Welcome to the Waiariki Institute of Technology -
School of Forestry and Primary Industries.
I’m interested in: Forest Management, Forest Operations, Chainsaw training, Wood Manufacturing, Biotechnology, Sustainable Energy, Resource Management, Agriculture, Turf Management or Horticulture.
Established over 60 years ago by the New Zealand Government, the Waiariki School of Forestry and Primary Industries is currently the largest vocational forestry training institute in New Zealand.
We welcome students from all over New Zealand to join our study programmes and gain the skills, education and qualifications they require to begin successful careers in the forestry, agriculture and horticulture industries. Please read our enrolment information and FAQ, or read on for more information on our courses.
Forestry, Sustainability, Wood Manufacturing, and Agriculture and Horticulture Courses
Waiariki Institute of Technology offers a range of courses, certificates and diplomas ranging from Wood Manufacturing to Turf Management.
Options for International Students: Diploma in Applied Technology (Dairy, Manufacturing or Sustainable Energy)
Hands-on training and education in a Central North Island location
The Waiariki School of Forestry and Primary Industries is located on two sites in Rotorua, New Zealand, with regional teaching also available.
The Diplomas in Forest Management, Sustainable Energy, and most short courses are taught primarily at the Mokoia Campus. Timber Machining and other Wood Processing courses are taught on site at the Waipa Campus, as well as being available for on-site delivery.
With state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, we have the capability to train industry-ready people in an active learning environment. Please read more about our National Centre of Excellence or take a Campus Tour.
Train for a horticulture or agriculture or forestry career
Forestry offers a wide range ofcareer options and possibilities from silviculture, saw doctoring and timber machining to practical logging, harvest planting and forest management.
Through strong links with the Bay of Plenty's forest and agricultural industry, our programmes reflect today's industry needs. Upon completion of your course, you’ll have the right skills and training to work in your chosen industry.
For more information on your career options, please take a look at some of our student profiles to see how previous graduates have put their forestry qualifications to use.
Find out how to enrol at Waiariki School of Forestry and Primary Industries