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 working in the industry as an 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

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Arborist

Location, dates and times

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)

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling intake
  • Duration:  Varies, depending on units selected. Predominately on the job.

Information Session:

Alanvale Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 1pm – 2pm
G1.17, G Block, 54a Alanvale Road, Newnham
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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

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

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

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.

Essential Requirements

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

Must be employed in the industry or working in a job with arboriculture related tasks.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


AHC30816- Certificate III in Arboriculture.

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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