Logging Plant Operator

Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 2 years
Average pay $69,001
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 700

How do I become a Logging Plant Operator in Victoria?

To work as a Logging Plant Operator in Victoria, you'll need:
  • Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • Recommended

  • Current Drivers Licence

What does a Logging Plant Operator do?

  • Prepares and positions plant for operation
  • Operates tractor-drawn and self-propelled plant to plough land and sow, fertilise, cultivate and harvest crops, and avoid damaging crops
  • Adjusts speed, height and depth of implements
  • Operates plant to hold, lift and cut trees
  • Operates attachments to lift, swing, release and sort trees and logs, and operates auxiliary plant such as chipping machines and log splitting machines
  • Feeds felled trees into processors to strip limbs and cut into logs and loading logs onto stockpiles and into trucks
  • Keeps log tallies and writes work reports


  • Forwarder Operator
  • Skidder Operator
  • Tree Feller Operator

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Certificate II in Arboriculture
Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage