The Forest Practices Authority


Overseeing the training of Forest Practices Officers is a function of the FPA under section 4C of the Forest Practices Act 1985.

Although training undertaken by the FPA is focused on Forest Practices Officers, and other people with training needs to meet the requirements under the Act, course places may occasionally be available to others.

Contact Chris Grove for details on upcoming courses:

Chris Grove, FPA Training Coordinator,

FPO Training Course

The next FPO course will take place between May and December 2019, subject to numbers. Contact Chris Grove to register interest.

Click on the links below to download the information.

FPO training resource manual

Module 5 Fire management pre-course reading and assignment for participants

FPO Training Course assessment policy procedures and guidelines

Nomination form for FPO Training Course

Training events

CourseContactTimingDurationLocationCourse content and cost
Field Botany 29 April 2020
N 30 April 2020
SE 6 May 2020
1 daylikely 3 regional courses


Northern course:

North-east course:

South-east course:

Southern course:

Eagle Habitat Identification and Management Course 19 May
Field trip 20 May (TBC)
2 daysTheory in Launceston
Field trip TBC
Threatened Plant Adviser

Aboriginal cultural heritage 20201 dayHobart

Soil Erodibilty or May 20201
FPO Training Course to July 20202 days per
Biodiversity to Spring 20203 days or 4 days if on FPO Training
FPO Refresher 2020i daylikely 3 regional

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