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Qualification Structure

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture provides a choice of possible occupation outcomes within the field of arboriculture, each focusing on a range of specialised skills and knowledge required to undertake skilled work in the chosen pathway. All pathways aim to develop the arborists for safe and efficient work practices in a rapidly growing industry. Qualified Arborists are in high demand!

Possible career opportunities relevant to this qualification include:

  • Arborist (general)

  • Ground-based Arborist

  • Climbing Arborist

  • EWP Arborist

Successful completion of this course will provide students with the required skills and knowledge of an Arborist, and an entry level trade qualification in the profession of Arboriculture which includes the following:

  • The amenity value of trees, including the environmental and social benefits of trees

  • The care and management of trees in urban environments

Looking for a hands-on employment opportunity in a growing industry? This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. For more information about Australian Apprenticeships Click Here to visit the website.

The qualification outcomes provide the participant with the required knowledge and skills for an arborist working in the arboriculture industry either as a ground-based worker or for those working at heights.

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Course Delivery & Timetable

Urban Forest provides public courses or private customised programs.


Standard Program

Delivery of public courses will be in 2 and 5-day workshops held approximately 6 weeks apart. Monthly site visits will be conducted throughout the span of the course for progress and assessment purposes.

Course Duration: The AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture may be completed in a work- based environment within 18 – 36 months depending on the students level of industry experience.

UFTAC’s APP AND PROJECTS

Students will regularly engage in online interactive learning activities through the UFTAC’s App. Students will access online revision tasks, homework and projects through the app.

Assessment during the course will be a combination of different methodologies including:

  • Completion of written responses to questions

  • Completion of course activities

  • On site and classroom activity observations

  • Oral questioning

  • Completion of work diary

  • Supervisor / Third Party Reports

Customised Program

For employers looking to have a number of employees attain AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture or other courses available we are able to offer private courses for 4 or more attendees.

 

Please complete our Customised Program Enquiry Form to discuss customised options such as:

  • Personalised course structure and delivery

  • On site / remote training delivery and assessments

  • Short course delivery

We will work with employers to minimise disruption to work schedules while achieving meaningful and productive training outcomes.

Assessment during the course can comprise of a combination of:

  • Written responses to questions and activities

  • On site and classroom activity observations

  • Oral questioning

  • Third party reports

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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer

If you have formally completed other training or courses with another registered training organisation, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and/or Credit Transfer. Current industry experience will also be considered for RPL. To request the RPL Expression of Interest form, please submit your details below. We will contact you within the next 24 hours. Back to Top


Course Costs

As an Australian Apprentice you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship.

Arborists are currently listed on the Australian Government’s Trade Support Loans Priority List which means there are opportunities for financial support for individuals who are interested in this area of work.

The total cost of the course is $9800.00.  GST is not applicable.  This cost includes all learning materials required to complete the course, as well as the issuing of the Statement of Attainment on successful completion.  A Payment Plan may be made available, to help spread the costs over the duration of the course.  Please contact our office if you would like to apply for a Payment Plan. If you would like to discuss a customised payment plan, please contact our office on 1300 942 575 or email training@uftac.com.au

 

Standard Payment Plan

1 x upfront payment of $1,450

16 x monthly instalments of $450

1 x final payment of $1,150

 

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a customised payment plan.

Funding and Financial ASSISTANCE

Australian Apprentices undertaking the AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture may be eligible to receive a loan of up to $21,078 over the duration of the course. Click Here to find out more information.

FUNDING IS AVAILABLE! If you would like to know more about course funding, please contact our office and we can point you in the right direction.

If you undertake the AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture as an Australian Apprentice, your employer may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government.  Subject to eligibility requirements, your employer may typically be able to receive funding that will cover some or even all of the course costs. Eligible Employers of Australian Apprentices will receive the Additional Identified Skills Shortage Payment incentive which is $4,000. Click Here to find out more. For full details Click Here to visit the website.

As an Australian Apprentice you may also be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government to help with the costs of undertaking an apprenticeship.  For full details Click Here to visit the website.

Australian Apprentices who are undertaking apprenticeships within the national skills shortage areas may also be eligible to receive $2,000 as part of the Additional Identified Skills Shortage payment incentive. For full details Click Here to visit the website.

If you would like to start an Australian Apprenticeship and take advantage of the available incentives, your employer will need to engage an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.  Your AASN provider will also inform you of any applicable State funding which you may be eligible for. You may choose your funding provider. For more information, and a list of all AASN providers Click Here to visit the website. If you are not eligible for funding, you will have the opportunity to withdraw from the course up to 7 days prior to the course commencement date.

Please note: UFTAC are not responsible for course funding, however we can point you in the right direction to our funding providers who will be able to assist you. UFTAC and the funding providers are two separate entities. If you would like further clarification, please contact our office on 1300 942 575 or email training@uftac.com.au

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Upcoming Programs

Information Session

Please click on Information Session dates to learn more and register your interest in attending

To secure your place on a course, please use the Click Here to Enrol link beside the course you would like to attend in Upcoming Programs

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Location
Information Session Details
Enrolment
Cut-off Date
Course Start Date
Course Enrolment
Coffs Harbour, QLD
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Information Session
Thursday, 26 Sept 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Coffs Harbour Golf Club
Enrolment Cut-off Date
Friday, 11 Oct 2019
Course Start Date
Monday, 21 Oct 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
Information Session
Tuesday, 1 Oct 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Joondalup Resort
Enrolment Cut-off Date
Monday, 21 Oct 2019
Course Start Date
Monday, 4 Nov 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
Rockingham, WA
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Information Session
Wednesday, 2 Oct 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Rockingham Central Library
Enrolment Cut-off Date
Thursday, 24 Oct 2019
Course Start Date
Thursday, 7 Nov 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
Information Session
Thursday, 3 Oct 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Kalamunda Tennis Club Inc.
Enrolment Cut-off Date
Monday, 28 Oct 2019
Course Start Date
Monday, 11 Nov 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
Information Session
Friday, 4 Oct 2019
5:30pm - 7:00pm
The People Place
Enrolment Cut-off Date
Thursday, 31 Oct 2019
Course Start Date
Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
8:00am - 4:30pm
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Qualification streams

This 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 (listed below)

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include the general title Arborist, and the specialisation titles:

Ground Based Arborist

Tailored training program directed to skills required for arborists undertaking or managing ground-based operations, arboriculture maintenance programs and the supervisory role of workers utilising the climbing and EWP specialisations.

Climbing Arborist

Tailored training program on the specialised skills required by a climbing arborist. Focusing on accessing trees using standard and advanced climbing techniques to perform arboricultural tasks such as dismantling trees, pruning operations, aerial rigging and skills for aerial rescue.

EWP Arborist

Tailored training program on the specialised skills for an arborist to access the trees using an elevated work platform for the performance of arboricultural tasks such as dismantling trees, pruning operations, aerial rigging and skills for aerial rescue.

Further certification requirements may be needed in some states, for instance, dogging certification for working with cranes. The specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Training programs are structured within the packaging rules to accommodate the three possible specialisations.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 23 total units of competency:

  • 14 core units plus

  • 9 remaining elective units

On successful completion of this qualification, a professional pathway exists for participants to pursue additional qualifications, knowledge and training, such as achieving level 5 qualification, a requirement for a Consulting arborist. These professionals provide consulting, expert witness, research and academic roles in diagnostic testing and tree assessments. Back to Top

  • 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

  • BSBWOR204 Use business technology

  • CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

  • FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

  • FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

  • FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw

  • FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

  • UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

Climbing Specialisation

  • 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

  • AHCARD210 Work effectively in the arboriculture industry

  • AHCARB206 Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

  • FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Specialisation

  • AHCARB305* Dismantle trees

  • AHCARB306* Undertake aerial rescue

  • AHCARB310* Perform aerial rigging

  • TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

  • AHCARB207* Perform ground based rigging

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • AHCARB210 Work effectively in the arboriculture industry

  • AHCARB206* Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

  • FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

Ground Based Specialisation

  • AHCARB207* Perform ground based rigging

  • AHCARB210 Work effectively in the arboriculture industry

  • AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

  • AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

  • AHCPMG301 Control weeds

  • AHCARB206* Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

  • FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

  • HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

  • AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

All units marked with an asterisk (*) above have prerequisite requirements. Please visit training.gov.au to learn more.

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