Role and key duties
Forestry officers perform a variety of tasks to reforest and protect timber tracts and maintain forest facilities, such as roads and campsites.
Duties may include: preparing sites for tree planting; raising and packaging cuttings and seedlings at a forest nursery; undertaking planting and other re-growth activities of native or plantation forests; controlling weeds and pests in both new and established forests using fertilisers, insecticides andherbicides; pruning and thinning trees in plantations by hand and using mechanical equipment; and the collection of seeds.
Minimum qualification required
Completion of Year 12 or equivalent (including VCE , VCAL or Certificate II VET sector accreditation).
Traineeship or Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management.
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