New Zealand Diploma in Forest Management (Level 6) in Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Campus: Rotorua

Duration: 2 years

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee: $35,900

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The agriculture industry wants people who can use leadership and technical skills to the long-term strategy and management of forestry operations.

After completing two-year diploma, you’ll have the skills to work in a technical role within the forest sectors. You could be assisting to manage New Zealand’s vast production forest estate.

You’ll acquire everything about the business of forest management, from planting to harvesting and selling.

A good blend of theory and practical learning will make sure that you are job-ready at the end of the program.

You’ll also become capable in using a vast range of forest industry specific software.

Subjects you will cover:

  • Science Communication
  • Forestry Industry Overview
  • Forest Science
  • Harvesting Operations
  • Forest Health and Nutrient Management
  • Forestry Operations
  • Plan and Monitor Production
  • Remote Sensing and Statistics
  • Growth Modelling and Forest Valuation
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Forestry Business Systems
  • Applied Science Project
  • Forest Engineering
  • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Plan Management of Forest Estates

    You may get employment within the growing and harvesting fields of the forest industry in a technical or management role. This may include:

  • Forest mensuration and inventory
  • Operational quality control
  • Operations supervision
  • Harvest planning
  • Operational planning
  • Logistics
  • Wood supply and supply chain
  • Port operational role
  • Health and safety management

    You can further apply for Bachelor of Applied Management

    Eligibility criteria:

    Academic eligibility:

    10+2 in medical/ non-medical

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 Speaking, Reading, Writing and listening score required is 5.5
    1. TOEFL Score of 60 is required with a writing score of 20
    2. PTE required score is 42


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