TRAINING IN 
GISBORNE/EAST COAST

THE GENERATION PROGRAMME – ENTRY-LEVEL TRAINING

The Tairāwhiti region supports, the ‘Generation Programme’, an entry level training programme run by Tūranga Ararau in Gisborne since 2018. It is mainly for people new to the industry, either school leavers or people seeking a career in forestry. You may also be eligible if you are returning to the forest industry after a break.

This course comprises a ‘base-camp’ of six weeks and trains basic forestry skills and work-readiness. At the completion of this part of the course trainees will have the skills and knowledge and fitness and aptitude needed to start work.

Trainees will then be assisted into employment with forestry contractors and supported and mentored for their first year of full-time employment, where they complete Level 3 qualifications.

Training is also provided for trainees to achieve their Drivers’ Licence, ATV skills, Workplace First aid and training in ‘Wheels, Tracks and Rollers’  

Training is led by Tūranga Ararau at their Gisborne centre.

Course costs

The course is fees- free, assistance is given with other costs and all PPE is provided.

Contact

Siobhain Fyall: 027 476 9551

More information on the Eastland Wood Council website

SNAPSHOT INFO

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Location

Gisborne/Tairāwhiti District

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Duration

6 months full time, followed by supported on-the-job training for up to 2 years

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Entry requirements

Preferably 16 years +, keen and reliable

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Relevant jobs

Harvesting or silviculture

OTHER TRAINING

Training provider Type of training Where offered Contact
Tūranga Ararau Pre employment training through the ‘Generation Programme’, and on job industry training up to Level 4. NZ Certificates at L2, 3 and 4. Tairāwhiti District henry@ta.org.nz