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.
|Course||Timing||Duration||Location||Course content and cost|
|Eucalypt Identification Course||September 2021||1 day, 3 locations|
Southern Tas: 9 Sept 2021
North-western Tas: 23 Sept 2021
Northern Tas: 22 Sept 2021
|Intro to Biodiversity Management |
Under the Forest Practices System NORTH
|Wed 24 Nov 2021||1 day||Legana Memorial Hall and surrounds.||Registration|
|FPA Risk Assessment Form||Spring 2021||1 day||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Soil Erodibilty Course||May 2022||1 day||NWemail@example.com|
|Aboriginal Cultural Heritage||June 2022||1 day||Bruny Islandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Key principles for Successful Investigation||June 2022||1 day||Launcestonemail@example.com|
|Biodiversity in Plantations||July 2022||1 day||Northern Tasmaniafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karst Field Day||September 2022||1 day||TBAemail@example.com|
|Compulsory FPO Refresher Course||October 2022||1 day||likely 3 regional firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Threatened Flora||October 2022||1 day||TBAemail@example.com|
|Forest Botany Manual||October 2022||1 day||TBAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|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:
- FPO training resource manual (PDF)
- FPO Training Course assessment policy procedures and guidelines (PDF)
- Nomination form for FPO Training Course (.docx)
Forestry contractor environmental care training resources
Contact the FPA for the facilitator presentation PowerPoint and other documents.