Qualification details

AHC41916 - Certificate IV in Arboriculture (Release 3)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
3 (this release)Current 19/Dec/2018
(View details for release 2) Replaced14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

Usage recommendation:
Current

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 3.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCARB302 - Inspect trees for access and workInspect trees for access and work Elective
AHCARB303 - Perform pruning operationsPerform pruning operations Elective
AHCARB401 - Verify pruning specificationsVerify pruning specifications Core
AHCARB402 - Supervise and audit tree operationsSupervise and audit tree operations Core
AHCARB403 - Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluationPerform a ground-based tree defect evaluation Core
AHCARB404 - Conduct a safety auditConduct a safety audit Core
AHCARB405 - Perform geospatial data collectionPerform geospatial data collection Elective
AHCBUS401 - Administer finance, insurance and legal requirementsAdminister finance, insurance and legal requirements Core
AHCBUS402 - Cost a projectCost a project Core
AHCBUS504 - Prepare estimates, quotes and tendersPrepare estimates, quotes and tenders 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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Tree Preservation Officer,Arboriculture Supervisor 

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 511 Certificate IV 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 3.0.

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 supervising arborists in the arboriculture industry.

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:

  • 15 units of competency:
  • 10 core units plus
  • 5 elective units.

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

  • select at least 3 units from the elective list
  • an additional 2 units may be selected from the elective list, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in Arboriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4.

Core Units 

AHCARB401

Verify pruning specifications

AHCARB402

Supervise and audit tree operations

AHCARB403

Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation

AHCARB404

Conduct a safety audit

AHCBUS401

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS402

Cost a project

AHCPCM402

Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program

BSBITU404

Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBWHS404

Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control

TAEASS402

Assess competence

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.

AHCBUS504

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

AHCARB302

Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB303*

Perform pruning operations

AHCARB405

Perform geospatial data collection

AHCCHM404

Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM405

Plan and implement a chemical use program

AHCPCM401

Recommend plants and cultural practices

BSBSMB420

Evaluate and develop small business operations

CPCCDO3011A

Perform dogging

CPPSEC4008A

Prepare a detailed tender

TAEASS401

Plan assessment activities and processes

TAEASS403

Participate in assessment validation

Prerequisite requirements 

Unit of competency 

Prerequisite requirement 

AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations

FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

AND

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

OR

FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC41916 Certificate IV in Arboriculture

Release 3

AHC41916 Certificate IV in Arboriculture

Release 2

Updated chemical unit codes and prerequisite requirements table

Equivalent qualification

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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