AHC50516 Diploma of Arboriculture

Consulting Arborists

The AHC5056 Diploma of Arboriculture is aimed at candidates who have been working in the arboricultural, local government (parks and gardens) and/or power line clearance industries for a minimum of five years. The Diploma covers the role of the consulting arborist as well as para legal arborists.

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ArbTrack Pre-Requisites:
  • Five years experience in the industry
  • Must be currently employed in the industry
  • Must hold an arboricultural qualification at AQF level 3 or greater
  • Most hold one unit of tree identification at AQF level 3 or greater
Core Units of Competency:
  • AHCARB601 Examine and assess trees
  • AHCARB502 Identify, select and specify trees
  • AHCARB602 Diagnose tree diseases
  • ACHARB504 Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report
  • AHCARB506 Prepare arborist reports
  • AHCWRK508 Interpret legislation
  • AHCARB403 Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation.

An additional two elective units chosen by the student within the packaging rules.

ArbTrack Entry Requirements: Learners must be able bodied and must have full use of all limbs. Learners must have good hearing, or wear a hearing aid device to allow them to easily communicate with other personnel. Learners must have good vision, and if corrected vision then they must wear their prescription glasses/contact lenses to the course, including using prescription safety glasses for works operation. Learners must be in a fit state for work. Learners must understand and speak the English language fluently.
Duration: 2 years for new entrants. Recognition of prior learning is offered to all candidates, which may significantly reduce the time taken to complete the qualification.
Ratio: Ratio will be different per unit of competency.
Cost: Cost will depend on which stream is done. Please contact the office for an accurate quote.
Assessment: Written, practical demonstration and verbal assessments, as well as assignments and portfolios.
Expiry: This course does not expire.
What to Bring: Candidates will need to bring their own personal protective equipment which will be discussed during the first lesson.
Notebook and pen/s.
Your own lunch.
Arbtrack RTO Code: 41047

RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and CT (Credit Transfer) are available, at a separate cost. Please contact the office for more information.

ArbTrack is responsible for the compliance of training and assessment.