Our training incorporates units that teach sustainable practices and good environmental care. Forest owners, utility companies, private and public landowners have specific requirements for operators who are completing tasks under their direction or on their land. Major skillsets and short courses provided by the Forest Industry Training Centre are:

  • Skillset for a Native Forest Operator
  • Sustainable Private Native Forestry
  • Skillset for soil and water protection (roading)
  • Plantation forest operator
  • Log Truck Driver

Please feel free to discuss your training and accreditation requirements with us.

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Why Riverina Institute?

Skilling our region

We build the skills, qualifications and employability of people in regional Australia. This ensures that benefits to graduates include excellent employment prospects, high salaries and improved chances of promotion.

Study when you want, where you want

We focus on supporting rural and remote regions to develop skilled professionals locally. Through videoconferencing, online courses and the use of the latest technology, the Institute brings training from the campus to the home or workplace and provides opportunities for more people to study on their own terms.


Our commitment to aligning with industry needs is achieved through the close working relationships that our teaching staff has with industry partners and clients and our strong support for students gaining their qualifications in the workplace.