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.