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Forest Practices Authority

Training

​​​​Training plays an important role in the forest practices system as it provides people with the skills required for the complex task of managing forests. Our specialists and colleagues from other agencies provide training for Forest Practices Officers as well as other people with specific and relevant training needs. Please contact us if you are interested in any of our upcoming courses or if you have any training requests.

Training events

CourseTimingDurationLocationRegistration

​Forest Practices for Supervisors 2023 NORTHERN COURSE A

Monday 25 September – Tuesday 26 September 2023
Monday 13 November – Tuesday 14 November 2023
​4 days 
​Perth
Register here for the Forest Practices for Supervisors course.
Forest Practices for Supervisors 2023 NORTHERN COURSE B

Wednesday 27 September – Thursday 28 September 2023
Wednesday 15 November – Thursday 16 November 2023, 
​4 days
​Perth
Register here for the Forest Practices for Supervisors course.

Forest Practices for Supervisors 2023 SOUTHERN COURSE
Tuesday 19 September– Wednesday 20 September 2023
Tuesday 28 November – Wednesday 29 November 2023
​4 days
​Geeveston
Register here for the Forest Practices for Supervisors course.


FPO Training Course 2023
June to November  2023
2 days per month, plus 4
day Biodiversity Course
​various
contact FPA for detials​
​Northern Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
​13 September 2023
​1 day
​Ulverstone
Register here for Tas Aboriginal Cultural Heritage​
​​Wildlife Habitat Clumps 

​March 2024
​1 day
​TBA regional areas
Tasmanian threatened eagle management
May 2024
2 days
TBA
north and south

​Threatened Flora

September 2024

1 day

TBA

 

FPO Training Course

This course covers the knowledge and skills required to become a Forest Practices Officer. Candidates for the course are expected to have qualifications or equivalent experience to Certificate IV level and must also demonstrate current knowledge and experience of forest operations in Tasmania.

The course is generally run over six months with 14 days of face-to-face contact and it requires approximately 42 hours of outside study time.

Successful completion of this course is one of the criteria necessary to apply to FPA to be appointed as a Forest Practices Officer.

The next course will be run in 2025, subject to demand.

Information and materials:

Forestry contractor environmental care training resources

2020 versions (valid until 2023)

Forest Practices for Contractors - Facilitator Presentation v2-2 PDF

Forest Practices for Contractors - Learner Guide v2-2

Forest Practices for Contractors - Learner Questionnaire v2-2

Forestry contractor training evaluation

2022 versions

Forest Practices for Contractors - Facilitator Presentation v3-0 PDF

Forest Practices for Contractors - Learner Guide v3-0 PDF

Forest Practices for Contractors - Learner Questionnaire v3-0 PDF

Forestry contractor training evaluation. docx

Summary of changes to resources 2022

Contact the FPA for the facilitator presentation PowerPoint and other documents.

WHS training resources

Follow the link below for training materials for FWPCOR2205 Follow WHS policies and procedures .

WHS Training Resources - Forestworks