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Diploma of Arboriculture

Product Code:AHC50510-01V01 National Code:AHC50510
Diploma of ArboricultureThis course is for people seeking the advanced skills and knowledge required to
work independently in the arboriculture sector as a consultant or in a
supervisory or managerial role.

You will learn advanced skills in arboriculture techniques and practices;
business operations; work health and safety; and industry work
practices.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or completion of the
Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent qualification.
VET Fee Help approved Study now and pay later with a VET FEE-HELP student loan (available to eligible students).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification
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This qualification may be accessed by direct entry or completion of the
Certificate III in Arboriculture or equivalent qualification.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Career Pathways

Arboriculture consultant, supervisor or manager.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Newcastle Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Important Information
13-07-2015 Flexible
for 48 weeks
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 131 225 if you wish to enrol.

A signed and dated Student Declaration will be accepted as proof of citizenship at enrolment. The declaration must confirm that students will provide evidence of citizenship on request including one of the following.

-An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
-Australian or New Zealand Passport
-Green Medicare Card
-Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a humanitarian visa will be accepted at enrolment.

You will need to bring the following documents with you to the Enrolment Session to provide evidence that you meet the Eligibility requirements for training subsidised by NSW Government:

- Drivers Licence or
- Photo ID card or
- Passport or Medicare Card

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students will need to complete an Aboriginal Learning Circle Form. Please request this form from Hunter TAFE staff. Please note you may be asked to provide documentary evidence of community identification. Descent or self-identification.

For students receiving Commonwealth Government Benefit or Allowance please ensure you are able to provide evidence of eligible Commonwealth Government benefits or allowances including your Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) and confirm the date of grant of your benefit.

For students with a disability, impairment or long term condition proof of your disability is required to support your application. If you are on a Rehabilitation plan please provide a certified copy or other supporting documentation.

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Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday- 7:30pm-8:30pm- Online Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $4,780.00

Total: $4,780.00

The Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,780.00

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 2015 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 - $2,390.00 Census date 27/07/15
Unit of Study 2 - $2,390.00 Census Date 06/10/15
For students ineligible for VET FEE-HELP, a fee instalment plan may be negotiated.

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.
Additional Costs
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 equipment.

Estimated costs are listed below:

PPE: flourescent safety vest and broadbrimmed hat - $40
Botanical Field Guide Revised (2007), Mager & Burrows -$15

Local Entry Requirements

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.

Other Information

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.

If you require information please contact greg.waldron@tafensw.edu.au.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 13-07-2015,
Study Options: Flexible, , 48W weeks
How to Enrol: Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 131 225 if you wish to enrol.

A signed and dated Student Declaration will be accepted as proof of citizenship at enrolment. The declaration must confirm that students will provide evidence of citizenship on request including one of the following.

-An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
-Australian or New Zealand Passport
-Green Medicare Card
-Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a humanitarian visa will be accepted at enrolment.

You will need to bring the following documents with you to the Enrolment Session to provide evidence that you meet the Eligibility requirements for training subsidised by NSW Government:

- Drivers Licence or
- Photo ID card or
- Passport or Medicare Card

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students will need to complete an Aboriginal Learning Circle Form. Please request this form from Hunter TAFE staff. Please note you may be asked to provide documentary evidence of community identification. Descent or self-identification.

For students receiving Commonwealth Government Benefit or Allowance please ensure you are able to provide evidence of eligible Commonwealth Government benefits or allowances including your Centrelink Reference Number (CRN) and confirm the date of grant of your benefit.

For students with a disability, impairment or long term condition proof of your disability is required to support your application. If you are on a Rehabilitation plan please provide a certified copy or other supporting documentation.
Proposed Timetable: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday- 7:30pm-8:30pm- Online
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Smart and Skilled Second Qual: $4,780.00

Total: $4,780.00

The Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,780.00

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 2015 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 - $2,390.00 Census date 27/07/15
Unit of Study 2 - $2,390.00 Census Date 06/10/15
For students ineligible for VET FEE-HELP, a fee instalment plan may be negotiated.

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.
Additional Costs
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 equipment.

Estimated costs are listed below:

PPE: flourescent safety vest and broadbrimmed hat - $40
Botanical Field Guide Revised (2007), Mager & Burrows -$15

Important Information: Local Entry Requirements

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.

Other Information

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.

If you require information please contact greg.waldron@tafensw.edu.au.