Forestry Studies

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


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.

Course skills

Forestry Studies develops 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 programs.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.

Earthmoving Plant Operators

Earthmoving Plant Operators operate plant to excavate earth, ore and rock, break up pavement, road, rock and obstructions, move and load earth, rock and debris, and level, smooth and compact surfaces in construction and other projects.

Environmental Scientists

Environmental Scientists study, develop, implement and advise on policies and plans for managing and protecting the environment, flora, fauna and other natural resources.

Forestry and Logging Workers

Forestry and Logging Workers perform routine tasks associated in cultivating and maintaining natural and plantation forests, and logging, felling and sawing trees.


Nurserypersons propagate and cultivate trees, shrubs, and ornamental and flowering plants in plant nurseries.

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

Other Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers include Hunter-Trapper and Pest Controller occupations.

Other Specialist Managers

Other Specialist Managers include Arts Administrator or Manager, Environmental Manager, Laboratory Manager, Quality Assurance Manager and Sports Administrator occupations.

Other Stationary Plant Operators

Other Stationary Plant Operators include Boiler or Engine Operator, Bulk Materials Handling Plant Operator, Cement Production Plant Operator, Concrete Batching Plant Operator, Concrete Pump Operator, Paper and Pulp Mill Operator, Railway Signal Operator, Train Controllers, Waste Water or Water Plant Operators and Weighbridge Operators.

Production Managers

Production Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the production activities of forestry, manufacturing and mining organisations including physical and human resources.