Forestry Studies is the study of establishing, cultivating, harvesting and managing forests.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of sustainable forest management, and the establishment and maintenance of forest farms.
Courses in Forestry Studies develop skills in:
- assessing current forest resources and estimating future demand
- designing coupes and planning broadscale harvesting operations
- identifying, classifying and measuring trees and forests
- managing post-harvest rehabilitation programmes
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.