UNIT GROUP 7995 FORESTRY AND LOGGING WORKERS
FORESTRY LABOURERS perform manual tasks associated with felling trees, logging, cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests.
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.
- 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
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