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Forest Practices Authority


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

CourseTimingDurationLocationEventbrite registration

FPA Risk Assessment Form

for FPOs only

Fri 12 August 2022

1 day



Climate change symposium

29 August 2022




Key Principles for Successful Investigation

for FPOs only

Wed 31 Aug 2022

1 day



Soil Erodibilty Course  - North

TBC September 2022

1 day



Research Update

29 September 2022

1 day  

Compulsory FPO Refresher Course

Tues 18 October 2022 Burnie

Wed 19 October 2022 Launceston

Tue 25 October 2022 Hobart

1 day

3 regional courses


Frog course

25 Nov 2022

1 day



Visual Landscape Management Refresher

November 2022

1 day



Threatened Flora

October 2023

1 day



Forest Botany Manual

early-mid 2023

1 day



Identifying and managing Threatened Native Vegetation Communities and EPBC Act listed Endangered Ecological communities

2022/23 FY

1 day



FPO Training Course 2023, subject to demand

June to November  2023

2 days per month, plus 4
day Biodiversity Course



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:

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.