Qualification details

AHC20510 - Certificate II in Arboriculture (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) Replaced15/Oct/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Jun/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by AHC20513 - Certificate II in ArboricultureSupersedes and is not equivalent to AHC20510. Changes to packaging rules and qualification core. 17/Dec/2013
Supersedes RTF20203 - Certificate II in Horticulture (Arboriculture) 09/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCARB201A - Apply a range of treatments to treesApply a range of treatments to trees Elective
AHCARB202A - Fell small treesFell small trees Core
AHCARB203A - Perform above ground pruningPerform above ground pruning Core
AHCARB204A - Undertake standard climbing techniquesUndertake standard climbing techniques Core
AHCARB206A - Undertake stump removalUndertake stump removal Core
AHCARB207A - Perform ground based riggingPerform ground based rigging Core
AHCCHM201A - Apply chemicals under supervisionApply chemicals under supervision Elective
AHCLSC205A - Install tree protection devicesInstall tree protection devices Elective
AHCMOM204A - Undertake operational maintenance of machineryUndertake operational maintenance of machinery Elective
AHCMOM207A - Conduct front-end loader operationsConduct front-end loader operations Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-11 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Arboriculture Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9922-11 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 

TP Version 

Comments 

3

AHC10v5

Equivalent imported units updated

2

AHC10v4

Equivalent imported units updated

1

AHC10

Initial release

Description

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in arboriculture. The arboriculture industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Arboriculture.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Tree worker, ground worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Listening and understanding
  • Speaking clearly and directly
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Teamwork

  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Working with diverse individuals and groups

Problem-solving

  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning

Self-management

  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level

Learning

  • Participating in ongoing learning
  • Learning new skills and techniques

Technology

  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of ten (10) core units and five (5) elective units.

ELECTIVE UNITS 

  • a minimum of two (2) units must be selected from the elective unit list
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to from Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the arboriculture industry.

CORE UNITS 

Occupational Health and Safety 

Unit code 

Unit title 

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

Arboriculture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCARB202A

Fell small trees

AHCARB203A

Perform above ground pruning

AHCARB204A

Undertake standard climbing techniques

AHCARB206A

Undertake stump removal

AHCARB207A

Perform ground based rigging

FPICOT2221B

Trim and cross cut felled trees

FPIHAR2206B

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

First Aid 

Unit code 

Unit title 

HLTFA201A

Provide basic emergency life support

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

TLID1001A

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

ELECTIVE UNITS 

Arboriculture 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCARB201A

Apply a range of treatments to trees

Chemicals 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCCHM201A

Apply chemicals under supervision

Landscape 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCLSC205A

Install tree protection devices

Machinery operation and maintenance 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCMOM204A

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM207A

Conduct front end loader operations

CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

CPCCCM3001C

Operate elevated work platforms

RIIMPO318B

Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

Pest management 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPMG201A

Treat weeds

AHCPMG202A

Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Plants 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCPCM201A

Recognise plants

Soils and media 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCSOL201A

Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

Work 

Unit code 

Unit title 

AHCWRK206A

Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK209A

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

CPCCCM3003A

Work safely around power sources, services and assets

RIIOHS205A

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

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