Certificate in Tropical Forestry

Programme Goal

The aim of the course is to provide graduates with a broad appreciation of both the biological and social environments in which forests are managed in the Solomon Islands. The key goal is capacity building towards forestry development, and nature conservation efforts, by offering quality training for practical and sustainable natural resource management, in these relevant fields for individuals, organizations and rural communities in the Solomon Islands. Also, to offer extension services through collaborative approaches/multi - sectorial with other related sectors like land, agriculture, environment, public and private sector, NGO’s, rural communities and other esteemed stakeholders.

Admission Requirements


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.


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
Level of Course: Certificate
Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)
Core Units: 12 Units
Total Credit Points: 120
Campus: Kukum

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