Training & Certifications For Forestry, Horticulture & Viticulture Professionals
Why Choose Harris Training Services?
We have a commitment to ongoing quality training in contributing towards a safer more productive workforce in the public and private sectors of forestry, infrastructure, conservation, agriculture, horticulture and viticulture industries.
Some of the businesses we work with
What Our Clients Are Saying About Us
“ I have been attending various training courses and assessments run by Harris Training Services for the last eight years, mostly as a result of my role as a Biodiversity Ranger Supervisor with the Department of Conservation in the Marlborough Sounds.
I have always found this training organisation to be a pleasure to deal with. Shane brings a very practical and experienced skills set, along with an easy, engaging teaching style that our staff find very effective and enjoyable.
Kylie provides a very efficient, helpful and friendly service at all levels, right from the first phone call through to the final qualification. They continue to go the extra mile to ensure a smooth process for our team.
They are first class”.
Aubrey Tai, Ranger Supervisor, Biodiversity. Department Of Conservation
“In my role as General Manager for Pinoli Premium Pine Nuts. We have been using Harris Training Services since 2015 for Agrichemical and Chainsaw training for our staff and contractors. Our association with Harris Training has encouraged our staff to maintain a great attitude towards general and specific upskilling.
I have a forestry background and have been involved in training and in the NZQA unit standard system for 25 years. It seems to me that Harris Training (Shane Harris) sets the standard when it comes to delivering professional quality training. Shane’s manner and abilities inspires trainees to be safe and adhere to industry best practice.
I enthusiastically recommend Harris Training.”
Lee Paterson, General Manager, Pinoli Ltd
“The Chainsaw training course was exactly what I had signed up for. Using a chainsaw safely and being able to strip it down AND the all-important, reassembling it!! I’ve been disappointed when I attend courses because they can go off on a tangent to what is in the course description. Shane (Harris) certainly knows his stuff. He is practical, uses commons sense (not sure if that’s allowed these days) and he measures the course participants well and delivers the course content accordingly. Only problem now, I’m going to strip the chainsaws that I have here at home. Double edged blade…. Do it well, my husband will make me do it forever more and I’ll owe that to Shane. Do it bad, I’ll never be allowed to go near the workbench with the chainsaws again and I’ll have to put that down to my lack of ability to retain good instruction lol. I took along a Stihl MSA 140 C (battery operated just in case you didn’t know). It can tackle some big jobs!! “
Tamara Orr , Nelson