The University of Tasmania, Stellenbosch University in South Africa and the University of Concepcion in Chile are investigating the feasibility of offering a Graduate Certificate in Forest Management. We ask if you could take the time to complete a short survey. The aim is to identify and quantify any demand for training in Forestry and Forest Management. To complete the survey simply click on the link provided below and follow the instructions.
The intent is to offer course(s) that complement and support those already available at other Australian Universities. The international nature of the consortium will provide recruitment hubs in important international markets and access to teaching expertise and exposure to leading companies in the sector.
The course would be aimed at people who already have a non-forestry degree and (a) either already have a job in a Forest Management organisation or (b) would like to pursue a career in Forest or Natural Resource management. It would act as a foundation for further specialisation at institutions offering existing masters degrees by either coursework, research or blended learning. This could, but need not be, at one of the partner institutions. We would work closely with other institutions so that any new course offers a suitable background for specialisation. We would also work closely with industry and professional associations to ensure that we develop a course that they recognise with accreditation.
Our initial investigations suggest that there is a need for vocationally directed courses at approximately a graduate certificate level. We will only proceed to the next stage of developing a course if there is sufficient demand and if we believe that the course will not compete with, but rather complement existing offerings.
Thank you for your time.
On behalf of:
Dr Don White, Whitegum Forest and Natural Resources
Associate Professor Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra, University of Tasmania, Australia
Professor Rafael Rubilar, University of Concepcion, Chile
Dr David Drew, Stellenbosch University.