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Timber (Processing and Building)

University of Tasmania

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
13725 AUD/year
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This Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing and Building) at University of Tasmania is designed to advance the skill base for those who manufacture, design with, and use the material or who maintain timber infrastructure. 

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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.

The Graduate Certificate in Timber (Processing and Building) at University of Tasmania   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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Timber, Its Origin and Characteristics
  • Timber in Building Construction
  • Timber and Durability in Exposed Applications
  • Board Processing: Hardwood and Softwood
  • Engineered Wood Products
  • Management
  • Finance for Decision-Making 
  • Services Marketing 
  • Learning by Making 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.





Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General 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.
  • CRICOS Provider Code 00586B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13725 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13725 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Timber (Processing and Building)
University of Tasmania


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