Forestry Worker

Assists with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $47,703
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 300

What does a Forestry Worker do?

  • 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

Specialisations

  • Fire Lookout
  • Forestry Tree Pruner
  • Tree Planter

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
TAFE
Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
TAFE
Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
TAFE
Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
Certificate IV in Forest Operations
Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management