841312 - Logging Assistant
Fells trees in forests, and trims and saws them into logs. Registration or licensing may be required.
- Hardwood Faller
- Softwood Faller
Skills Assessment Authority
No caveats apply to this occupation.
Group: 8413 Forestry and Logging Workers
perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and sawing trees.
Tree Surgeons are excluded from this unit group. Tree Surgeons are included in Unit Group 3622 Gardeners, in Occupation 362212 Arborist.
- maintaining forest roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment
- killing weeds, felling and de-barking non-productive trees and thinning young plantations
- collecting seeds, and cultivating and planting seedlings for reafforestation purposes
- applying fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides to individual trees and general forest areas
- maintaining look-out for fires in forests
- removing major branches and tree tops, trimming branches and sawing trunks into logs
- assisting with loading and transporting logs
- planning the felling of trees and determining the natural and intended fall of each tree
- clearing surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling
- operating and maintaining manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
AQF Certificate II or III (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 4)
At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.
Occupations in this Group
- 841311 Forestry Worker
- 841312 Logging Assistant
- 841313 Tree Faller