More information on the theory and practice of bush regeneration can be found in a couple of books.

Joan Bradley’s 1988 ‘Bringing back the bush’ outlines the beginnings of bush regeneration. It has been regularly reprinted and is widely available.

Robin Buchanans 1989 ‘Bush Regeneration’ is out of print but can be found in many libraries. It was the standard text on the basics of land management theory for bush regeneration.

In 2009 it was heavily revised and updated to encompass the many advances in techniques and renamed ‘Restoring Natural Areas in Australia’.

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) Bush Regenerators Handbook is an excellent introduction to practical techniques now in it’s 3rd edition. It is available through the National Trust.

Training courses at various levels are offered from several providers.

Most councils have volunteer BushCare or LandCare groups and run short induction and continuing training sessions. Contact your local Council to see what they offer. A list of local council bushcare programs can be found on the AABR Bushcare + Landcare page.

TAFE NSW developed Certificate courses in Bush Regeneration which ran for some 15 years prior to their reconfiguration under the national Conservation and Land Management (CLM) Training Package.

These courses are offered in many urban colleges and a small number of regional centres.

The courses available are Cert III, Cert IV and Diploma level.

Distance education is also offered by some TAFEs eg Western Sydney.

Batchelor degrees in Natural Resources Management are offered by a number of universities.