New Zealand’s plantation forests are expected to grow in value over the next 15 years. Forest managers manage entire forests and provide logistical support and quality control. Forestry operations workers convert trees into logs, preparing the primary product for the next stage of sawmilling. Solid wood processing is the remanufacturing of a renewable timber resource into value added products for local and international markets.




OSH level 3 courses are being facilitated by Competenz around the country in the next few months.

The course is $250.00 per person for 4 days training and is heavily subsidised by Competenz for industry to meet upcoming compliance requirements.

Please use the link to the OSH landing and booking webpage –

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Solid wood manufacturing qualifications are comprised of a number of disciplines, each with a unique qualification variation (stand) and specific unit standards (learning outcomes) to help assess competency and promote best practices in the yard or in the processing factory. In some cases two programme options exist for each qualification. A shorter duration option may be chosen if the trainee already holds some of the required units and will therefore complete the qualification in a shorter time.

Competenz also offers solid wood manufacturing apprenticeships which result in the completion of both a Level 3 and Level 4 qualification. Our solid wood manufacturing apprenticeships include: Apprenticeship in finger Jointing Apprenticeship in Saw Doctoring Apprenticeship in Sawmilling Apprenticeship in Timber Machining All of our apprenticeships comply with the New Zealand Apprenticeship rules.

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