Employers

We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

We partner with your industry associations (Forest Industry Contractors AssociationNZ Forest Owners AssociationNZ Farm Forestry Association) and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry and identifying potential trainees.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like local graduations, and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When apprentices enrol, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the forestry industry and the skills learners and businesses need to gain.

Qualifications available

Competenz can help with silviculture qualifications at both Level 3 and  Level 4. Due to recent changes in New Zealand apprenticeship funding rules, apprenticeships are no longer offered in silviculture. 

In some cases two programme options exist for each qualification. A trainee may be able to complete the qualification in a shorter time if they already have some of the required unit standards.

Strands

  • Breaking Out
  • Establishment
  • Landing Operations
  • Pruning

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the forest industry with individuals who have skills and knowledge relevant to entrylevel roles in a commercial forestry operation (establishment and silviculture) or commercial harvesting operation. Graduates will have a basic understanding of the industry and the hazardous nature of the industry. They will be able to work under close supervision to meet quality requirements of an operation while maintaining their own safety. The qualification includes four strands which represent distinct activities within the forestry industry that are undertaken in either forestry operations or harvesting operations.

NZQA qualification overview

Strands

  • Chemical Handling
  • Mensuration
  • Pruning
  • Thin to Waste

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the forestry industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge required to be employed in a production role in a commercial establishment, silviculture, or mensuration forestry operation.

Graduates will be able to work under limited supervision to meet the quality requirements of a job prescription.

The qualification includes four strands which represent distinct activities within forestry operations.

NZQA qualification overview

Strands

  • Silviculture
  • Harvesting

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the forest industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to be employed in a supervisory role in a forestry (silviculture) or harvesting operation. They will be able to plan and supervise day-to-day activities within a forestry or harvesting operation.

Graduates will be able to work without supervision and be responsible for the safe and efficient operation of forestry employees, plant and equipment. Graduates will also be capable of maintaining productivity within the operation.

The qualification includes two strands which represent planning and monitoring activities within harvesting and silviculture operations.

NZQA qualification overview