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.
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
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.