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Cadet Forester program for Tasmanian high school students

Applications are now open for the 2023 Cadet Forester Program and will close on 11 November 2022. There are currently five Cadet Forester Program Australian School based Apprenticeships (ASbA) available in Tasmania in 2023 for students who are currently in Year 10 or 11 (Year 11 or 12 in 2023). Source: Timberbiz

To apply for one of these positions use the application form online at or to receive an application form or job description via email and for further details contact [email protected]

The Cadet Forester Program has been developed to overcome the shortfall of professional foresters currently needed to work in Tasmania’s forest industry.

Trainees commence on an Australian School based Apprenticeship for Year 11 & 12 students. Trainees will be directly employed by individual companies, or by a group training organisation for shared work placements.

Australian School based Apprenticeship:

  • Commence Certificate II in Forest Operations
  • Available for students commencing Year 11 & 12 in 2023
  • Must have current Australian driver’s licence or reliable means of transport to the employer’s office

Trainees will work towards achieving a Certificate IV in Forest Operations within four years of employment – subject to annual performance-based reviews by respective employers and training providers.

View the informative video on the Cadet Forester Program at