Courses

Diploma of Arboriculture

AHC50516

Our Diploma of Arboriculture will facilitate your fascinating and unique career as an arborist. Be part of a well-respected sector of the horticultural industry called upon to assess and repair damage to our trees.

Climb high and gain a rewarding career

Arboriculture is your first choice if tree maintenance and sustainability is important to you. You will learn how to identify and select trees, diagnose and treat their health, and prepare tenders and reports. You will be trained in the most up-to-date techniques available to this trade, using highly specialised equipment that meets industry best practice and all legislative standards.

Industry connections and resources

Our qualified and industry-experienced teachers will guide you through your studies with professionalism and current knowledge. You will have access to all the right gear and exceptional facilities.

The industry body is the VTIO – Victorian Tree Industry Organisation. The VTIO covers a broad range of disciplines within the industry including ongoing training.

Employment outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will be a qualified Arborist.

This course is specifically targeted at those interested in tree assessment and sustainability. Career opportunities can vary from researching urban development benefits to risk assessment for councils.

Assessment

A competency based course assessment is built on your ability to achieve unit outcomes. Methods of assessment include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios, oral activities and third party reports. At the commencement of each unit you will be given an outline of what is to be covered in that unit and how the unit will be assessed.

Contact

For further information on the Diploma of Arboriculture, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

AHC50516

Campuses

FAIRFIELD

Department

Horticulture and Landscaping
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 2 years


Class Schedule: *

Fri AM and PM


*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Careers Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Other, Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$4950
Ineligible:$12100

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

A competency based course assessment is built on your ability to achieve unit outcomes. Assessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios, oral activities and third party reports. At the commencement of each unit you will be given an outline of what is to be covered in that unit and how the unit will be assessed

Materials

A list of equipment and reference material that needs to be purchased by you will be distributed early in the course.

Entrance Requirements

  • entry to this course is reliant on you having complete the Certificate III in Arboriculture (minimum entry)
  • all applicants will be interviewed to establish if this course is suited to your needs

Pathways to further study

The Diploma of Arboriculture may lead to further study including degrees in science and horticulture

Career Pathways

Become an Arborist and work anywhere in the country. Spend your days in botanical gardens and large parks or pursue contract and consultancy roles, such as an urban planning specialist or timber analyst

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work 80
AHCARB313 Identify trees 90
AHCARB403 Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation 100
AHCARB502 Identify, select and specify trees 120
AHCARB504 Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report 90
AHCARB505 Document and audit tree work 90
AHCARB506 Prepare arborist reports 90
AHCARB601 Examine and assess trees 120
AHCARB602 Diagnose tree diseases 120
AHCWRK508 Interpret legislation 100

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.