Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building) (K5E)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Timber and other wood products are manufactured around Australia from renewable native and plantation forest resources. They are also major materials used in the construction of buildings and other structures throughout the landscape. While a traditional choice in many applications, timber and wood products are increasingly highly engineered products whose effective use requires advanced capabilities in manufacture, design and construction. Renewable and a store for carbon, these products can also be the basis of sustainable building solutions.

This course is designed to advance the skill base for those who manufacture, design with, and use the material or who maintain timber infrastructure. It will provide participants with the understanding and skills necessary to process, use and maintain the material efficiently and economically.

The Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building) aims to develop advanced understanding and skill in the:

  • role of timber and wood products as renewable resource for society;

Career outcomes

With recent consolidation in Australia's wood production industry, there is considerable industry and employer demand for people skilled in the production of wood products. Also, with increased interest in sustainable construction, opportunities exist for specialists in the design, construction, maintenance and management of timber-rich buildings and structures.

Course structure

For the units which comprise the Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing & Building) please refer to the Schedule.

Students must pass four units selected from Schedule A or B comprising at least three (3) 12.5% units from Schedule A, including KDA503 and a maximum of one (1) 12.5% units from Schedule B.

Schedule

Sustainable timber design and production requires a basic understanding of wood, its origins and characteristics. As a natural material, the character and growth of the harvested tree strongly influence timber's properties and utility. Timber's value as a sustainable resource for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

At least 2 from:

Sustainable development requires greater use of renewable material and the major renewable building materials are timber and associated wood products. However, when they are used, they must satisfy the performance requirements dictated by building regulations, standards of practice and market…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Design for durability is a critical component of sustainable building construction. As a natural but biodegradable material, timber's durability and resistance to breakdown is related to its natural durability, any treatment applied to improve this durability and the exposure that…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Logs from the forests are converted into stable and dry timber useful for construction and other uses, through a multi-stage production process largely determined by the character of the initial resource and the intended market for the final product. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Engineered wood products overcome the size, structural and design constraints inherent in solid wood boards. They open the way for larger spans and more dynamic buildings and structures. This unit provides students wishing to produce and use engineered wood products…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the concepts, applications and practice of management. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of management that are vital for the successful operation of any business. They will be exposed to a widely accepted body…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to introduce students to the type of financial information that, as a manager, can expect to receive and to the techniques that can be used to analyse this information for decision making and control purposes. Also, this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In many industries, marketing as a discipline is the central focus of an organisation's operations. However, marketing has always been something of an unknown quantity in the maritime and logistics industries. This unit aims to remove that anomaly by creating…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Learning by Making projects focus on the collaborative design, fabrication, assembly and installation of an object or space, often located in a public space. The projects are 'live' and students will usually experience direct engagement with stakeholders, including clients, engineers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSummer school (early)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a second opportunity to engage in the Learning-by-Making program. Each project focuses on the collaborative design, fabrication, assembly and installation of an object or space, often located in a public space. The projects are 'live' and students…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

In the first unit on Asset Management Fundamentals, the principles of asset management were introduced and also the strategic importance of sustainable infrastructure management as evidenced by the growing emphasis being placed on good asset management practice. In this Unit,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartCPEE Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Building, Architecture, Engineering, Forestry or related discipline or a degree in any discipline and relevant industry experience.

Applicants without a Bachelor's degree but with a combination of tertiary qualifications and relevant industry experience may be considered for equivalency and entry under the Faculty's policy for the admission of non-graduates to postgraduate coursework programs.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $13,607 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $27,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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