Gain specialist skills and knowledge integrated with practical skills for the maintenance and management of trees, tree assessment, Arboriculture report writing and risk assessments. This course is ideal for those already well-versed in arboriculture - whether you have completed lower-level qualifications already or have significant practical work experience in the field.
You will gain the skills, knowledge and expertise required to operate as a Consulting Arborist, including:
• Tree management and maintenance
• Tree identification
• Tree assessment and valuation techniques
• Tree risk assessment
• Examining, inspecting, identifying, selecting, and specifying tress
• Communicating solutions, both verbal and written
• Arboricultural consulting
• Reporting methods and preparing arborist reports
• Arboricultural impact assessments
• Planning and monitoring protection of trees
• Reviewing and auditing Arboricultural operations
• Tree pathology and diagnostics
• Disease diagnostics, classification and management
• Interpreting and applying legislation
AHCARB601 Examine and assess trees
AHCARB502 Identify, select and specify trees
AHCARB602 Diagnose tree diseases
AHCARB504 Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report
AHCARB505 Document and audit tree work
AHCARB506 Prepare arborist reports
AHCWRK508 Interpret legislation
AHCARB403 Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation
AHCBUS504 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
AHCWRK509 Provide specialist advice to clients
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 projects of both a theoretical and practical nature.
By successfully completing this course you will receive an AQF Qualification
• Consulting arborist
• Lead arborist
- Blended – Teaching and assessment will be conducted on-campus and online.
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Part-time: 2.5 years
When You Can Start
Course commences in February 2020. Mid-year intake course commences is July 2020.
Students that need to do their pre-requisite units are requested to contact us on 1300 MY TAFE (1300 698 233)
Compulsory two days per month on-campus study, 8.30am-5pm, Thursdays and Fridays. The remaining study is completed online, at home, or in the workplace with self-directed learning.
**There are 3 pre-requisite units:** AHCARB403 Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation, AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work, AHCARB313 Identify trees. These three units are offered in our Certificate III in Arboriculture and must be completed prior to enrolling in the core unit AHCARB601 Examine and assess trees. **However, they ARE NOT a pre-requisite to enrol in the Diploma.**
• 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.
• Preferably Certificate III or higher in Aboriculture (any stream) qualified and/or have significant relevant industry experience.
• Basic computer literacy required.
Government Funded $7,100.00 (Tuition $7,100.00, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $9,940.00 (Tuition $9,940.00, 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.
VET Student Loans may be available to eligible individuals. VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the current VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. For more information, visit https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans or see the ‘VET Student Loans’ page on our website under the ‘Apply Now’ tab.
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