Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management is suited to graduates with a background in general or environmental sciences who wish to seek careers in forest management. The size of Australia's plantation estate is twice what it was a decade ago requiring large areas of native forest to be under management - not just for wood, but also for biodiversity conservation, catchment protection, fire management, carbon storage and other purposes.

Designed for

Graduates of environmental science degrees who want to specialise in forest management


  • 4 core units
  • 4 elective units


  • Forest science and management

Standard entry requirements

  • Relevant bachelor degree
  • Have completed at least 16 weeks of work experience in the forest industry


Graduates of this degree are eligible for associate membership with the Institute of Foresters of Australia.

Study pathways

Exit point: Graduate Certificate (4 required units). Graduates may be eligible for admission to the Master of Forest Science and Management.

Further information

Typically graduates work in government forestry services, management of native forests, fire fighting, land use management, management of national parks, mine site rehabilitation and/or plantation management.

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