Course Type:
Short Course
Forestec, Online

Enquiry Online

Provide your details below and we'll be in contact soon!

Course Overview

In a single day, you can earn your Forest Operator’s License. This is mandatory for all Timber Harvesting Operator Licenses in Victoria, so gain the qualifications you need to work with ease. The two units in this qualification are conducted as two 4-hour courses on the same day, meaning you’ll walk away with your license straight away.

‘Timber harvesting’ refers to the harvesting of any tree, or part of any tree, for the purpose of processing and selling. The governing body for foresting, Forestworks, requires you to successfully complete these two units before you will receive your Forest Operator’s License. Working in this sector will take you outdoors in your chosen industry as a safe and efficient operator.

Course Dates

Online8.30am – 4.30pm22/10/2021
Enrolments close 13 October
Forestec8.30am – 4.30pm26/11/2021

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon completion of this course, students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

Career Opportunities


Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost


Materials Fees

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information

Students need to be aware that additional applications need to be submitted to Forestworks to achieve the Forest Operators License. Please see the Forestworks FOL website for more details:


Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit CodeUnit Description
FWPCOR2203Follow environmental care procedures
FWPCOR2205Follow WHS policies and procedure


Students participate in classroom theory sessions supplemented by practical experience.