NCEA L2 Forestry A

FOR2A
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning is required, but an interest in Forsestry and a willingness for physical work would help.


In this course you will learn the requirements for safe work practices as well as an outline of the forest industry in New Zealand. There are rules regarding working in forestry and you will become familiar with them.

You will also learn about the importance of the physical well being of primary industry workers.

Chainsaws are a vital tool for foresters. You will learn how to use them safely.

Finally, you will leave the course knowing how commercial forestry works.



Course Overview

Semester A
Students will look at the hydration, nutrition and sleep requirements for well-being in a Primary Industry worker. They will also look at the general health, safety and environmental requirements in Forestry including operating a chainsaw safely.

Learning Areas:

Careers and Transition - Ngā Ara Mahi, NCEA Level 2, Science - Pūtaiao



Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist, Arborist, Heavy Truck Driver, Insurance Loss Adjuster, Automotive Technician, Environmental Scientist, Firefighter, Ranger, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Forestry Scientist, Health and Safety Adviser, Helicopter Pilot, Nursery Grower/Worker, Pulp and Paper Mill Operator, Project Manager, Saw Doctor, Wood Processing Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will require a 1B5 book.