Certificate III in Arboriculture

National Code: AHC30820
TAFE SA Code: TP01196


Develop your specialist arboriculture knowledge and skills with this nationally recognised qualification. Learn what it takes to be a climbing arborist, EWP (elevated work plant) arborist, or ground-based arborist. Learn how to identify and inspect trees for access and work, dismantle trees, implement tree maintenance and protection programs, use arborist climbing techniques, trim and cut felled trees, fell trees manually, and perform pruning operations. Make it your own by choosing the course electives that match your workplace requirements. Learn it. Work it. Study with TAFE SA.

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36 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made

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    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Arborist.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30820)
    This course provides skills in inspecting trees for access and work, pruning operations, business technology, chainsaws, first aid and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 9 core units and 9 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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