this 20 week course will get you started. It focuses on manual processing and quality control.

You could play a key role in harvesting our production forests by working in a commercial forest harvesting or log scaling operation. There’s a mix of practical learning, with some theory, as well as 10 weeks of industry experience. You’ll team up with a real harvesting crew to put your skills and knowledge into practice.

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

  • Must be physically fit and able to complete practical work.
  • Applicants will also need to submit a completed Personal Health Status Declaration to confirm that they will be physically capable of working in the forestry harvesting environment.

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This qualification is offered by WITT.

From 2023, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in will become part of Te Pūkenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review as part of the reform of vocational education training. This is to ensure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of industry. The programme, short course or micro-credential you have enrolled in may change over time.

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