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 arborist. You will cover both ground-based work and working at heights.
- tree identification
- pruning operations
- using and maintaining arboriculture equipment
- first aid
- workplace safety and health
In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.
- enjoyment of practical/manual work and working in varied weather conditions outdoors
- ability to work at heights
- high stamina and fitness levels
- enjoyment of nature and the outdoors
|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|
This course is available as an apprenticeship.
Entrance requirements for apprenticeships
You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship.
An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.
Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:
- earn a wage while you train
- learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
- receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
- start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path
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.
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.
Select your preferred campus and apply
Click on your preferred campus and study mode below to get started with your application.
Semester 1, 2024
Murdoch - Part time - On Campus
All year round
Murdoch - Apprenticeship
|When||All year round|
Indicative fees and charges
The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers.