1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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FORESTRY LABOURERS perform manual tasks associated with felling trees, logging, cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • 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 manual or machine saws to fell trees
  • maintaining tree-felling equipment
  • assisting with loading and transporting logs
  • maintaining forest roads, buildings, facilities, signs and equipment
  • collecting seeds, cultivating and planting seedlings for reafforestation purposes
  • applying fertilisers, insecticides and herbicides to individual trees or general forest areas


This section contains the following subsection :
              7995-01 Supervisor, Forestry and Logging Workers
              7995-11 Tree Faller
              7995-13 Forestry Worker
              7995-15 Logging Assistant

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