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AHC20516 Certificate II in Arboriculture

National ID: AHC20516 State ID: BCX6
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Branch out with arboriculture

Learn a wide range of theoretical and practical skills specifically required by the Arboriculture industry.

The course also aims to develop your awareness of safety issues, particularly in regards to machinery, tools and equipment use.

The course requires a high level of physical participation in practical activities.


Note: Due to this Qualification being superseded, students will be required to complete this Qualification before the 24th August 2021 OR transition to the replacement (non-equivalent) qualification

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Students must be actively employed in the Arboriculture Industry to enrol in this course.

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre(opens in a new tab) closest to you.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 1 day per week when studied part-time across three semesters. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2-5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours. Office 365 is provided to enrolled students.

Work placement

Students are required to be actively employed in the Arboriculture Industry to enrol in this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler, calculator, highlighter, 2 ring binder/lever-arch file, USB storage device and a clipboard for field work).

Uniform requirements

  • Steel-capped safety boots (mandatory within all classrooms)
  • Collared long-sleeve shirt and work trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Australian standard eye protection
  • Australian standard hearing protection
  • Sunblock
  • Gardening gloves

Detailed specifics will be advised by your course lecturer at orientation.

One of the units of competence in this course will be delivered by another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Unit: UETTDREL14A - Working Safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker
RTO: Energy Skills Solutions. RTO provider No 52257. Contact (08) 9209 3833 
Location: Murdoch campus
Study mode: Classroom
Duration: 2 days

SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.


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