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Certificate III in Arboriculture


  • Alanvale
  • Burnie
  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Part-time

Study type

  • Apprentices/Trainees
  • Mixed Learning
  • Workplace

Tuition Fees

Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Gain the specialised knowledge and skills you need to undertake skilled work as an Arborist in the arboriculture industry.

If you are already employed in the industry or are working in a job with arboriculture-related tasks, this qualification will allow you to gain specialist skills and knowledge relating to arboriculture activities including shaping and canopy management, tree health and risk assessment, tree management, dismantling and removal. This qualification is also useful if you are looking to update your existing qualifications and meet certification requirements for activities such as aerial rescue and rigging practices where training currency is required.

In this course you will learn how to perform rigging practices, identify trees, inspect them for access and work and perform pruning operations.

You will have an opportunity to gain training and expertise on a range of tree access methods including EWP, rope and harness climbing and spur climbing. You will also have the opportunity to practice chainsaw, pole saw and felling trees manually.

This course also includes a number of practical sessions in parklands and forest environments where you will have the opportunity to develop arborist climbing techniques with rope and harness, and specialised equipment under the supervision of practising Arborists. You’ll learn how to undertake aerial rescue, perform ground-based and aerial rigging, as well as develop your tree dismantling techniques.

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained a nationally recognised occupational outcome with the specialised knowledge and skills required to undertake skilled work as an Arborist in the Arboriculture industry.

This qualification is also offered as an Australian Apprenticeship.

Note – this course is available to both apprentices and non-apprentices around Tasmania.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy type
Alanvale17 Jan 2022 -
23 Dec 2023

Enrol at any time provided you have employment at a suitable industry-specific workplace. You will have workplace-based visits and scheduled campus-based training.

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Career opportunities

  • Climbing Arborist
  • EWP Arborist
  • Arborist Works Coordinator

Career opportunities

  • Climbing Arborist
  • EWP Arborist
  • Arborist Works Coordinator

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