Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability


Course Overview

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This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required to manage or lead innovative thinking and practice, collaboration and change management, as the forest and wood products industry responds to the challenges of carbon reduction, climate change and energy efficiency.

It caters for a range of employment pathways, which require skills in strategic planning, collaboration, systems thinking, project management and research and development.

Senior managers will focus on guiding and implementing projects and initiatives in a changing environment. Organisational leaders will emphasise greater thinking, planning and communication within partnerships, building the capacity to align with industries that stand to gain economic, social and environment benefits from using wood in products or processes.

A key focus of the qualification is the leadership and management of sustainable work and environmental practices and the sustainable use of resources. By building their capacity for innovative thinking, business leaders and managers will enable businesses to improve their competitiveness.

Vocational outcomes are available to organisational leaders; senior and general managers; forest, environmental or sustainability managers and planners; forestry, plantation and technical services managers; technical, value recovery and community liaison officers and forest auditors; designers.

Work involves the application of a significant range of theory, principles and complex techniques across a wide and often unpredictable variety of contexts involving both broad and highly technical job roles. Accountability and responsibility for self and others in achieving outcomes is involved.

This qualification is typically used to develop and integrate a breadth, depth and complexity of skills and knowledge for leading or managing highly specialised and technical work.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to units in this qualification at the time of publication.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma and above).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma and above).


The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma and above).


Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Diploma and above) are most often employed as:

Technicians and Trades Workers


Technicians and Trades Workers






Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Diploma and above) are most often employed in:

Administrative and Support Services


Administrative and Support Services
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing


Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
Public Administration and Safety


Public Administration and Safety

All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

Financial Assistance

The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.


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Subsidised Training

State and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study certain courses.
Unfortunately, no subsidies are currently available for this course.

VET Student Loans

Certain courses are eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2019-20 income year is $45,881.

Career Information

Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.

Forest and Wood Products Career Pathway

Advanced Diploma of Forest Industry Sustainability is in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Forest and Wood Products.


Forest Growing & Management

Certificate II

Certificate IV


Advanced Diploma

Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service ( Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service ( funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".

Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships (also known as apprenticeships and traineeships) combine work with training in a nationally recognised qualification. Australian Apprenticeships are available to anyone of working age and offer opportunities to learn new skills and be paid in over 500 different jobs.

Unfortunately, this qualification is not currently available as an Australian Apprenticeship.

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways

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