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2 years part time
2 years part time
If you are passionate about sustainability and the health of our trees, a career in arboriculture may be just what you’re looking for. Arboriculture is an important industry in Australia, specialising in one of our most precious natural resources. The arboriculture industry employs over 40,000 workers with an annual turnover of over $1 billion. As you study arboriculture at Melbourne Polytechnic our qualified, professional teachers will train you in identifying and selecting trees, diagnosing and treating their health, and preparing tenders and report
At Melbourne Polytechnic, our arboriculture teachers are industry connected, with expertise and up-to-date knowledge about an ever-changing field. Our Diploma of Arboriculture allows students to access industry-standard equipment and world class facilities. You will take part in theory-based and practical field based learning, preparing you to be job-ready for your career in arboriculture. Melbourne Polytechnic’s strong industry links to the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation ensures that the skills you acquire with us will reflect the needs of the industry.
Qualified and skilled arborists are in high demand throughout Australia. At the conclusion of the course you could branch out into a number of careers, from researching urban development benefits, to completing risk assessments for councils.
"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
1 day per week over 2 years
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
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCARB302||INSPECT TREES FOR ACCESS AND WORK||Elective||80|
|AHCARB403||PERFORM A GROUND-BASED TREE DEFECT EVALUATION||Elective||100|
|AHCARB502||IDENTIFY, SELECT AND SPECIFY TREES||Core||120|
|AHCARB504||DEVELOP AN ARBORICULTURAL IMPACT REPORT||Core||90|
|AHCARB505||DOCUMENT AND AUDIT TREE WORK||Core||90|
|AHCARB506||PREPARE ARBORIST REPORTS||Core||90|
|AHCARB601||EXAMINE AND ASSESS TREES||Core||120|
|AHCARB602||DIAGNOSE TREE DISEASES||Core||120|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$ 5800||$13800|
|Maximum annual amenities||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$ 6050||$14050|
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
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We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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