TAFE NSW

Certificate III in Arboriculture - AHC30816

TAFE NSW

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

This qualification provides occupation outcomes with a range of specialised knowledge and skills to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning required for arborists in the arboriculture industry. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include the general title Arborist, and the specialisation titles:Climbing ArboristEWP ArboristGround-based Arborist.The qualification covers both ground-based workers and those working at heights.\u2028This qualification does not require a person to work at heights, however, units that include the skills and knowledge required to work at heights, both from an elevated work platform (EWP) and by climbing trees, are included as elective streams.This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.Occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this qualification in some jurisdictions. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Structure

  • 23 units: 14 core
  • 9 elective

Subjects

  • Perform aerial rigging
  • Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
  • Install cable and bracing
  • Use advanced climbing techniques
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • Maintain chainsaws
  • Fall trees manually (advanced)
  • Undertake aerial rescue
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Implement a tree protection program
  • Identify trees
  • Operate and maintain stump grinding machines
  • Implement a tree transplanting program
  • Control weeds
  • Trim and cut felled trees
  • Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • Perform EWP controlled descent escape
  • Conduct photography for fieldwork
  • Fall trees manually (basic)
  • Implement a tree maintenance program
  • 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
  • Perform EWP rescue
  • Perform dogging
  • Dismantle trees
  • Provide first aid
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Use business technology
  • Operate a pole saw
  • Inspect trees for access and work
  • Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
  • Control traffic with stop-slow bat

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Padstow College No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Richmond College No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Ryde Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Ryde Campus No
  • Part-time : 18 months
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
Yallah Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Padstow College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:There will be an additional charge to your enrolment fee of $250 per student. This additional charge covers material costs and the supply of course notes which will enable you to complete your course.

Campuses: Richmond College.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:There will be an additional charge to your enrolment fee of $250 per student. This additional charge covers material costs and the supply of course notes which will enable you to complete your course.

Campuses: Ryde Campus, Ryde Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:- Basic consumable equipment-Handsaw, cost approximately $40, and Chemical Applications Manual and Workbook (2 units), cost approx. $80

Further information

Occupational Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this qualification in some jurisdictions. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

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