By undertaking the course, you will:
- Develop knowledge, skills, understanding and competence in areas of forest systems management;
- Develop a thorough approach to sustainable forest management;
- Understand the biological, economic, social and environmental factors that shape the development of forest resource management enterprises both in Australia and internationally;
- Increase your knowledge and analytical capabilities appropriate to forest systems and related specialist disciplines;
- Develop research competence in the design, conduct and analysis of experimental work;
- Extend your scholarly and critical attitudes in forest and natural resource management disciplines.
The Graduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management develops knowledge and practical skills for managing forest resource enterprises, and provides graduates with key networks in this sector nationally and internationally. Most subjects within the course are offered as short-stay intensives supplemented by self-directed study; this teaching mode is well suited to part-time study and for participation by students based anywhere in Australia.
Students undertake a forest sector internship in national or international settings to gain firsthand experience and insight into a challenging aspect of forest management. Graduates gain an understanding of forest systems and their management including environmental, economic and social aspects. The forest systems management award will qualify graduates for specialist forest management positions within the forest and natural resource management sectors and provide a pathway to further study
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management will be eligible for membership of the Institute of Foresters Australia and with further professional and practical experience to qualify as Registered Professional Foresters.