Becoming a Forestry Worker
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Becoming a Forestry Worker

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Assists with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $49,205
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 800

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


  • Fire Lookout
  • Forestry Tree Pruner
  • Tree Planter