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Certificate II in Forest Operations

Get started in the Australian forestry industry with the FWP20122 Certificate II in Forest Operations. This nationally recognised certificate is an excellent introduction to timber and forestry work and qualifies you for forest hand or nursery assistant positions. The course covers: on-the-job communications and safety, environmental protection and cultural heritage, safe lifting and carrying, site biosecurity procedures, setting cuttings, transplanting tree seedlings, operating tractors and work vehicles, tree pruning, and much more. You can also follow a specialisation that supports your career interests: General Operations, Silviculture, Timber Harvesting and Haulage, or Forest Nursery Production. Enquire now for specialisation units (and their availability) as well as training providers near you that offer this qualification.

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Delivery mode:
On Campus / Workplace

Average duration:
12 months

Nationally recognised training


This course can help you get a job as:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,050 weekly pay
$1,340 weekly pay
$1,250 weekly pay
$1,150 weekly pay
$1,050 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job Title
Average Salary
$1,550 weekly pay
$1,440 weekly pay
$1,440 weekly pay
$1,155 weekly pay
$1,440 weekly pay

Please note that weekly pay figures are estimates only of what you could possibly earn.

Nationally Recognised Training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning

RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

Payment Options

Course providers may offer flexible payment options for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront.

Enquire with a course provider to find out more.