8413 Forestry and Logging Workers

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Forestry and Logging Workers
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


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.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
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.
Tasks Include:

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