Career Harvest

Assistant Forester

Assist planning and support for development and maintenance of forestry plantations.


  • Assist in development and operational management of plantations by undertaking forestry operations
  • Assist in planting, site preparation, site establishment, noxious weeds, vermin, fencing, pest and disease identification, tree nutrition and land evaluation activities
  • Monitor plantations and ensure management of inventory
  • Assist in implementation of cutting programs to assure continuous production of timber and to assist timber production goals
  • Implement methods of cutting and removing timber with minimum waste and environmental damage and suggest methods of processing wood for various uses
  • Assist in implementing projects for control of floods and soil erosion
  • Comply with all safety and environment policies and procedures by identifying and reporting incidents to assist in rectifying and improving safety procedures
  • General duties as required

Personal Requirements

  • problem solving skills
  • like working outdoors
  • communication skills
  • enjoy science and the environment
  • planning skills
  • work independently
  • computer skills
  • management and organisation skills


For this Position, the skills required could have been developed through on the job training, previous work experience in other related roles and/or through specialised or vocation training.   For further information on relevant vocational training at School level Click Here

For further Information on TAFE Courses Click below by state NSW Vic SA Tas NT WA QLD

Australian Capital Territory

Australian National University

New South Wales

Southern Cross University

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