New Zealand Certificate in Tree Felling & Clearing (non-production)

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New Zealand Certificate in Tree Felling & Clearing (non-production )

The purpose of this New Zealand Certificate is to provide people operating in roles outside of the forest industry (non-production) that involve the felling and clearing of trees, with the skills and knowledge required to carry out this work safely and effectively. Graduates of this qualification will be capable of planning and undertaking the felling and clearing of trees under limited supervision.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

– Use a chainsaw for basic operations and carry out basic maintenance.

– Safely fell a range of tree sizes, in a variety of conditions, using conventional felling cuts in a non-production situation.

– Plan and manage the safe felling or clearing of hazardous trees in a non-production tree felling situation.

-Graduates of this qualification will be able fell and clear trees as part of carrying out their primary role outside of the forest industry (non-production) and will be able to fell hazardous tress in addition to non-hazardous trees.

Please note: Harris Training Services requires the trainee of this qualification to be employed in a position that allows on job training and assessment. Trainees will be required to have access to a suitable training environment for the felling , clearing and hazardous tree aspect of the assessments this qualification includes.

Please enquire about signing up with Competenz to enrol on this training plan. 

New Zealand Certificate in Tree Felling & Clearing (non production)

  • Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation
    NZQA Unit Standard: 6917
    Credits: 12 @level 2
  • Maintain a chainsaw
    NZQA Unit Standard: 43
    Credits: 10 @ level 3
  • Demonstrate knowledge of tree felling
    NZQA Unit Standard: 17763 Credits: 5 @ level 3
  • Fell trees safely using a chainsaw
    NZQA Unit Standard: 17766
    Credits:15 @ level 3
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of factors that affect the performance of forestry works
    NZQA Unit Standard: 22994
    Credits: 10 @ level 3