Apprenticeships, Courses and Workplace Training

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology Rotorua


At Toi Ohomai you can choose to study Forestry Operations or Forest Management. 

​NZ Certificate in Forestry Operations

cover topics such as forestry business planning, health and safety, landing operations and processing, chainsaw safety and use, quality control and silviculture. 

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NZ Dipoloma in Forest Management

covers business communications, marketing, finance and statistics, forest health and nutrition management, forest supply chain management, hardware fundamentals and technology, harvesting operations and silviculture planning.

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There are also 12 and 20 week courses available in Basic Machine Operation.

Please visit their website or contact us to understand campus life in Rotorua, and full student funding available.




Don't want to go to tertiary study? Then you can look at:

​Workplace training and Forestry Management apprenticeships

This means you can work in the industry and gain qualifications along the way.  Often an employer will contribute to your training.

Compentenz provides training programmes for employees in the workplace.  From 1 January 2018 the first two years of industry training will be fees free for eligible learners.  Check to see which programmes are included.

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Don't know any employers in the industry? Want more information? We can help. Call or email the SNI Wood Council.