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Certificate III in Arboriculture

National Course Code: AHC30816

TAFE NSW Course Number: AHC30816-01V01


Study Type:
Part Time Day

Start Date:
9 Feb 2018


18 months

Nominal Hours:

Full Fee: $10,720
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620

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  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at Western Sydney Institute.

This qualification provides occupation outcomes with a range of specialised knowledge and skills to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning required for arborists in the arboriculture industry.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include the general title Arborist, and the specialisation titles:
- Climbing Arborist
- EWP Arborist
- Ground-based Arborist

The qualification covers both ground-based workers and those working at heights.¿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.

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture.

An additional descriptor should be added by the RTO to reflect unit selection for a specialisation, for example:
- AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing)
- AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (EWP)
- AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing and EWP)

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Occupational Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this qualification in some jurisdictions. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

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If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Climbing Arborist
EWP Arborist
Ground-based Arborist

AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees
AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations
AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program
AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)
AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work
AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots
BSBWOR204 Use business technology
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCARB305 Dismantle trees
AHCARB313 Identify trees
FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
UETTDREL14A Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging
AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw

The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 870 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,190
Second qualification$2,620
Non-government subsidised fee$10,720

Apprenticeships: To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled Apprentice fee you must be a registered Apprentice.

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

There is an additional Material Fee of $250 per student to cover consumables.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Start Date: 9 Feb 2018

Part Time Day: 8 hours per week x 18 Months

Fridays starting at 8 am to 5 pm (Note: subject to change.)

To enrol in this course, please use the Enrol option or by attending Administration in Block A, Monday to Friday between 9 am to 5 pm.

A Unique Student Identifier is required prior to enrolment. To apply for your USI visit www.usi.gov.au If you cannot remember your USI or if you have forgotten you have one, please visit the USI Website for assistance in retrieving your USI.

For further assistance, contact the WSI Service Centre on 131 870 to enrol.

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