Logging Assistant

Assists with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.
Training time 1 year
Average pay $51,934
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 100

What does a Logging Assistant 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

  • Sleeper Cutter

Related courses

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