National code: AHC30820

Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator)

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Overview About this course

Be an arborist works coordinator with career opportunities Australia wide. Develop specialist skills to supervise high-risk operations, perform safety audits and assess tree defects while promoting environmental sustainability.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Supervise a team to ensure safe tree operations

  • Perform ground-based tree defect evaluations

  • Conduct safety audits

  • Implement tree maintenance programs

  • Manually fall trees and operate chainsaws

  • Safely complete ground-based rigging

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Skills to supervise and communicate with your team

  • Confidence to complete safety audits and tree defect evaluations

  • A sound understanding of rigging techniques

  • Be comfortable with working safely in the arboriculture industry

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • To complete this course, you must have the physical capability to climb trees to heights of up to 30 metres using industry climbing equipment. You must also be able to safely complete tasks while working at heights and ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  • Your teacher will let you know when you’ll be assessed on these capabilities.

  • It’s important to note that if you are assessed not to meet the physical requirements, you will not be able to complete this course. Your teacher will direct you to a more appropriate course in arboriculture.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to provide your own steel-capped safety boots - required on the first day of class

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands

  • A class C - Car licence

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Arborist

Arborists maintain and care for trees and shrubs by lopping limbs and shaping branches, treating trees with fertilisers and insecticides, removing dead or decaying trees, and advising on general tree care.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    69%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    2,200 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    37 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,230

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    43 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    3% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Arborist works coordinator, Climbing arborist, Elevated work platform arborist, Crane specialist arborist and Environmental arborist

Licensing

Arborists do not need a licence to practise arboriculture in Australia, yet SafeWork NSW, the Tree Contractors Association of Australia, Arboriculture Australia and the Local Government Tree Resources Association recommend that professional arborists meet several requirements. Arborists practising in Australia should represent a professional business, hold proper worker's compensation insurance, and have minimum qualifications of Certificate II in Arboriculture for carrying out ground and climbing work, and/or Certificate III in Arboriculture for supervising climbing work. To successfully work within the arboriculture industry, you will also need a Pesticide Licence, to demonstrate you have a safe and ethical understanding of chemical applications, handling and storage. Visit NSW Environmental Protection Agency for licensing requirements and guidelines before you apply.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 18 Units of competency, including 9 core and 9 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Perform ground-based rigging AHCARB213

  • Identify trees AHCARB323

  • Implement a tree maintenance program AHCARB314

  • Perform pruning operations AHCARB316

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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