24hrs/Week for 1 year
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
FOR ALL 2016 ENROLMENT ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL HEAD TEACHER GREG WALDRON AT HUNTER TAFE ON 131225.
To enrol in this course one of the following is required as evidence of citizenship:
- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate
For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.
To assess eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer students are required to bring any transcripts for study previously undertaken with Registered Training Organisations (including TAFE NSW).
Students will also need to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit www.usi.gov.au
The following additional evidence is required to support applications for exemptions:
- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant or
- Alternative evidence if you are a student with a disability, impairment or long term medical condition such as documentation supporting a Rehabilitation Plan.
Jobseekers are required to provide full details of their jobactive provider and jobseeker identification (JSID) number.
The Enrolment Readiness Checklist and other important enrolment information is available under the Students tab on this website.
This course is also available as a Traineeship (Check Smart and Skilled: 2016 Prices, fees and subsidies)
|Campus or field based residential block on Friday, Saturday & Sunday approximately every 4 weeks. Weekend blocks commence at 8:00am. Classes will commence on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday- 6:00pm-9:30pm- Online
The Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,780
Students can pay their fee upfront or take out a VET FEE-HELP Loan. This study now, pay later option is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government.
More information is available from the Fees and Charges section of this website. Please note it is a requirement to read the VET FEE-HELP Information for 2016 booklet before applying for this loan. It is important to note Census Date. Your Census Dates are the last day you can withdraw your enrolment without incurring the cost for each Unit of Study.
The qualification fee is made up of the following Units of Study:
Unit of Study 1: $1,195.00 Census Date - 29 February 2016
Unit of Study 2: $1,195.00 Census Date - 9 May 2016
Unit of Study 3: $1,195.00 Census Date – 1 August 2016
Unit of Study 4: $1,195.00 Census Date – 24 October 2016
For students ineligible for VET FEE-HELP, a fee instalment plan may be negotiated in line with the Units of Study above.
Some students may be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for an exemption will be confirmed at the time of enrolment.
For students with a disability, impairment or long term condition, please ensure you have your Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) and the date of grant for your benefit, which you will find on your most current income statement. If you are on a Rehabilitation Plan, evidence is also required.
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Additional Costs:Other Information
Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee, and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of your studies.
If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential Text books.
Estimated costs are listed below:
A Consultant's Guide to Writing Effective Reports (2004); Authors: American Society of Consulting Arborists; Publisher: International Society for Arboriculture $90.00
Tree Risk Assessment Manual (2013); Authors: Julian A. Dunster: E. Thomas Smiley, Nelda Matheny, and Sharon Lilly; Publisher: International Society for Arboriculture $70.00
Up By Roots (2008); Author: James Urban, FASLA, ISA; Publisher: International Society for Arboriculture $95.00
Forest Trees of Australia 5th Ed (2006); Authors: Boland, Brooker, Chippendale, Hall et al; Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING; ISBN: 9780643069695 $150.00
Photographic Guide to the Evaluation of Hazard Trees in Urban Areas (1994); Authors: Matheny & Clark; Publisher: International Society of Arboriculture; ISBN: 9781881956044 $50.00
Pests, Diseases and Ailments of Australian Plants, Authors: David L. Jones, Rodger Elliot, Trevor L. Blake, Sandie Jones; Publisher: NEW HOLLAND PUBLISHERS; ISBN: 9781877069970 $45.00
Students are expected to have had several years of experience as a practicing arborist, preferably after completing Certificate 3 in Horticulture (Arboriculture) or its equivalent. Students will require moderate levels of computer literacy and internet access.
The Arboriculture Diploma develops extensive training in assessment of trees for risk, heritage and monetary value, identification of species through the use of botanic keys while selecting and specifying trees for streetscapes and landscape situations. Extensive skill training is provided in assessing trees on land parcels, streetscape and development sites using industry standard technology and providing the structure to prepare a range of arboriculture reports for development applications, insurance claims and legal determinations. Additional training and skills in interpreting legislation, legal and environmental instruments to ensure the best professional practice is provided. Documenting, auditing tree works and preparing estimates quotes and tenders are additional skill sets involved in the Arboriculture diploma.
The Arboriculture Diploma delivers best arboriculture practices emphasising both the theory and skills in field based training. The flexible program would best suit practising arborists with the number years of experience wanting to progress to consultancy or work in local government.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a pathway to a wide variety of technical roles such a consulting arborist, to work in tree resource management in local government, or with larger organisations in tree management. Skills in conducting tree inspections and surveys, collating and manipulating data, preparing reports for use in development applications, organisational strategies and for legal proceedings will be emphasised.
Online delivery is supplemented by 12, 3 day residential blocks approximately every 4 weeks inclusive of Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Belmont campus.
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