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Qualification details

AHC30824 - Certificate III in Arboriculture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC30820 - Certificate III in ArboricultureUpdated 3 Core units, 14 Elective units and prerequisite requirements. Added 1 Elective unit. Deleted 1 Elective unit 30/Apr/2024

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 01/May/2024


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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FWPCOT2254 - Maintain chainsawsMaintain chainsawsCurrentCore
AHCARB315 - Inspect trees for access and workInspect trees for access and workCurrentCore
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersCurrentElective
AHCARB314 - Implement a tree maintenance programImplement a tree maintenance programCurrentCore
AHCARB322 - Access trees for inspectionAccess trees for inspectionCurrentElective
AHCARB212 - Operate and maintain stump grinding machinesOperate and maintain stump grinding machinesCurrentElective
AHCARB319 - Use arborist climbing techniquesUse arborist climbing techniquesCurrentElective
AHCLPW312 - Carry out inspection of designated areaCarry out inspection of designated areaCurrentElective
AHCARB408 - Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluationPerform a ground-based tree defect evaluationCurrentElective
AHCARB324 - Use cranes to access and dismantle treesUse cranes to access and dismantle treesCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362511 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 362511 Arborist 19/Jun/2024 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 19/Jun/2024 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 01/May/2024 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 10.0.

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).

Core Units

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

FWPCOT2254 

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2273

Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT3350

Fell trees manually (intermediate)

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

Elective Units

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

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

CPCCDO3011 *

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)

UETDRMP005 *

Perform elevated work platform rescue

UETDRMP004 *

Perform elevated work platform controlled descent escape

Group D Environmental Arborist (Habitat protection and creation)

AHCARB325

Manage trees to create and maintain habitat refuges

AHCFAU202

Recognise fauna

AHCLPW312

Carry out inspection of designated area

AHCECR202

Maintain wildlife habitat refuges

Group E Works Coordinator

AHCARB407

Supervise and audit tree operations

AHCARB408

Perform a 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 trees for inspection

AHCARB406

Verify pruning specifications

AHCBIO303

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

AHCWRK317

Coordinate work site activities

RIIWHS204E

Work safely at heights

FWPCOT3301

Trim trees using a pole saw

FWPCOT3351

Fell trees manually (advanced)

FWPHAR2208

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

RIIWHS205E

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

UETDREL006

Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

Group G Prerequisite units

CPCCWHS2001

Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

HLTAID009

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

UEECD0007

Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

Prerequisite Units

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

AHCARB318 Undertake aerial rescue

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

AHCARB319 Use arborists climbing techniques

CPCCDO3011 Perform dogging

CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry

UETDRMP005 Perform elevated work platform rescue

HLTAID009 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

and

UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

or

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

or

UETDREL006 Work safely in the vicinity of live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

UETDRMP004 Perform elevated work platform controlled descent escape

UEECD0007 Apply work health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace

or

TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC30824 Certificate III in Arboriculture

AHC30820 Certificate III in Arboriculture

Updated 3 Core units, 14 Elective units and prerequisite requirements

Added 1 Elective unit

Deleted 1 Elective unit

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