National code: RTOSS

Statement of Attainment in Native Forest Operator

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Overview About this course

Pursue your love for the forest and preserve our cultural heritage sites and biodiversity. Sustain our environment while complying with work health and safety policies. Improve your chances of becoming a supervisor in the forestry industry.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Carry out soil erosion and sediment control works and pollution prevention measures

  • Identify and protect indigenous, historical and natural heritage sites

  • Access, interpret and apply sustainable silvicultural principles to forests

  • Follow WHS policies and procedures, identify risks and implement environmental policies

  • Monitor work practices for compliance

  • Maintain forest documentation and records

  • Identify and manage vulnerable species

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • Specialist skills that will keep you safe and compliant on the job

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A passion for working in native forest operations

  • The ability to work primarily outdoors

  • Adequate fitness and mobility to complete manual tasks

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to adjust to rapid change

  • Sturdy work boots

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: forestry technicians/workers, tree planters, silviculturists, mobile equipment operators, harvesting technician with the Certificate III in Forest Operations, forestry operations supervisors with the Certificate IV in Forest Operations

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Native Forest Operator does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in Native Forest Operator does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply silvicultural principles FWPCOT3255

  • Follow environmental care procedures FWPCOR2203

  • Apply biodiversity protection principles FWPCOT3313

  • Follow cultural heritage requirements FWPCOT3257

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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