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Qualification details

AHC30820 - Certificate III in Arboriculture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC30816 - Certificate III in ArboricultureTotal number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 23 to 18. Changes to packaging rules, core and elective units. New specialisations added. 25/Aug/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 26/Aug/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCARB315 - Inspect trees for access and workInspect trees for access and workCore
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersElective
AHCARB314 - Implement a tree maintenance programImplement a tree maintenance programCore
AHCARB322 - Access trees for inspectionAccess trees for inspectionElective
AHCARB212 - Operate and maintain stump grinding machinesOperate and maintain stump grinding machinesElective
AHCARB319 - Use arborist climbing techniquesUse arborist climbing techniquesElective
HLTAID001 - Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitationProvide cardiopulmonary resuscitationElective
AHCLPW304 - Carry out inspection of designated areaCarry out inspection of designated areaElective
AHCARB408 - Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluationPerform a ground-based tree defect evaluationElective
AHCARB324 - Use cranes to access and dismantle treesUse cranes to access and dismantle treesElective
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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 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362212 Arborist 22/Oct/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 22/Oct/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 26/Aug/2020 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 5.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for trade level roles in the arboriculture industry, including, climbing arborist, EWP arborist, crane specialist, environmental arborist and an arborist works coordinator.

Individuals with this qualification perform a range of arboriculture activities including, shaping and canopy management, tree health and remediation, environmental and habitat development, to tree dismantling and removal. The work involves high risk operations either working at heights or conducting support works to individuals working above ground. Work practices operate within a strict safety regime to protect workers and public.

Legislation, regulations and by-laws relating to the treatment and removal of trees apply in some States and Territories.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 18 units of competency:
  • 9 core units plus
  • 9 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Quality Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 7 units must be from groups A, B, C, D, E or F, with all the units from at least one specialisation selected from the specialisations listed below
  • the remaining 2 units may be selected from units listed in groups A, B, C, D, E or F or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

No more than 3 of the 9 electives selected can be coded with an AQF indicator below level 3 or reflect outcomes below AQF level 3.

Electives are to be packaged to provide a qualification with one or more specialisations as follows:

  • All 3 electives from Group A must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist)
  • All 4 electives from Group B must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Crane Specialist)
  • All 4 electives from Group C must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Elevated Work Platform – EWP Arborist)
  • All 4 electives from Group D must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Environmental arborist)
  • All 3 electives from Group E must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Arboriculture (Works Coordinator)
  • Electives from Group G can only be selected where required as a prerequisite.

Note: If more than one specialisation is completed, award of the qualification would read (for example): Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist, Elevated Work Platform – EWP Arborist).

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

Core Units

Unit

Title

AHCARB213

Perform ground based rigging

AHCARB314

Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCARB315

Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB316

Perform pruning operations

AHCARB323

Identify trees

FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239

Trim and cut felled trees

FWPFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

HLTAID003

Provide first aid


Electives 

Group A Climbing specialist

AHCARB317

Dismantle trees

AHCARB318*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB319

Use arborist climbing techniques

Group B Crane specialist

AHCARB317

Dismantle trees

AHCARB324

Use cranes to access and dismantle trees

CPCCDO3011A*

Perform dogging

AHCARB319

Use arborist climbing techniques

Group C Elevated Work Platform (EWP) specialist

AHCARB317

Dismantle trees

TLILIC0005

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

UETTDRRF03*

Perform EWP rescue

UETTDRRF08

Perform EWP controlled descent escape

Group D Environmental arborist (habitat protection and creation)

AHCARB325

Manage trees to create and maintain habitat refuges

AHCFAU201

Recognise fauna

AHCLPW304

Carry out inspection of designated area

AHCNAR202

Maintain wildlife habitat refuges

Group E Works Coordinator

AHCARB407

Supervise and audit tree operations

AHCARB408

Perform ground based tree defect evaluation

AHCARB409

Conduct a safety audit

Group F General Electives

AHCARB212

Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

AHCARB321

Implement a tree protection program

AHCARB320

Install tree support systems

AHCARB322

Access tree for inspection

AHCARB406

Verify pruning specifications

AHCBIO305

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

CPCCCM2010B*

Work safely at heights

FWPCOT3238

Operate a pole saw

FWPFGM3213

Fall trees manually (advanced)

FWPHAR2206

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

RIIWHS205E

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

UETTDREL14

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

Group G Prerequisite Units

CPCCOHS2001A

Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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

AHCARB318 Undertake aerial rescue

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

AHCARB319 Use arborists climbing techniques

CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights

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

CPCCDO3011A Perform dogging

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

UETTDRRF03B Perform EWP rescue

HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC30820 Certificate III in Arboriculture

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture

Total number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 23 to 18

Changes to packaging rules, core and elective units

New specialisations added

Not equivalent

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72