What is Forest Growing and Management?

Forest Growing and Management qualifications and courses cover essential aspects of the industry such as:

  • Growing the stock that will form future forests
  • Allied skills such as chemical use, chainsaw operation and fire fighting
  • The management of the growth and form of those forests
  • The management of environmental risk, such as biodiversity, soil, water and cultural features

Who should study Forest Growing and Management?

This area of study is seen as a good entry level qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in forestry.

It can also be for those who are already employed as general forest workers. They will enhance their knowledge and skills in forest protection and in improving forest quality and values for forest products.

Employers can also benefit from having their workers trained to a nationally recognised standard in Forest Growing and Management.

It is possible to combine study of this course with a qualification in Harvesting and Haulage. Contact us to discuss your eligibility.

You may continue your study with us in this qualification from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma. 

Forest Growing and Management Skillsets

There are short courses or skillsets provided by the Forest Industry Training Centre specific to a number of operations in the forest:

  • Short course in Biodiversity and Silviculture
  • Short course in Forest Soil and Water Protection
  • Short course in Cultural Heritage Management

By combining these short courses or skillsets together with other specific units, it may be possible to obtain forest operator accreditation, which can lead to a full qualification. Please feel free to discuss your requirements with us today.

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Skilling our region

We build the skills, qualifications and employability of people in regional Australia. This ensures that benefits to graduates include excellent employment prospects, high salaries and improved chances of promotion.

Study when you want, where you want

We focus on supporting rural and remote regions to develop skilled professionals locally. Through videoconferencing, online courses and the use of the latest technology, the Institute brings training from the campus to the home or workplace and provides opportunities for more people to study on their own terms.


Our commitment to aligning with industry needs is achieved through the close working relationships that our teaching staff has with industry partners and clients and our strong support for students gaining their qualifications in the workplace.