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Offering Info

Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing)

  • National Course Code: AHC30816
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30816-02V02-20PAD-170

Location – Padstow

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

04 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

7

Duration

18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

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

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 AHC30815 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing)

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.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence:

  • If you are a Trainee, you need to supply your documentation.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to attend all classes
  • complete, perform, hand in and pass all assessments events by the due date
  • complete and pass all units in the pathway

Please Note: If you are away for an assessment event, you will need to supply a doctors certificate.

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INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a part-time day, face to face delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 months.

You may also be required to complete approximately 17 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including assessment research and preparation, research, self-directed study and skills tracker.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want a qualification in Arboriculture - climbing stream, where you will learn industry skills to climb trees using ropes and a harness.

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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Tuesdays from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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?

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. An initial payment of $80 is required to confirm your enrolment into this course. If you do not wish to continue with your enrolment, you must formally advise Customer Service of your withdrawal. If you do not withdraw prior to the commencement date of the course, this initial payment is non-refundable. Please contact us on 13 79 74 for further information.

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RECOGNITION

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

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 13 7974 for full details.

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Core Units
Number Title
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
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging
AHCARB305 Dismantle trees
AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue
AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques
AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging
AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Climbing Arborist

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Course Location

Padstow
Raine Road, Padstow
Phone 131 601

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