Graduate Diploma of Forest Science and Management

Southern Cross University

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.

Course Fee:

Australian: $25,800
International: $29,200

Entry Requirements:

Relevant bachelor degree; have completed at least 16 weeks of work experience in the forest industry


4 core units; 4 elective units

Subjects you can Study:

Forest science and management

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.


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

Who for:

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

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore No info Yes Full time 1 year
Lismore No info Yes Part time 2 years
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Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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