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Silviculture Apprenticeship Qualification Review

Consultation to discuss changes requested by industry to the Level 4 Forestry qualification is underway.

2330 New Zealand Certificate in Forest Industry Operations (Planning and Monitoring) (Level 4) with strands in Harvesting, and Silviculture.  As a result of this consultation, the NZ Certificate in Forestry (Planning and Monitoring) - Silviculture strand (L4) has been increased to 60 credits.

Forestry Subject Matter Experts (SME) have been included to identify the changes required to credits associated with Graduate Outcome 6 (planning and management of quality control using prescription maps).

As part of the review, Unit Standard 1224 Use prescription maps for forestry operations (Level 3, 5 credits) has changed to a Level 4, 10 credits standard.  The changes to support the increase include two new Graduate Profile Outcomes (GPO) that reflect changes and challenges of electronic prescription mapping in forestry. 
The development of an NZA in Forest Silviculture Operations (Level 4) by Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL) is now possible. Any programmes or NZA which lead to Forestry qualifications are required to be reviewed by Muka Tangata for endorsement prior to submission to New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

The development of learning and assessment resources would also be the responsibility of Te Pūkenga WBL, with Muka Tangata responsible for pre-assessment moderation for assessments based on unit or skills standards.  
Muka Tangata will provide support to Te Pūkenga WBL on this work, but all aspects of resource development, including timeframes or input from SME, are outside the remit of the WDC. 
For more information contact - Melissa Lee Smith.