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. In 2019 the Trust will be holding the Forest Science Course.

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.

The last Forest Science Course, 3rd biennial Gottstein Forest Science Course, was held on February 13-17 at Creswick, VIC. Next year, the Forest Science Course will be held in mid-February 2019 at the Fenner School of Environment and Society – ANU (ACT).

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

Following the positive feedback from the 2018 short-course, the Gottstein Trust and the Fenner School (ANU) have decided to extend their partnership for another year and host the the 4th Forest Science Course at the Fenner School (ANU). ANU’s history with forestry dates back to 1965, when it incorporated the Australian Forestry School (AFS).

The course will be held mid-February 2019. More information about the course will be available in the next couple of months.

Applications for next year’s course will be available shortly 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 administration/secretariat 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 05th-09th of February 2018, at the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University (ANU) in the ACT for the first time, for 27 participants 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.