How to become a Forest Worker

Forest workers assist with growing, maintaining and harvesting timber plantations.

Personal requirements of a Forest Worker

  • enjoy practical and outdoor work
  • alert and safety-conscious
  • able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • good hand-eye coordination
  • interested in forest protection and regeneration
  • sound literacy and numeracy skills.

Future growth:


Employment by state:

ACT 0%

NSW 7.7%

NT 0.9%

QLD 14.1%

SA 15%

TAS 24%

VIC 21.9%

WA 16.4%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 90.5%

Female 9.6%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 100%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 0%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 0%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 0%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 0%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 60.8%

Above 35 years: 52.4%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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