Forest Industry Training Opportunities

There are many training opportunities for people working in or wanting to work in the Tasmanian forest industry.

Training can be undertaken at school with a school-based apprenticeship, in the workplace as a trainee, via skill sets and short courses or at a University.

There may be funding opportunities available to support people undertaking training, and there are also organisations that can provide support and information.

Industry stakeholders have been working with TasTAFE to develop a Pilot Certificate IV Skill Set focused on leadership, management and safety.

Training opportunities in the forest industry

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Career Education

  • Arbre Forest Industries Training and Careers Hub collaborates to create and facilitate training programs to meet the needs of the forest industry workforce.
  • Forest Education Foundation provides teachers and students with the opportunity to learn about forest systems and the way we interact with them.
  • Forest Learning provides educators with free teaching resources relevant to the Australian Curriculum and with a focus on Australian forests and sustainable timber products

Vocational Education & Training (VET)

  • TasTAFE is the public training provider with Certificate III Forest Operations on scope for delivery
  • Timber Training Creswick delivers a number of forest industry qualifications.
  • Forest and Wood Products Training Package – details all of Nationally Endorsed units of competency, skill sets and qualifications for the forest and timber industry.
  • Skills Impact – collaborates with industry, government and training partners to track trends in sectors such as forestry. They will be establishing a Jobs and Skills Council, Skills Insight that will deliver outcomes to support a responsive VET system and a skilled workforce.
  • ForestWorks is an industry owned not-for-profit organisation offering services to suppor the skills development of the forest, wood, paper, timber and furnishing industries.

Apprenticeships & Traineeships

  • Apprentices and Trainees page details information and links for employers who may be considering employing an apprentice or trainee.

Tertiary Education

  • National Institute for Forest Products Innovation (NIFPI) – Australian, South Australian, Tasmanian and Victorian Governments have committed $15 million towards the operations of three forest and wood innovation Centres.
  • ARC for Forest Value at the University of Tasmania provides research solutions to industry driven problems in the forest and wood products sector.
  • Forestry Australia provides information on Australian and international tertiary and vocational training in forestry.
  • Southern Cross University Bachelor of Forest Science has a focus on sustainable subtropical forestry, developing strong practical skills, exposure to native and planted forests and integrates studies in commercial wood production and sustainable resource management.

Funding Opportunities

  • Skills Tasmania provides a range of funding opportunities for nationally recognised vocational education and training in Tasmania.