New Zealand Certificate in Tree Felling and Clearing (Non-Production)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Subject area

Forestry Studies


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide people who have gained sufficient knowledge and skills to operate safely and effectively in roles outside of the forest industry (non-production) that involve the felling and clearing of trees.

This qualification is intended for people who in the Department of Conservation, the Army, rural fire fighting, forestry (supervisors or security), road construction and maintenance, and track construction and maintenance.

Graduates of this qualification will be capable of planning and undertaking the felling and clearing of trees under limited supervision. Those that complete the Hazardous Tree Management strand are able to fell trees under hazardous circumstances under limited supervision.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Forestry Studies at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

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Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 86 22 84
Phone: 0800 86 22 84

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