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Forest Practices Authority


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.

Training events

CourseTimingDurationLocationCourse content and cost
Intro to Biodiversity Management
Under the Forest Practices System NORTH
Wed 24 Nov 20211 dayLegana Memorial Hall and surrounds.Registration
FPA Risk Assessment Form May 2022 1 day TBA
Soil Erodibilty Course May 2022 1 day NW
Aboriginal Cultural HeritageJune 20221 dayBruny
Key principles for Successful InvestigationJune 20221
Biodiversity in PlantationsJuly 20221 dayNorthern
Karst Field DaySeptember 20221
Compulsory FPO Refresher Course October 2022 1 day likely 3 regional courses
Threatened FloraOctober 20221
Forest Botany ManualOctober 20221
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:

Forestry contractor environmental care training resources

Forest Practices for Contractors - Facilitator Presentation v2-2 PDF

Forest Practices for Contractors - Learner Guide v2-2

Forest Practices for Contractors - Learner Questionnaire v2-2

Forestry contractor training evaluation

Contact the FPA for the facilitator presentation PowerPoint and other documents.