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.

Changes for 2023 learners

On 1 November 2022, WITT and the programme you have enrolled in became part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology .
When you apply to study with WITT in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed.
Please note that all programmes offered by WITT and other subsidiaries of Te Pūkenga are under review. This is to make sure they are portable, consistent, and aligned with the needs of the industry to provide you with excellent and quality educational opportunities.

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