Developed in consultation with industry, this course will provide you with a range of specialised knowledge and skills needed to care for, prune and remove trees. Develop a career involving physical strength and fitness, whilst safely and effectively tending to client needs and environmental issues. Whether you’re new to arboriculture or have been in the industry for a period of time, your knowledge, skills and ability to operate safely, effectively, and efficiently will certainly be improved with this course.
Dates / Locations
#### When You Can Enrol
Applications for 2022 will open in December!
#### Delivery Schedule
Delivered as a block release on 5 days per month. Remaining training conducted and assessed in the workplace with self-directed project work.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
No info events or info sessions available.
#### Compulsory Units
AHCARB213 Perform ground-based rigging
AHCARB314 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCARB315 Inspect trees for access and work
AHCARB316 Perform pruning operations
AHCARB323 Identify trees
FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees
FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCARB317 Dismantle trees
AHCARB318 Undertake aerial rescue
AHCARB319 Use arborist climbing techniques
AHCARB322 Access trees for inspection
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw
FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
UETTDREL14 Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
#### Learning Outcomes
For a more extensive view please also see the elective units available. You will learn how to safely use machinery and equipment to prune and fell trees, implement tree maintenance programs, perform aerial rigging and work safely at heights, undertake aerial rescue and complex tree climbing.
TRAINEESHIP WITH ON CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE LEARNING, PART-TIME: 2 YEARS
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- Workplace – Some/all teaching and assessment will be conducted at your workplace
- Traineeship – Teaching and assessment will be required to be conducted as part of a traineeship
Government Funded $2,460.00 (Tuition $2,460.00, Materials $0.00)
Concession $492.00 (Tuition $492.00, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $7,380.00 (Tuition $7,380.00, Materials $0.00)
Additional fee assistance may be available for eligible individuals, as part of State & Commonwealth government initiatives. Materials fees may apply.
Given the nature of Agriculture, Environment and Horticulture qualifications, the units you will undertake in your studies vary greatly depending upon your line of work and/or personal choice. This means prices for tuition fees can only be given as an approximation to begin with, and materials fees are omitted
• You must be working in the industry to undertake this course or have access to a workplace to complete your assessments.
• You need to comply with minimum age requirements to be eligible for national licences.
• Participants must have sufficient knowledge of the English language to perform work safely.
• Tree climbing is NOT essential to this course but is available in the Climber Specialisation.
Diploma of Arboriculture - AHC50520
[Study pathways with Wodonga TAFE »](/to-wodonga-tafe-and-beyond)
• Climbing Arborist specialisation
• Arborist (Elevating Work Platform - EWP) specialisation
By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification.
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, including: tests and practical demonstration of skills.
How to apply
Please note: We reserve the right to close course intakes early. Many courses have limited places and high demand. Early applications are recommended. We reserve the right to cancel intakes and courses if there are insufficient student numbers.