Course Start Date
13 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally accredited Certificate III in Arboriculture takes your career to new heights as you learn to cultivate, maintain and protect the environment around you. Learn everything you need to know about being an arborist from the ground up, while promoting environmental sustainability.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Identify trees
- Manually fall trees
- Operate and maintain stump grinding machines
- Implement tree maintenance programs
- Perform pruning operations
- Use arborist climbing techniques
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- Interest in plant and tree management
- A love for the botanical world
- Good communication skills
- Effective collaboration skills
- Ability to work in solitude
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- First aid certificate
- Arborist (ground based tree worker)
- Arborist (climbing and/or elevated work platform)
- Head arborist
- Consulting arborist
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Horticulture
- Certificate IV in Production Horticulture
- Diploma of Horticulture
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
|Tuesday, 22 June 2021||06.00pm to 8.30pm||Ryde campus, Building A, level 5, Auditorium|
This is a Part-Time Evening, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 13 hours of class, over 2-3 days a week, for 54 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and research, worksheets outside class time, assignment and test preparation, plus knot tying and rigging practice.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
The target participants for this cohort are:
- A combination of people wishing to work as well as people who may have work experience in the arboriculture sector.
- LLN support will be provided to the learners who need extra support to course complete.
- Additionally, some students may enter the course with pre-existing knowledge and may be eligible for recognition of prior knowledge.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to AHC30820.
The first term is Wednesday nights from 6-9pm plus Saturday workshop for First Aid and a Saturday workshop on Electricity awareness, which both cover core units, plus one other Saturday morning field day. You start practical classes on the last Friday of term one from 7am to 3:30pm . The second term is Wednesday nights from 6-9pm plus eight (8) Friday practical sessions from 7am to 3:30pm, plus two more Saturday morning field days. The third and fifth terms are Monday nights from 6-9pm plus Tuesday nights from 6-9pm plus 9 Friday practical ground based rigging and cutting sessions from 7am to 3:30pm. The fourth term has Monday nights from 6-9pm plus Tuesday nights from 6-9pm. Saturday field days are also spread across the second and third semesters.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Wednesday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Friday from 7:00am to 3.30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:
- Basic consumable equipment-Handsaw, cost approximately $40, and Chemical Applications Manual and Workbook (2 units), cost approx. $80
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|FWPFGM3212||Fall trees manually (intermediate)|
|FWPCOT3238||Operate a pole saw|
|AHCARB303||Perform pruning operations|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|TLID1001||Shift materials safely using manual handling methods|
|AHCARB311||Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots|
|FWPCOT2239||Trim and cut felled trees|
|UETTDREL14A||Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities|
|AHCARB302||Inspect trees for access and work|
|BSBWOR204||Use business technology|
|FWPCOT2236||Fall trees manually (basic)|
|AHCARB301||Implement a tree maintenance program|
|FWPHAR2206||Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher|
|AHCARB207||Perform ground based rigging|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals|
|HLTAID001||Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCARB312||Use standard climbing techniques to access trees|
|AHCARB210||Work effectively in the arboriculture industry|
|RIIWHS205D||Control traffic with stop-slow bat|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
250 Blaxland Road, Ryde
Phone 131 601
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