Certificate in Tropical Forestry

Admission Requirements


Pre-Service

Admission requirements are minimum Form 5 students who hold a S.I. School Certificate with good passes in English, Mathematics and Science; an aptitude for outdoor work; leadership qualities and interest in living in rural areas.

In-service

A minimum requirement with reference given to Form 3 leavers with 3 – 5 years of experience in the relevant field, or candidate nominated from industries, NGO’s or Communities that are engaged in related forestry activity programs. These candidates need to put proven leadership competence during their 3 – 5 years of work in Forestry or other Forestry related disciplines and have the potential for further training at Certificate level.

Program Structure


Code: NCTF
Title: Certificate in Tropical Forestry
Duration: 1 year
Core Units: 12 Units
Total Credit Points: 120
Campus: Kukum

Unit CodeUnit TitlePrerequisiteSemester OfferedCredit Points
COM400Communication Skills and Report Writing112
MAT400Applied Mathematics112
FOR401Forest Utilization and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)112
FOR402Soils112
FOR403Forest Ecology112
FOR404Forest Inventory212
FOR405Silviculture212
FOR406Surveying and Forest Roads212
FOR407Agroforestry212
FOR408Management212