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Qualification: DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Forestry Technician

DIPLOMA OF VOCATIONAL SECONDARY EDUCATION with professional qualification: Forestry Technician

Qualification Information

- Able to perform intellectual operations at the level of knowledge, understanding, use and simple analysis.
- Uses knowledge and theoretical understanding in wide-ranging complex activities.
- Able to obtain and evaluate information independently.
- Uses wide-ranging knowledge and skills for the solution of well-formulated, but unknown and unforeseeable problems.
- Has detailed, theoretical knowledge and understanding corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Has wide-ranging skills and proficiency essential for the profession corresponding to the professional qualification.
- Able to perform the work of executor independently, including the planning and supervision of the work to be performed.
- Knows and is able to apply appropriate technologies.
- Able to apply information acquisition and processing technologies in professional activity.
- Latvian language proficiency developed and foreign language(-s) proficiency improved.
- Knows and understands links between historical developments of their county, Latvia, Europe and world.
- Able to apply mathematical knowledge and skills in professional work.
- Able to apply knowledge about the facts and laws of natural sciences in professional activity.
- Able to evaluate the processes occurring in nature and society and comprehend them in their system and development.
- Understands the principle of coherence of ecological space and observes the environmental protection requirements in professional activity.
- Understands the basic principles of market economy.
- Able to find their place in the economic structures of society and able to operate therein.
- Understands the economic relationship between employer and employee and knows the relevant legislation.
- Has a conception of the political structure of the European Union, as well as of the principles of single economic area and the mobility of the labour force.
- Evaluates their abilities adequately.
- Plans activity in compliance with circumstances, possibilities and their abilities.
- Plans time in accordance with task.
- Able to make justified choice and make a decision independently in familiar and less familiar circumstances.
- Able to answer for the quantitative and qualitative result of their professional activities, assumes partial responsibility for the work performed by others.
- Is determined, systematic and rational when working.
- Is careful and accurate.
- Able to assume initiative.



Competences:

1. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of notion:
1.1. forest industry structure and basic functions;
1.2. occupational diseases, their causes;
1.3. basics of hunting management.
2. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of understanding:
2.1. laws and regulations in the forest industry;
2.2. biology and ecology;
2.3. basics of physics;
2.4. basics of chemistry;
2.5. basics of business and accounting;
2.6. legal employment relations;
2.7. professional communication.
3. The KNOWLEDGE at the level of use:
3.1. forestry (forest botany, typology and ecology, dendrology);
3.2. organization and planning of the forestry work;
3.3. forest taxation;
3.4. forest protection;
3.5. plant protection tools in the forestry;
3.6. forest regeneration and cultivating;
3.7. wood science (wood materials and their quality, wood wounds);
3.8. production cost formation, principles and calculations;
3.9. use of forest machines (machines used in forest regeneration and cultivating, tree nurseries and logging);
3.10. basics of logging (felling scheduling, landscape planning, preparation of wood materials, transportation and felling residue processing methods (working techniques), basic principles of control measurement performance);
3.11. use of brush cutter and notor saw;
3.12. forest infrastructure maintenance;
3.13. map reading, area survey, felling sketch preparation;
3.14. fire safety regulations, fire safety and fire prevention methods;
3.15. acting in the event of accident and provision of the first aid;
3.16. labour protection;
3.17. environmental protection and nature protection in the forestry;
3.18. electrical safety requirements;
3.19. professional forestry terms and symbols in the official language and one foreign language;
3.20. mathematical calculations (area, cubage, quantity, %, size, volume and cost calculations);
3.21. one foreign language at the professional communication level;
3.22. road traffic regulations and traffic safety;
3.23. official language.



Skills:

1. To recognize and differentiate plant, moss, shrub, and woody sort litters, determine types of soil and forest.
2. To choose the type of forest regeneration (sowing, planting, natural), renewable sorts, use suitable forest regeneration techniques and methods, prepare appropriate instruments and materials for work.
3. To choose the method of soil preparation for forest regeneration and afforestation.
4. To perform maintenance of forest work (to cultivate seed plantations, to harvest cones and seeds, perform seed pre-treatment and storage).
5. To perform tree nursery work (to vaccinate, prepare the soil, sow, plant, cultivate crops and plantings, use plant fertilizers ( calculate norms, prepare fluids and so on), perform transplanting, prepare seedlings for realization).
6. To measure and identify the area, prepare sketches of the measured areas.
7. To define target types and maintenance intensity, take care of the restored and cultivated forest area, prune the growing trees.
8. To work with a motor saw.
9. To monitor the forest machine operator used in the forest nurseries and forest management and the work of employees in the forest nurseries or forest regeneration.
10. To build target stands.
11. To determine forest inventory parameters (stand age, tree height, diameter, basal area, tree benefit categories).
12. To choose future trees.
13. To determine the types of forest pests and disease, degree of development and damage.
14. To choose the right forest protection methods.
15. To use herbal remedies.
16. To recognize the types of forest animals and birds.
17. To work with hand and electrical measuring instruments and specialized forestry computer programs.
18. To perform simple repair and maintenance of instruments and tools, prepare them for work.
19. To use fuel, oil, and technical liquids relevant to the technical specification.
20. To use computers, specialized computer programs and electronic communication sources.
21. To find, evaluate, and use information related to the ongoing tasks.
22. To perform calculations of technological process and compose an estimate.
23. To plan and organize your work, take responsibility for the results of your work.
24. To record and control progress of the ongoing tasks (including work of forest machine operators), quality and used materials.
25. To work in a team and independently, take the initiative, comply with the work culture and professional ethics, solve issues during the work process.
26. To work by meeting the nature and environmental protection requirements, use environmentally friendly materials.
27. To orientate in the industry laws and regulations, use forestry knowledge and the latest development technologies in the forest management industry.
28. To observe the labour protection, fire safety and electrical safety requirements.
29. To use correct, ergonomic and safe working techniques, use personal and collective protection products.
30. To plan preventive fire safety measures, choose fire prevention methods according to the forest type.
31. To evaluate types of the forest fires, fire extinguishing techniques, perform fire prevention measure planning, organizing and extinguishing.
32. To find, analyse, and use information about the latest technologies in the field of forestry and constantly develop the professional competence.
33. To provide the first aid.
34. To drive light motor vehicles and wheeled tractors.
35. To have a good command of the official language.
36. To have a good command of one foreign language at the professional communication level.
37. To use professional terminology in the official language and one foreign language.
38. To use knowledge of business and accounting.



Knowledge:

1. To recognize and differentiate plant, moss, shrub, and woody sort litters, determine types of soil and forest.
2. To choose the type of forest regeneration (sowing, planting, natural), renewable sorts, use suitable forest regeneration techniques and methods, prepare appropriate instruments and materials for work.
3. To choose the method of soil preparation for forest regeneration and afforestation.
4. To perform maintenance of forest work (to cultivate seed plantations, to harvest cones and seeds, perform seed pre-treatment and storage).
5. To perform tree nursery work (to vaccinate, prepare the soil, sow, plant, cultivate crops and plantings, use plant fertilizers ( calculate norms, prepare fluids and so on), perform transplanting, prepare seedlings for realization).
6. To measure and identify the area, prepare sketches of the measured areas.
7. To define target types and maintenance intensity, take care of the restored and cultivated forest area, prune the growing trees.
8. To work with a motor saw.
9. To monitor the forest machine operator used in th

Reference Data

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NQF Level: 
4
Awarding body: 

- Ogres tehnikums

Awarding body contact info: 

"Ogres meža tehnikums", AIZUPES, TĪNŪŽU PAGASTS, IKŠĶILES NOVADS, LV-5001
Tālr.: 65024254, 65022133, 65024479
Fakss: 65055201
E-pasts: ovt@ovt.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Forestry technician (3143 03)

Access requirements: 

Certificate of general basic education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes)