Becoming a Logging Plant Operator
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Becoming a Logging Plant Operator

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Operates plant to fell trees and drag, transport and load logs onto trucks. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 year
Average pay $70,681
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 500

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