Certificate III in Arboriculture - AHC30816

Wodonga Institute of TAFE

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
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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
Wodonga Domestic: $7,380
No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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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