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Overview

International course:

Not available for international students.

Course code:

AHC30816

Start date(s):

Various dates throughout the year

Course length:

Part Time: 2 years

Campus:

Waverley

This course provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge that, when combined with workplace skills, will enable you to perform the function of an arboriculture tradesperson.

It has been designed for employees and employers in the arboriculture industry or those who are wishing to gain employment in the arboriculture industry.

After completion of this course, you may be employed by arborists, tree care companies, local councils and parkland operators.

During your study, you will experience tree climbing, aerial rescues and pruning at Holmesglen's Rural Learning Centre, near Eildon, as well as gaining practical experience in bush, rural and metro settings. 

These training camps will be held over one week. We also provide courses for industry that are delivered at various times throughout the year, including but not limited to, chainsaw, chipper, tree felling and trim and cross cut training and licence to operate a boom.

Other skills sets related to the arboriculture industry may be delivered on request.


Course structure

To receive this qualification you must complete 14 core units and nine elective units.

Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications.

If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program. Electives will vary according to which stream has been chosen.

The electives displayed are for the Climbing and Elevated Platform stream. There are four specialisation streams: climbing, climbing and elevated work platform, elevated work platform, ground-based arborist.

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

AHCARB308

Install cable and bracing

AHCARB313

Identify trees

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

UETTDREL14A

Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

AHCARB312

Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

TLILIC2005

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

AHCARB311

Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239

Trim and cut felled trees

AHCARB302

Inspect trees for access and work

FWPCOT2236

Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

AHCARB305

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB310

Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB303

Perform pruning operations

FWPCOT3238

Operate a pole saw

AHCARB207

Perform ground based rigging

AHCARB307

Use advanced climbing techniques


Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

To undertake as a traineeship, you will need a training agreement with a registered employer from a relevant industry.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture.

PATHWAYS

At the completion of this course you may undertake further studies in the AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture and AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

- Local government arborist
- Arborist
- Urban planning assistant
- Aboricultural supervisor


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

APPRENTICESHIP

A training contract must be completed by the employer and trainee within the first two weeks of employment.

If you have further questions about your application, please contact the department:

EL

03 9564 1699

horticulture@holmesglen.edu.au

RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$14,007.00

Government subsidised

$5,669.50

Concession

$1,133.90

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Find out more about paying your fees and our payment options


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Contact details

Horticulture Open Days

Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Horticulture industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape construction and design, parks and gardens, nursery, turf or sustainability. We'll even help you apply on the night!

- , Thu, 24 Jan - bookings essential.

Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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