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.
FPA Risk Assessment Form
for FPOs only
Fri 12 August 2022
Climate change symposium
29 August 2022
Key Principles for Successful Investigation
for FPOs only
Wed 31 Aug 2022
Soil Erodibilty Course - North
TBC September 2022
29 September 2022
Compulsory FPO Refresher Course
Tues 18 October 2022 Burnie
Wed 19 October 2022 Launceston
Tue 25 October 2022 Hobart
3 regional courses
25 Nov 2022
Visual Landscape Management Refresher
Forest Botany Manual
Identifying and managing Threatened Native Vegetation Communities and EPBC Act listed Endangered Ecological communities
FPO Training Course 2023, subject to demand
June to November 2023
2 days per month, plus 4
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 2023, subject to demand.
Information and materials:
- FPO training resource manual (PDF)
- FPO Training Course assessment policy procedures and guidelines (PDF)
- Nomination form for FPO Training Course (.docx)