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.
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.
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work
AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations
AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots
AHCARB313 Identify trees
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees
FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
AHCARB305 Dismantle trees
AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue
AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques
AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging
AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging
AHCARB309 Implement a tree protection program
FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
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.
By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification.
• Climbing Arborist specialisation
• Arborist (Elevating Work Platform - EWP) specialisation
- 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
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
TRAINEESHIP WITH ON CAMPUS AND WORKPLACE LEARNING, PART-TIME: 2 YEARS
When You Can Start
Starting date to be confirmed for Climbing Specialisation & Elevating Work Platform (EWP)
Delivered as a block release on 2 days per month. Remaining training conducted and assessed in the workplace with self-directed project work.
• 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.
Government Funded $2,788.00 (Tuition $2,788.00, Materials $0.00)
Concession $557.60 (Tuition $557.60, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $8,364.00 (Tuition $8,364.00, Materials $0.00)
Fees Additional Information
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.
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the Enrol Now tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
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