TRAINING IN
CENTRAL NORTH ISLAND AND BAY OF PLENTY

ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING 

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). 

 

SNAPSHOT INFO

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Location

Multiple options

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Duration

Some full-time, some block

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Entry requirements

No specific requirements

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Relevant jobs

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
tanemahutaat@gmail.com 
Lake Taupo Charitable Trust He Mahuri Toa – Seed to Distribution programme – for all ages Ngati Tuwharatoa   Frankie Taituma

frankie@tdltd.co.nz

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
rroe@rnhs,school.nz
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Forestry training up to Level 6 Rotorua, Taupō, Whakatāne, Tokoroa Richard Stringfellow Richard.stringfellow@toiohomai.ac.nz

COURSE CONTENT

Foundation courses teach practical skills.

COURSE COSTS

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.