Access new heights when learning how to safely cut and trim trees while climbing. Shape urban landscapes by identifying hazards, highlighting natural beauty and restoring balance to plants, both on the ground and at heights. Gain the confidence to operate chipping machines and maintain equipment.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Rig and climb trees
Perform and assist aerial rescues
Dismantle trees with chainsaws
Prune branches and manage the shape of trees
Chemical application for pesticide, weedicide and vegetation control
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Gain your experience on-the-job with your employer or in simulated workplace environments
Learn rigging techniques
Inspect sites for correct access and dismantling space
Prune established amenity trees
Work safely in the arboriculture industry
Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
First Aid certificate
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A general construction induction card (commonly known as a white card) – you will need this before you can enter a construction site
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for contributing to a greener world
Confidence working at heights
A high level of fitness in order to climb trees and operate chainsaws
Interest in working to high industry-standards
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Arborist (ground-based tree worker) , Arborist (climbing and/or elevated work platform) , Head arborist and Consulting arborist
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing) does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 23 Units of competency, including 14 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
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