Qualification details

AHC30816 - Certificate III in Arboriculture (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 21/Dec/2017
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC30810 - Certificate III in ArboricultureThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture. 26/Jun/2016


Training packages that include this qualification

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training Packges by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 2.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCARB206 - Operate and maintain stump grinding machinesOperate and maintain stump grinding machines Elective
AHCARB207 - Perform ground based riggingPerform ground based rigging Elective
AHCARB301 - Implement a tree maintenance programImplement a tree maintenance program Elective
AHCARB302 - Inspect trees for access and workInspect trees for access and work Core
AHCARB303 - Perform pruning operationsPerform pruning operations Core
AHCARB305 - Dismantle treesDismantle trees Elective
AHCARB306 - Undertake aerial rescueUndertake aerial rescue Elective
AHCARB307 - Use advanced climbing techniquesUse advanced climbing techniques Elective
AHCARB308 - Install cable and bracingInstall cable and bracing Elective
AHCARB309 - Implement a tree protection programImplement a tree protection program Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362212 Arborist 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Arborist,Tree Preservation Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362212 Arborist 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 3

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 2.0.

Release 2

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.1.

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 1.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification provides occupation outcomes with a range of specialised knowledge and skills to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning required for arborists in the arboriculture industry.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include the general title Arborist, and the specialisation titles:

  • Climbing Arborist
  • EWP Arborist
  • Ground-based Arborist.

The qualification covers both ground-based workers and those working at heights.
This qualification does not require a person to work at heights, however, units that include the skills and knowledge required to work at heights, both from an elevated work platform (EWP) and by climbing trees, are included as elective streams.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this qualification in some jurisdictions. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 23 units of competency:
  • 14 core units plus
  • 9 elective units.

Core Units 

AHCARB302*

Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB303*

Perform pruning operations

AHCARB311

Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

AHCARB313

Identify trees

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239

Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT3238

Operate a pole saw

FWPFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

UETTDREL14A

Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

Elective Units 

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment at Certificate III level and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome in Arboriculture. The electives are to be chosen to provide a specialisation.

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture with an additional descriptor added by the RTO to reflect unit selection for a specialisation:

  • AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing)
  • AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Elevated Work Platform)
  • AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing and Elevated Work Platform).

Climbing Specialisation  

In order to achieve the Climbing specialisation:

  • select all 5 units from Group A.
  • select at least 1 unit from Group D
  • the remaining 3 units may be selected from Group D, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

Group A  

AHCARB305*

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB307*

Use advanced climbing techniques

AHCARB310*

Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB312*

Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Specialisation 

In order to achieve the EWP specialisation:

  • select all 4 units from Group B.
  • select at least 2 units from Group D
  • the remaining 3 units may be selected from Group D, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Group B – EWP 

AHCARB305*

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB310*

Perform aerial rigging

TLILIC2005

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Climbing and EWP Specialisation  

In order to achieve the Climbing and EWP specialisation:

  • select all 6 units from Group C
  • an additional 3 units may be selected from Group D, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Group C – Climbing and EWP 

AHCARB305*

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB307*

Use advanced climbing techniques

AHCARB310*

Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB312*

Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

TLILIC2005

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

For a ground-based outcome without a working-at-height specialisation:

  • select 6 units from Group D or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification,
  • the remaining 3 units may be selected from any other currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Group D  

AHCARB206*

Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

AHCARB207*

Perform ground based rigging

AHCARB301*

Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCARB308

Install cable and bracing

AHCARB309

Implement a tree protection program

AHCCHM303

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCLSC310

Implement a tree transplanting program

AHCNAR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

CPCCDO3011A

Perform dogging

FWPCOT2236

Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPFGM3213

Fall trees manually (advanced)

FWPHAR2206

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

RIIWHS205D

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

UETTDRRF03B

Perform EWP rescue

UETTDRRF08B

Perform EWP controlled descent escape

Prerequisite requirements 

Note: Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*)

Unit of competency 

Prerequisite requirement 

AHCARB206 Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

AHCARB210 Work effectively in the arboriculture industry

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging

AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB313 Identify trees

AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations

FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees OR FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw

AHCARB305 Dismantle trees

AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging*

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques* OR TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging*

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques

AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees*

AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging*

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques* OR TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture Release 3

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture Release 2

Corrected prerequisite code

Clarified prerequisite requirements and packaging rules

Equivalent qualification

Links

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