By 2025 the forestry industry is expected to need 25,900 more trained workers to replace older workers leaving the industry.
News & events
New Competenz research, which summarises the views of 180 employers, has identified practical ways companies can...
For contract assessor Eugene Sorenson, the forestry industry has been a part of his life since...
Competenz account manager Russell Riley was born and bred in Golden Bay. He grew up on...
Eleven Year 13 students from Rotorua Boys’ High School recently went on a Competenz Discovery Tour...
New Zealand’s forests offer some of the country’s most scenic workplaces and a training ground which...
An expanded Gateway programme of structured work placements will replace the forestry trade academy from 1...
Congratulations to the industry for the work underway to improve safety. Your efforts are being noticed,...
Attending yesterday’s Future Business Leaders Forum as part of national Got a Trade Week has been...
Competenz CEO John Blakey is currently meeting with forestry owners, contractors and other key forestry stakeholders...
Contract Assessor Neville Muir is well known to many of the forestry crews in the South...
Health and safety (H&S) expert Fiona Ewing has recently been appointed to the Forest Industry Safety...
Brett Jobe has lived and breathed the forestry industry since he was 16 years old. By...
For many, working in the forestry industry isn’t the most glamourous of jobs, but for Stormy...
In early June, Year 11 and Year 12 students from Mount Hutt College’s Trades Academy class...
Celebrating excellence in the forestry industry at this year’s Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards
Close to 400 people turned out to celebrate the industry’s best at this year’s Southern Wood...
Our May 2015 Forestry Summary Update celebrates two years of supporting the forestry industry and the...
Thanks to all of you who spread the word with your companies about the Government’s Re-boot...
We’ve rounded up some of our industries’ achievements and successes from 2014 for you to enjoy. As...
Nomination forms went out to the industry today acknowledging the start of the Eastland Wood Council Forestry...
The official launch of Māori & Pasifika Trades Training: Auckland will be held on 12 February...
Jason Hemopo, Competenz National Forestry Moderator, has been leading workshops throughout New Zealand for our assessors working...
Competenz wants to play an active part in making sure all New Zealanders have the opportunity...
Competenz congratulates all forestry learners in our Otago and Southland regions who recently graduated at the Southern Wood...
In addition to our Mechanical Engineering, Food & Beverage manufacturing, Forestry and Transport industry coverage, mergers this...
Individual performance in a particular skill is assessed based on Unit Standards, written specifically for Forestry requirements...
Taranakipine – Damon Jacobsen With over 190 staff, it’s a fine thing that 80% of Taranakipine’s staff...
Michelle Harris – Human Resources Adviser on behalf of Carter Holt Harvey Pulp, Paper and Packaging Maintaining...
Adrian Greig – Juken New Zealand Adrian Greig jokes that his department deals with basically everything nobody...
*Modern Apprentice of the Year Nominations* Jamie Robertson – Production Manager, Waverley Sawmills Understanding people...
*What can we do better?* Industry is changing at a rapid pace and some of the qualifications...
Further consolidation of the ITO sector happened on May 1st when Competenz took over responsibility for...
Best practice guides
- Cable logging
- Chainsaw use
- Fire fighting contolled burn-offs
- Ground-based logging
- Land preparation
- Manual log making and processing
- Mechanised harvesting and processing
- Mobile plant
- Personal protective equipment
- Road and landing construction
- Silviculture pruning
- Tree felling
- Tree planting
- Working with helicopters
- Traffic control on private roads
- Maintenance inspections of yarder towers
Harvesting windthrown timber
- What causes a windthrown event - Part 1
- What causes a windthrown event - Part 2
- Hazard control for a major windthrow event
- Hazard assessment and salvage plan
- Contractor hazard identification and induction
- Planning for harvesting windthrown - Part 1
- Planning for harvesting windthrown - Part 2
- Harvesting methods - Part 1
- Harvesting methods - Part 2
- Butting off uprooted trees - Part 1
- Butting off uprooted trees - Part 2
- Butting off uprooted trees - Part 3
- Butting off uprooted trees - Part 4
- Heavy forward leaners - Part 1
- Heavy forward leaners - Part 2
- Use of machinery - Part 1
- Use of machinery - Part 2
Safe tree felling procedures
- Daily maintenance - Part 1
- Daily maintenance - Part 2
- Daily maintenance - Part 3
- Periodic maintenance - Part 1
- Periodic maintenance - Part 2
- Periodic maintenance - Part 3
- Periodic maintenance - Part 4
- Periodic maintenance - Part 5
- Periodic maintenance - Part 6
- The saw chain - Part 1
- The saw chain - Part 2
- The saw chain - Part 3
- Chain sharpening - Part 1
- Chain sharpening - Part 2
- Chain sharpening - Part 3
- Chain sharpening - Part 4
- Chain sharpening - Part 5
- Running in a new chain
- Drive sprockets & guide bars - Part 1
- Drive sprockets & guide bars - Part 2
- Drive sprockets & guide bars - Part 3
Talk to your industry manager about your qualification needs.
National Manager, Forestry
- 027 266 6621
Industry Manager, forestry, maritime, rail
- 021 814 552
National Moderator, Forestry
- 027 660 5563
Training Administrator, Forestry
- 07 349 5472
Account Manager, Northland
- 021 376 941
Account Manager, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel
- 027 272 3877
Account Manager, Central North Island, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne
- 027 439 9092
- 06 845 2698
Account Manager, Tauranga
- 027 438 8194
Account Manager, Lower North Island
- 027 422 2583
Account Manager, Upper South Island and West Coast
- 027 478 8096
Account Manager, Lower South Island
- 027 438 8096
- 03 4817 102
Targeted Review of Qualifications
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is reviewing all New Zealand's national and local qualifications. These reviews are called Targeted Reviews of Qualifications (TRoQs).