Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Creswick|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Dr Christopher Weston
The Graduate School of Science
Current Student Enquiries
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The Graduate Certificate in Forest Systems Management is a 1/2-year (50 points, full-time) or part-time equivalent coursework degree that develops knowledge and skills for careers in the native forest and plantation resources sector.
The Graduate Certificate in Forest Systems Management will prepare you for a career within the forest resource management sector and provide a pathway to further study. By undertaking the course, you will:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students studying the Posgraduate Certificate in Forest Systems Management will be required to undertake two core subjects and two elective subjects.
|Subject Options:|| |
Students must complete the following core subjects
Study Period Commencement:
Students must choose two elective subjects from the following:
Study Period Commencement:
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Admission and Selection into Course Policy.
4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 6.5.
The task-based assessment will be conducted in a single period of two hours duration where students will be required to demonstrate the following abilities to gain entry to graduate study:
• analyze and interpret scientific or technical data
|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 the Disability Liaison : http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
The Graduate Certificate in Forest Systems Management develops knowledge and practical skills for managing forest resource enterprises, and provides graduates with key networks in this sector nationally. All 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. 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 Certificate in Forest Systems Management will be eligible for membership of the Institute of Foresters Australia (http://www.forestry.org.au/) and with further professional and practical experiecne to qualify as Registered Professional Foresters.
The Melbourne Experience enables our Graduates to become:
Knowledgeable across disciplines
Leaders in communities
Attuned to cultural diversity
Active global citizens
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/forest-systems-management|
Please note, the majority of the Graduate Certificate in Forest Systems Management subjects are taught at the Creswick campus and some are taught at the metropolitan campuses. Costs associated with accommodation and travel is at the students’ own expense.
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