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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.

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
Various
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The Enrolment Session is scheduled to take place on::

Date: Friday 24th June 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
Or
Date: Monday 4th July 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
Or
Date: Friday 15th July 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
Or
Date: Friday 29th July 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28

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.

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Fee: $4,780.00

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

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.

For more information on VET FEE HELP, please call Hunter TAFE on 131225.
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

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.

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Newcastle Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: , , weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

The Enrolment Session is scheduled to take place on::

Date: Friday 24th June 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
Or
Date: Monday 4th July 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
Or
Date: Friday 15th July 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28
Or
Date: Friday 29th July 2016
Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Newcastle Campus Block S Level 1 Room 28

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.

Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: Fee: $4,780.00

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

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.

For more information on VET FEE HELP, please call Hunter TAFE on 131225.
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

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.