Courses

Every year, the Gottstein Trust organises week-long courses in Forest and Wood Science for those people new to the forest products industry, including executives. Course themes alternate between the two themes. The 2019 Forest Science Course will be held in Canberra, Australia, at the Australian National University campus.

Forest Science

This course provides a deeper understanding of Australian forest management, the economics of wood production and other forest services. The course will cover both planted and natural forests and will provide an appreciation of environmental issues and international strategic trends in the forestry industry.

Courses are generally held in mid-February and include a combination of lectures and practical learning activities. Each course also features a one-day field trip to forestry facilities and social functions in which participants get the chance to get to know other people from the industry.

A discount of 20% is offered for Gottstein Trust patrons and IFA members, and a 10% discount for Gottstein Trust subscribers.

View the Forest Science Course General Information

2019 Forest Science Course

After hosting the 2018 Wood Science Course at the ANU’s Fenner School, the Gottstein Trust and the Fenner School extended their partnership for another year. We are pleased to confirm that the 2019 Forest Science Course will again be hosted at the Fenner School (ANU). The Gottstein Trust appreciates the School’s support. It is rather fitting link because the ANU’s history with forestry dates back to 1965, when it first incorporated the Australian Forestry School (AFS). Many industry leaders are forestry graduates of the ANU.

The 2019 Course program is running in the nation’s capital – Canberra – from Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2019 inclusive. The week includes a welcome BBQ style evening meal on Monday 18th February in an informal setting and a formal Course dinner on Thursday 21st February with a guest speaker. Participants should plan to arrive into Canberra on Sunday. Course sessions start 8.30am Monday 18th February at the Fenner School of Environment and Society – ANU (ACT) and an interesting field excursion is also planned.

To assist participants a block of rooms has been held until 25th January at University House on the ANU Campus. Participants will need to handle their own accommodation arrangements and should contact University House direct. Once the rooms are filled the only option will be more expensive off site accommodation. So early booking is suggested. Full details about accommodation are at click here.

The Course Program is undergoing the finishing touches and it will be uploaded once complete.

Registration for the 2019 course should be made at: https://www.forestry.org.au/events

A discount of 20% is offered for Gottstein Trust patrons, and a 10% discount for Gottstein Trust subscribers.

Further Information

For further information, please email your inquiry to the Gottstein Secretariat Manager on gottsteinsecretary@gmail.com

Wood Science

The Gottstein Trust organises week-long courses in Wood Science for those people new to the forest products industry, including executives.

The Wood Science courses, provide a deeper understanding of wood and the properties that affect its processing and end uses. The presenters provide a comprehensive coverage of the scientific aspects of wood utilisation, from the biological structure of a tree to the latest trends in processes and uses.

Since 1978, 21 Wood Science Courses have been run on an approximately biennial basis, with over 600 senior executives and potential managers attending these courses in that time. The Wood Science courses have typically taken place in Melbourne every second year in February. The venues have been CSIRO, Clayton, and the University of Melbourne, Parkville.

View the Wood Science Course General Information

2018 Wood Science Course

The 2018 short-course was held from 5th-9th of February 2018, at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University (ANU) in the ACT for the first time.  The 27 participants came from across Australia. Participants enjoyed a barbeque at the National Arboretum Canberra, and a outdoor lecture from Associate Professor Cris Brack (ANU). Besides lectures from renowned presenters, participants also had a chance to visit the Visy paper plant in Tumut NSW and  Hyne Timbers sawmill in Tumbarumba – NSW.