You usually need a bachelor degree in forest science and management, or a science degree with a major in forestry to work as a Forester. In some states, training may also be available through VET (Vocational Education and Training).
Membership with the Ag Institute Australia and the Institute of Foresters of Australia may be useful.
Thinking about study or training?
Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.
- Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
- Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
- Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
- You might be interested in Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management, Forest and Wood Products Industry, Sustainability and Laboratory Operations VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.
Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.
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