Horticulture and CLM

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture

Do you enjoy working outdoors or are you passionate about a career in Arboriculture?

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture offers trainees, apprentices and those wishing to enter the industry as a working arborist the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge relevant to:

  • Tree pruning and dismantling
  • Tree recognition and culture
  • Tree management

The training offered in this qualification is also useful for industry participants who wish to update existing qualifications and meet certification requirements for activities such as aerial rescue and rigging practices where training currency is required.

Training in these units includes practical sessions in parklands and forest environments where climbing skills in rope and harness and climbing irons are developed under the supervision of practising arborists.

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities include:

  • Arborist


This Program is offered Statewide by:

TasTAFE Primary Industries North, Alanvale Road, Newnham

Various locations for training include:

  • Forestry Tasmania – Perth Nursery
  • Other sites requiring arboricultural work (to be advised)

Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

Practical training sessions are offered for AHC30816 Certificate III Arboriculture in the following units:

  • Undertake aerial rescue
  • Use advanced climbing techniques
  • Perform aerial rigging
  • Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

Dates for these practical sessions in 2018 are:

  • 14 & 15 June
  • 9 & 10 August
  • 6 & 7 September
  • 18 & 19 October

All other training dates and locations will be scheduled depending on the units participants select and individual training plans.

Call 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Resources and Equipment

Participants will have access to contemporary climbing equipment and use a range of rigging equipment to develop skills for the controlled removal and lowering of branch material.

Participants are encouraged to use their own climbing equipment along with helmets and cut resistant trousers/chaps. If you do not have these items or are not sure what equipment to purchase TasTAFE can provide these items. Chainsaws and rigging hardware are provided.

Safety glasses and hearing protection are the responsibility of individuals.

Certification in the use of chainsaws is a requirement for this program.


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Qualification Requirements

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 23 units of competency:  14 core units plus 9 elective units.


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