Graduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent; OR an undergraduate degree in any area including at least 25 points in one or more of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Statistics, or equivalent, and with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent; OR an undergraduate degree in any area and a Graduate Certificate in Environment with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average in the Certificate, or equivalent; OR a two-year associate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, or equivalent; and five years documented, relevant professional experience; and an appropriate level of performance on a test conducted by the Selection Committee to confirm generic skills necessary for successful study in the program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
The Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Forest Systems Management has been developed to prepare students for a career within the forest resource management sector or as a pathway to further study. This qualification will build students understanding of the biological, economic, social and environmental factors that shape the development of forest resource management enterprises in Australia and around the world. Through a choice of subjects covering areas including forest assessment, silviculture and forest dynamics, forest ecosystems, business management, bushfire planning, sustainable forest management and timber as a renewable material, students will develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in the native forest and plantation resources sector.