Commercial Forest Management

Subject 220-409 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures: 36 hours practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available

207-309 Timber Management and Harvesting

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Mark Stewart
Subject Overview:

On completion of the subject, students should have:

  • an understanding of the principles of commercial forestry;

  • an ability to prepare budgets and undertake financial management; and

  • an understanding and skills in using forest planning techniques.

The content includes:

  • commercial objectives;

  • advanced budgeting, financial management and valuation, advanced ­silviculture;

  • long and short-term planning systems;

  • linear programming and simulation models for forest planning;

  • cost-competitiveness and technological improvement;

  • marketing; and

  • product mix.


A 3-hour examination (50%), and two practical reports of 3000 words (each 25%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Information Not Available

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Forest Science (Honours)

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