Fancy a career outdoors?
Branch out with a Certificate III in Arboriculture and combine your love of the outdoors with a fascinating career as an arborist.
Gain a range of knowledge and skills to undertake arboriculture related work, and use this qualification as a pathway for further learning required to become an aborists. You will cover both ground-based work and working at heights.
Learn these skills:
- Tree identification
- Pruning operations
- Using and maintaining arboriculture equipment
- First aid
- Workplace safety and health.
Note: Due to this Qualification being superseded, students will be required to complete this Qualification before the 24th August 2021 OR transition to the replacement (non-equivalent) qualification.
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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 four semesters.
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.
Students are required to be actively employed in the Arboriculture Industry to enrol in tis course. Students who have completed AHC20516 Certificate II in Arboriculture gain credits for some units. Your course lecturer will advise.
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).
- 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
- 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.
Study options and next steps
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