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Qualification: Forestry Technician (no legal status)

Forestry Technician (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Certificate holders will be able to: 

  • plan, lead and monitor work in forest production and activities,
  • perform high-quality work and assignments in cultivating and protecting forests, ensuring the ecological and social functions of forests and in forest tree propagation,
  • perform high-quality planning of wild animal management,
  • market forest wood products,
  • produce high-quality felling and hauling plans, supervise work in a forest work site and keep records of work done,
  • responsibly keep order in forests and obtain dendrometric parameters,
  • use forestry machinery and equipment, while observing the regulations on safety at work,
  • cooperate in a group and communicate in writing and orally with co-workers, experts and clients, using the basic professional terminology in the field of forestry,
  • communicate with co-workers, clients and others in organising work, carrying out specific tasks and solving problems,
  • use modern information and communication technology to communicate and to plan and organise cost-effective work and work procedures in the professional field,
  • protect and rationally use natural energy sources and raw materials in performing forestry work.

Elective: 

  • selecting, sorting and mechanically processing wood and semi-products and cutting logs on machines for primary timber processing,
  • performing high-quality planning for tree felling and hauling of forest timber varieties,
  • obtaining seeds and producing forest tree seedlings,
  • familiarity with forest flora and fauna and ecosystems of the forest landscape.

Certificate holders supplement their key vocational knowledge and abilities with key general knowledge in line with national standards.

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Matura/vocational course, higher vocational education (SQF level 6), professional higher education (SQF level 7) and academic higher education (SQF level 7).

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  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education.

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Students' vocational abilities and skills and the fulfilment of conditions to obtain credits in accordance with the relevant education programme are established through verification and assessment. Assessment of students also takes into account non-formally acquired knowledge, which must be adequately demonstrated. Students are assessed using grades from 5 (excellent) to 1 (inadequate).

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Students must successfully (i.e. with passing grades) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules, three elective vocational modules and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities and work placement requirements and pass the vocational matura examination.

A vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and forestry) and an elective section (written and oral foreign language or mathematics examination, and product/service and an oral presentation).

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Vocational and technical secondary schools and adult education institutions.

NQF Level: 
5
Access requirements: 
  • Elementary school education or
  • lower vocational education.
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Students must successfully (i.e. with passing grades) complete all general education subjects, compulsory vocational modules, three elective vocational modules and the open part of the curriculum. They must also complete extracurricular activities and work placement requirements and pass the vocational matura examination.

A vocational matura comprises a compulsory section (written and oral examination in Slovene and forestry) and an elective section (written and oral foreign language or mathematics examination, and product/service and an oral presentation).