CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AND BAY OF PLENTY
As New Zealand's leading forestry region, the central North Island and Bay of Plenty has numerous training options and training providers.
The courses below are entry-level, suited to for school leavers or people just starting a practical career in forestry. On completion, students will be ready to start work, usually in silviculture (planting and tending trees).
Some full-time, some block
No specific requirements
Planting and tending forests
COURSES AND TRAINING PROVIDERS
|Training provider||Type of training||Where offered||Contact|
|Te Wananga o Aotearoa||Forestry establishment and silviculture||Rotorua and Kawerau||Travis Timoko 021 457 443|
|AMS Group||Forestry foundation skills||Central North Island and Waikato||Graham Smith 027 548 6635|
|Tane Mahuta NZ Ltd||Forestry training up to Level 4||Eastern Bay of Plenty||Ripeka Evans
|Lake Taupo Charitable Trust||He Mahuri Toa – Seed to Distribution programme – for all ages||Ngati Tuwharatoa||Frankie Taituma https://www.ltct.co.nz/forest-management-programme/|
|Rotorua Boys High School/Toi Ohomai||Forestry NCEA/NZQA Level 2 and 3||Rotorua Boys High School Years 12 and 13||Roy Roe
|Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology||Forestry training up to Level 6||Rotorua, Taupō, Whakatāne, Tokoroa||Richard Stringfellow Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org|
Foundation courses teach practical skills.
- Silviculture training includes learning how to prepare planting sites, plant trees, release spray, and prune trees.
- Harvesting courses include training for breaking out, felling and landing operations.
- You may also receive training in basic chainsaw operations.
- Other foundation training includes health and safety, and hydration and nutrition.
- Numeracy and literacy courses may also be available.
In many cases, entry level courses are subsidised or free, and students are given assistance with other costs.
Contact the relevant training provider and they will be happy to give you more details.