Introduces students to project management skills and forest operations. These include road construction, runoff and erosion control, bridge design, forest management and harvesting operations, machinery design, legal matters, and budgeting.
Topic 1: Introduction to forest operations and goals of operations management
Topic 2: Project planning tools; managing time, money and people
Topic 3: Understanding the roles standards, codes, best practice and legislation
Topic 4: Contracts and tenders
Topic 5: Design goals; forest products, costs and impact
Topic 6: Compartment design; roads, bridges, and hydrology
Topic 7: Wood production operations in native forests
Topic 8: Wood production operations in plantation forests
Topic 9: Operations relating to provision of recreational services
Topic 10: Operations relating to provision of forest conservation services
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate skills in project management including stakeholder identification and consultation; preparation of project plans including milestones and work schedules; preparation of budgets and expenditure review; contingency plans||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||exhibit knowledge of and skills in business management principles; legislative compliance and contracts||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||demonstrate skill in the design and conduct of mechanised forest operations including; site preparation and planting; pruning, thinning and harvesting||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of the principle motivations that underpin machinery design including maximising forest product value, optimising costs of production and minimising landscape impacts||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate skills in the design of road transport infrastructure including pavements, runoff control infrastructure and water course crossings.||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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