Domain - Forest Silvicultural Operations

Domain - Forest Silvicultural Operations

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Level 2

Demonstrate knowledge of selecting plantation trees
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard and unit standard 6952 were replaced by unit standard 31982.

6951 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of tree selection for commercial forestry operations, and explain job prescription requirements for tree selection.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 3

Prune plantation trees from the ground

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Version 10

1243 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a pruning role in a forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: maintain equipment used for pruning plantation trees from the ground; prepare for pruning plantation trees from the ground; prune plantation trees to job prescription requirements from the ground; and demonstrate knowledge of, and assess, pruning quality.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prune plantation trees from off the ground

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Version 10

1245 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a pruning role in a forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: maintain and check equipment used for pruning plantation trees from off the ground; prepare for pruning from off the ground; prune plantation trees to job prescription requirements from off the ground; and demonstrate knowledge of, and assess, pruning quality.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste

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Version 10

1247 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard covers early thinning to waste operations where the cull trees are generally of less than 200mm stump diameter. It is intended for people employed in a thinning role in a forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste; and thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste, using a chainsaw.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of selecting plantation trees

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Version 2 This unit standard replaced unit standard 6951 and unit standard 6952.

31982 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of tree selection for commercial forestry operations; explain job prescription requirements for tree selection; and select plantation trees for a forest crop.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of thinning plantation trees and equipment used

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Version 7

6950 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a thinning role in a commercial forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of thinning plantation trees, and the equipment used for thinning plantation trees.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Select plantation trees for a forest crop
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 7 This unit standard and unit standard 6951 were replaced by unit standard 31982.

6952 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a silvicultural role in a commercial forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to select plantation trees for a forest crop.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prune plantation trees with a chainsaw from off the ground

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Version 9

6972 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a pruning role in a forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare equipment for pruning trees with a chainsaw from off the ground; prepare for chainsaw pruning from off the ground; start a chainsaw on the ground and from a ladder; prune trees to job prescription requirements with a chainsaw from off the ground; and demonstrate knowledge of, and assess, pruning quality.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prune plantation trees with a chainsaw from the ground

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Version 9

6973 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a pruning role in a forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare equipment for pruning trees with a chainsaw from the ground; prepare for chainsaw pruning from the ground; prune trees to job prescription requirements with a chainsaw from the ground; and demonstrate knowledge of and assess pruning quality.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Select and thin plantation trees, over 200mm stump diameter, to waste

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Version 6

17767 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a thinning role in a commercial forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to thin plantation trees, over 200mm stump diameter, to waste; and select and thin plantation trees, over 200mm stump diameter, to waste using a chainsaw and felling aids.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Rescue an injured or disabled person from a tree

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Version 5

23097 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of harm that may result from working at heights in the forest industry; describe and rig the equipment used in tree rescue; rescue an injured or disabled person from a tree as a climber; rescue an injured or disabled person from a tree as the anchor; and take action regarding the rescued person''s injuries and dismantle, examine, and store rescue equipment.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Ultra-high prune plantation trees

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Version 6

23098 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a pruning role in a commercial forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: select trees for ultra-high pruning; ultra-high prune plantation trees to the prescribed height from a ladder and step; and use an approved work positioning device when pruning with the feet 4.5 (or more) metres from the ground.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 5

Demonstrate knowledge of and plan forestry operations

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1138.

25753 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the objectives of forest management; explain job prescriptions for forestry operations; demonstrate knowledge of land preparation; demonstrate knowledge of planting operations; demonstrate knowledge of releasing operations; demonstrate knowledge of fertilising operations; prepare an establishment plan for a site using given data; demonstrate knowledge of and plan silvicultural operations; and describe protection operations for a forest estate.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 22 June 2024