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Diploma of Arboriculture

Career Area:Environmental, Horticulture & Primary Industries 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.

Career Pathways

Arboriculture consultant, supervisor or manager.

Prior Learning

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

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
29-08-2016 Flexible
24hrs/Week for 1 year

Thanks for visiting! Hunter TAFE is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2017.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time, part-time day or evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, or with a mix of campus and online.

The Enrolment Sessions are scheduled to take place on:

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
OR
Date: Thursday 19th January 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
OR
Date: Thursday 24th January 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
OR
Date: Friday 10th February 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.

16NEW-998

Attendance will be discussed at the enroment session. Fee: $4,780.00


The 2017 Smart and Skilled fee will be published soon. As a guide

The 2016 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,780.00

The 2016 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,250.00

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 2017 booklet before applying for this loan. It is important to note Census Dates. Your Census Dates are the last day you can withdraw your enrolment without incurring the cost for each Unit of Study.

You may be eligible for a fee exemption which will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 so that Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the students own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises Hunter TAFE customers of their obligations with regard to Student Fees and Additional Costs, and of eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website
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.

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.

Other Information


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To enrol in training subsidised by the NSW Government, a statutory declaration is required as proof of citizenship. The declaration must confirm that you 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.

You’ll need to bring any transcripts for study previously undertaken with Registered Training Organisations (including TAFE NSW) so we can assess your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer.

Please contact us on 131 225 if you would like further information.

Enquire Now
Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester 29-08-2016,
Study Options: Flexible, 24hrs/Week, 1Y weeks
How to Enrol:
Thanks for visiting! Hunter TAFE is taking enquiries for this course commencing in 2017.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time, part-time day or evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, or with a mix of campus and online.

The Enrolment Sessions are scheduled to take place on:

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
OR
Date: Thursday 19th January 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
OR
Date: Thursday 24th January 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
OR
Date: Friday 10th February 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225.
Proposed Timetable: Attendance will be discussed at the enroment session.
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Fee: $4,780.00


The 2017 Smart and Skilled fee will be published soon. As a guide

The 2016 Smart and Skilled Second Qualification Fee is $4,780.00

The 2016 Smart and Skilled First Qualification Fee is $4,250.00

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 2017 booklet before applying for this loan. It is important to note Census Dates. Your Census Dates are the last day you can withdraw your enrolment without incurring the cost for each Unit of Study.

You may be eligible for a fee exemption which will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students being approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 so that Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the students own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises Hunter TAFE customers of their obligations with regard to Student Fees and Additional Costs, and of eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website
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.

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.

Other Information


This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To enrol in training subsidised by the NSW Government, a statutory declaration is required as proof of citizenship. The declaration must confirm that you 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.

You’ll need to bring any transcripts for study previously undertaken with Registered Training Organisations (including TAFE NSW) so we can assess your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer.

Please contact us on 131 225 if you would like further information.

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.