• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Freudenberger
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Winter Session 2014
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Australia's Forests introduces students to the values and issues associated with Australia's native, plantation, farm and urban forests, linked to relevant policy and management regimes.  The course comprises field trips, including 5 nights away from Canberra, and classroom workshop components, delivered 7-19 July 2014.

A quota applies to admission to this course due to limited field accommodation, so early enrolment is encouraged.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and analyse the ecosystem services Australians gain from a diversity of forests you will encounter in the field;
  2. Assess how diverse perspectives and social values have shaped and continue to influence forest policy and management;
  3. Refine and convincingly communicate your own views on forest management and policy.

Other Information

Students who want to enrol in this non-standard session course but cannot see the relevant enrolment term on ISIS should contact the Fenner School at the following email address:


To enrol in this course you must have completed 24 units towards a degree, including at least 6 units from courses with ENVS, BIOL or EMSC prefixes.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Field course report (40%; LO 1, 2, 3)
  2.  ‘Senate Committee’ forest policy submission - speech and media release (30%; LO 2, 3)
  3. Funding submission for improving forest management (30%; LO 1, 2, 3)

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10 day intensive program, with subsequent completion of assessments.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Fenner School of Environment and Society to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

Clancy, T and Howell, C. (2013). Sustainable forest management: the Australian context. Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences.   http://adl.brs.gov.au/data/warehouse/9aal/2013/RR13.2sfmAc/RR13.2SustainForestManageAustContext_v1.0.0.pdf

COAG (2013) Australia’s Native Vegetation Framework: A National Framework to guide the ecologically sustainable management of Australia’s Native Vegetation. http://www.environment.gov.au/land/vegetation/nvf/pubs/native-vegetation-framework.pdf

Assumed Knowledge

ENVS1001 Environment and Society: Geography of Sustainability is recommended.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1650
2014 $2946
2013 $2946
2012 $2946
2011 $2946
2010 $2916
2009 $2916
2008 $2916
2007 $2520
2006 $2520
2005 $2298
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3390
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3450
2004 $3450
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5366 07 Jul 2014 08 Jul 2014 11 Jul 2014 18 Jul 2014 In Person N/A

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