Not available for international students.
Various dates throughout the year
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.
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.
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
Install cable and bracing
Work safely in the construction industry
Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
Licence to operate a boom-type elevating platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots
Coordinate work site activities
Trim and cut felled trees
Inspect trees for access and work
Fall trees manually (basic)
Fall trees manually (intermediate)
Perform pruning operations
Perform ground based rigging
Use advanced climbing techniques
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.
QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION
After completing this course, you will receive the nationally endorsed AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture.
At the completion of this course you may undertake further studies in the AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture and AHC50416 Diploma of Horticulture.
- Local government arborist
- Urban planning assistant
- Aboricultural supervisor
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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:
03 9564 1699
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.
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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.
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