Qualification details

AHC20510 - Certificate II in Arboriculture (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC20513 - Certificate II in ArboricultureSupersedes and is not equivalent to AHC20510.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

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 3) 01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 2) 15/Oct/2012
1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

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Units of competency

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AHCARB202A - Fell small treesFell small treesSupersededN/A
TLID107C - Shift materials safely using manual handling methodsShift materials safely using manual handling methodsSupersededN/A
AHCPCM201A - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsSupersededN/A
RIIOHS205A - Control traffic with stop-slow batControl traffic with stop-slow batSupersededN/A
CPCCCM1006A - Work safely at heightsWork safely at heightsSupersededN/A
AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaDetermine basic properties of soil and/or growing mediaSupersededN/A
AHCPMG201A - Treat weedsTreat weedsSupersededN/A
FPICOT2221B - Trim and cross cut felled treesTrim and cross cut felled treesSupersededN/A
AHCARB203A - Perform above ground pruningPerform above ground pruningDeletedN/A
FPIHAR2206A - Operate a mobile chipper/mulcherOperate a mobile chipper/mulcherSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 843311 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/201131/Mar/2022
ANZSCO Identifier 843311 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 01/Apr/2022 
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

Not Applicable


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 Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


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


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


  • 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


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Participating in ongoing learning
  • Learning new skills and techniques


  • 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.


  • 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.


Occupational Health and Safety 

CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


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

FPIHAR2206A Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

First Aid 

HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support


TLID107C Shift materials safely using manual handling methods



AHCARB201A Apply a range of treatments to trees


AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


AHCLSC205A Install tree protection devices

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCMOM207A Conduct front end loader operations

CPCCCM3001A Operate elevated work platforms

CPCCCM1006A Work safely at heights

RIIMPO318A Conduct skid steer loader operations

Pest management 

AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


AHCPCM201A Recognise plants

Soils and media 

AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media


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