New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations Level 3

    

Ruapani Forestry Centre

 

 

Contacts

 

Forestry Training Manager

Henry Mulligan

0211238069

Forestry Trainer

Lou Horua

06 8670463

 

 

The programme is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to achieve an acceptable level of competency to gain employment in the forest Industry in the harvesting sector. On completing the full requirements of the programme, you will achieve the New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 3) with a selected strand being either Operations, Manual Processing, Log Scaling, Poleman or Quality Control. On successfully completing this programme AND BE ABLE TO:

 

GRADUATE PROFILE OUTCOME

Credit Value

GPO 1 - Apply an understanding of health and safety responsibilities, hazard management, emergency procedures and communication systems to maintain safety during commercial forest harvesting or log scaling operations.

15

GPO 2 - Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting commercial forest harvesting operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori

15

GPO 3 - Basic Machine Operation Strand

Use, maintain and carry out basic repairs on forestry machines in a commercial forest harvesting operation.

25

GPO 4 -Tree Felling Strand

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

27

Use conventional felling cuts to fell a range of tree sizes in varying conditions in a commercial forest harvesting operation.

15

GPO 5 - Breaking Out – Cable Strand

Follow head breaker out instructions to hook on trees in a commercial harvesting operation to meet the breaking out plan.

20

GPO 6 - Breaking Out – Ground Based Strand

Guide an extraction machine, and hook on and break out trees under limited supervision in a commercial harvesting operation

15

GPO 7 - Manual Processing Strand

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

25

Trim and cut logs as marked by the log maker in a commercial landing operation

15

GPO 8 - Log Scaling Strand

Identify and measure log attributes to ensure log specifications are met in a domestic and export log scaling operation

25

GPO 9 - Poleman Strand

Unhook stems in a cable harvesting landing operation

15

GPO 10 - Production Thinning Strand

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

27

Use conventional and advanced felling cuts to thin trees in a range of operational situations.

15

GPO 11 - Quality Control Strand

Carry out quality control in a landing operation of measured logs to ensure log specifications are met, and regrade logs to maximise value

15

 

This will be achieved by you completing:

 

GPO 1 – Apply an understanding of health and safety responsibilities, hazard management, emergency procedures and communication systems to maintain safety during commercial forest harvesting or log scaling operations.

Unit

Description

Level

Credits

17769

DKO general health, safety, and environmental requirements in forestry

2

5

24574

DKO, and contribute to, worksite health and safety for commercial forestry operation

3

5

GPO 2 - Apply an understanding of personal and environmental factors affecting commercial forest harvesting operations in order to protect personal wellbeing, team relationships and the physical environment, including historical sites and areas of cultural significance to Māori

 

And one unit standard from the electives below

Units

Description

Level

Credits

24575

DKO factors that affect the quality of commercial forestry operations

3

5

24579

DKO incident response in plantation forests

3

5

25788

DKO, implement, and audit temporary traffic control on private forest roads

3

5

22995

DKO employment relationships, and work collaboratively in a forestry operation

2

5

And both of the following two unit standards

 

22994

DKO factors that affect the performance of forestry workers

3

5

17772

DKO environmental requirements in forestry operations

3

10

         

 

You will also complete your selected strand

STRANDS

GPO3 - Basic Machine Operation Strand

Use, maintain and carry out basic repairs on forestry machines in a commercial forest harvesting operation

27964

DKO forest industry machines

3

5

27965

Operate a forest industry machine

3

10

24568

DKO, and undertake, basic repairs and maintenance on a forest industry machine

3

10

 

GPO4 - Tree Felling Strand

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

Use conventional felling cuts to fell a range of tree sizes in varying conditions in a commercial forest harvesting operation.

43

Maintain a chainsaw 

3

10

6916

Demonstrate knowledge of the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use

2

5

23411

Operate a chainsaw and carry out basic chainsaw maintenance in a commercial

Forestry situation

3

12

17763

Demonstrate knowledge of tree felling

3

6

28560

Fell trees safely in a production situation using a chainsaw

3

10

 

GPO5 -Breaking Out – Cable Strand

Follow head breaker out instructions to hook on trees in a commercial harvesting operation to meet the breaking out plan.

6920

DKO cable harvesting operations

3

10

24567

Plan and carry out breaking out and assist in lineshifts for a cable harvesting

operation

3

10

 

GPO6 - Breaking Out – Ground Based Strand

Guide an extraction machine, and hook on and break out trees under limited supervision in a commercial harvesting operation

1256

DKO ground based log extraction

3

5

6939

Break out ground based forest harvesting operations

3

10

 

GPO7 - Manual Processing Strand

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

Trim and cut logs as marked by the log maker in a commercial landing operation

43

Maintain a chainsaw

3

10

6916

DKO the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use

2

5

23411

Operate a chainsaw and carry out basic chainsaw maintenance in a commercial forestry situation

3

12

1252

DKO log making

3

5

6924

Process tree stems on a landing

3

10

 

GPO8 - Log Scaling Strand

Identify and measure log attributes to ensure log specifications are met in a domestic and export log scaling operation

6957

Scale log making using a domestic scaling method

4

10

6958

Scale export logs using an export scaling method

4

10

17770

DKO log grades and log scaling methods

3

5

 

GPO9 - Poleman Strand

Unhook stems in a cable harvesting landing operation

6920

DKO cable harvesting

3

10

22132

Carry out functions of the poleman on a cable harvesting

landing

3

10

 

GPO10 - Production Thinning Strand

Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.

Use conventional and advanced felling cuts to thin trees in a range of operational situations.

43

Maintain a chainsaw

3

10

6916

DKO the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use

2

5

23411

Operate a chainsaw and carry out basic chainsaw maintenance in a commercial forestry situation

3

12

1230

Trim felled trees for extraction in a commercial forest

operation

3

5

25952

Thin plantation trees for extraction

3

10

 

GPO11 - Quality Control Strand

Carry out quality control in a landing operation of measured logs to ensure log specifications are met, and regrade logs to maximise value.

1252

DKO log making

3

5

25787

Carry out quality control of logs on a landing

3

10

 

Programme Dates and Hours

 

Start Date:You can start at any time during the first half of the year                        

 

Hours: Hours will generally be from 8.00am to 4.00pm with a lunch break of 30 minutes at 12 noon.

 

The on job work experience component will be the hours that are worked by the work experience provider in the forestry industry so you can expect to be on the job working by 7am or earlier and not finishing until at least 4.00 pm—Monday to Friday.

 

Programme Outcomes

On successfully completing this programme you will have the qualification, skills and knowledge to:

 

Education

Progress to:

  • New Zealand Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations (Level 4) with selected strands

 

Employment

Work as a basic machine operator, tree feller, breaker outer either cable or land

based, manual processor, log scaler, poleman, production thinner and/or quality

controller in a landing operation of measured logs.

 

Once you are in employment you can continue to upskill and complete industry qualifications through the Industry Training Organisation, COMPETENZ with the support of your employer.

 

The World of Tane Mahuta

 

From a seed a sapling grew

Through the roots flowed sustenance from Papatuanuku (Mother Earth)

Through the leaves, came the breath of Ranginui (Sky Father)

A Korowai (Precious Cloak) covered mother earth to

nurture our physical and spiritual well being

From sunrise to sunrise, Tane watches over this treasure in Aotearoa a country of physical beauty and mystery, a land cloaked with trees

New species have joined the tree whanau of Tane and

flourish in the land he brought light to

The forest has a mystique and uniqueness for those who value and work in it

Potential abounds within the world of Tane Mahuta

So does the resolve to balance social, economic and environmental

challenges relating to that world

The children of Tane Mahuta are our Taonga, our strength and our future. We can add wealth to that precious resource by increasing our learning