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Forestry and Logging Workers perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and sawing trees. Tree Surgeons not included here, they are included under Gardeners.
Assists with cultivating, maintaining and protecting forests. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Fire Lookout, Forestry Tree Pruner, Tree Planter
Assists with logging, felling and sawing of trees in forests.
Specialisations: Sleeper Cutter
Fells trees in forests, and trims and saws them into logs. Registration or licensing may be required.
Specialisations: Hardwood Faller, Softwood Faller
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Jobs and Small Business projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a very small occupation employing 1,500 workers. The number of workers has fallen over the past 5 years. Over the next 5 years (to May 2022) the number of workers is expected to stay about the same at 1,500. Around 1,000 job openings are likely over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.
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A Certificate II or III, or at least 1 year of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Even with a qualification, sometimes experience or on-the-job training is necessary. Registration or licensing may also be required.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for Forestry and Logging Workers who are reliable, hardworking and physically fit.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
Planning and coordination of people and resources.
Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.
Skills can be improved through training or experience. The skills workers rate as most important are shown below.
Controlling equipment or systems.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
Maintaining equipment and deciding what maintenance will be needed in the future.
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
The physical and social abilities workers rate as the most important are shown below.
Quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat.
Decide which thing is closer or further away from you, or decide how far away it is.
Use your arms and/or legs at the same time while sitting, standing, or lying down.
Quickly move your hand, finger, or foot when a sound, light, picture or something else appears.
Keep your hand or arm steady.
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.The importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 45-4022.00 - Logging Equipment Operators.
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Operate machines or processes either directly or using controls (not including computers or vehicles).
Running, manoeuvring, navigating, or driving things like forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
Comparing objects, actions, or events, looking for differences between them or changes over time.
Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing mechanical machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment.
Giving information to supervisors, co-workers, and staff by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.
How often do you work outdoors, exposed to the weather?
How often are you exposed to pollutants, gases, dust or odours?
How often do you work near dangerous equipment like saws, machinery with open moving parts, or moving traffic?
How much time do you spend using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
How often do you talk with people face-to-face?
Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants, animals, and materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.