NCEA L2 Forestry B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss R. Kane

Recommended Prior Learning

Students wishing to complete the practical credit assessment for operating chainsaw will need to have completed US6916 from Semester A.  Students can complete US6916 instead of US6917 if they have not done Semester A.

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 and how forestry operates within these guidelines. Students will have trips to visit various aspects of forestry.

Chainsaws are a vital tool for foresters. You will learn how to use them safely and gain credits for operating it safely and correctly. 


Course Overview

Semester B
Students will gain knowledge and skills in taking the chainsaws apart and then progressing how to use them. They will learn a general overview of commercial forestry in New Zealand.

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, Forest Manager, Forestry and Logging Worker, Forestry Scientist, Health and Safety Adviser, Helicopter Pilot, Nursery Grower/Worker, Project Manager, Wood Processing Worker

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students will require a 1B5 book