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Foresters study, develop and manage forest areas to maintain commercial and recreational uses, conserve flora and fauna, and protect against fire, pests and diseases.


  • manages forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studies the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • prepares plans for reforestation and devises efficient harvesting systems
  • investigates, plans and implements management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases.


  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

To become a Forester

  • 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. Forestry management courses are also available through Vocational Education and Training (VET) a

    Find a Bachelor of Forest Science and Management

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