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Overview

Logging Assistants assist with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.

Day-to-day

  • removes major branches and tree tops, trims branches and saws trunks into logs
  • assists with loading and transporting logs
  • plans the felling of trees and determines the natural and intended fall of each tree
  • clears surrounding area of saplings and debris prior to tree-felling
  • operates and maintains manual and machine saws to fell trees and to cut felled trees into logs.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Logging Assistant

  • You can work as a Logging Assistant without formal qualifications, however, a certificate II or III in forestry (harvesting and haulage) or horticulture may be useful.

    Take a Certificate I in Forest and Forest Products

  • Registration or licencing may be required.

Skills employers are looking for

  • First Aid

  • Traffic Management

  • Recruiting

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Tower Climbing

  • Tree Felling

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