Competenz can provide training plans, support and qualifications – tailored to your businesses specific needs.

How we work with you

We partner with your industry associations (Forest Industry Contractors Association (FICA), NZ Forest Owners Association (FOA), NZ Farm Forestry Association (FFA)) and members of your industry to help recruit and build talented employees. This support includes promoting careers in your industry and identifying potential trainees.

We also ensure your industry’s qualifications continue to meet needs, support industry events like local graduations, and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

When your worker enrols as an apprentice or learner, we assign them a Competenz account manager. Our account managers understand the forestry industry and the skills learners and businesses need

Forestry is an industry that offers great career opportunities. Find the one that fits you here.

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Qualifications available

Forestry harvesting involves a number of technical disciplines. Each discipline has a unique qualification and set of unit standards designed to develop competence and promote best practice on site.

Trainees may complete these qualifications individually and progress from one level to the next. Programme length varies but qualifications typically take from 9-18 months to complete.

Apprenticeships are also available in some disciplines. An apprenticeship usually combines two qualifications into one programme and will take longer to complete. Apprentices have a longer term commitment to the industry and receive a greater level of support from Competenz.

Your Competenz account manager can discuss the best apprenticeship or training option for your business and your trainee.

The qualifications available are listed below.

The best part? Earn while you learn - there's no student loan

You’ll get qualified without a student loan, all while learning practical skills from industry experts. You can put that money towards something else you really want – might be a new car, new tools or a new house.

Qualifications on offer

Apprenticeships available now

We help good employers hire apprentices. Check out all the apprenticeship jobs we have available around the country.

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Industries we serve

We provide training in 37 sectors across New Zealand from engineering, signmaking and printing through to bakery and textile manufacture.

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