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.
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
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
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.
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
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Our graduates go onto roles like:
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.
Other jobs include: Arborist works coordinator Climbing arborist Elevated work platform arborist Crane specialist arborist Environmental arborist
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator) does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator) does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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