Certificate II in Arboriculture - AHC20516


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It provides an occupational outcome in arboriculture. The arboriculture industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


  • 15 units: 8 core
  • 7 elective


  • Recognise trees
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
  • Perform ground based rigging
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate elevated work platforms
  • Apply a range of treatments to trees
  • Install tree protection devices
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Maintain chainsaws
  • Work effectively in the arboriculture industry
  • Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Operate and maintain stump grinding machines
  • Assist with aerial rescue from the ground
  • Plant trees and shrubs
  • Trim and cut felled trees
  • Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Perform EWP controlled descent escape
  • Fall trees manually (basic)
  • Work safely at heights
  • Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
  • Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots
  • Perform pruning operations
  • Treat weeds
  • Perform EWP rescue
  • Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • Provide first aid
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Operate a pole saw
  • Conduct front-end loader operations
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat

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