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Qualification details

AHC50520 - Diploma of Arboriculture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC50516 - Diploma of ArboricultureEntry requirements added. Changes to the units listed in the core and electives. Changes to packaging rules, with the core increased from 7 to 8 units and the electives reduced from 3 to 2 units. 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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AHCARB510 - Specify and audit tree workSpecify and audit tree workCore
AHCPGD504 - Develop and implement a streetscape management planDevelop and implement a streetscape management planElective
AHCARB408 - Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluationPerform a ground-based tree defect evaluationCore
BSBCOM602 - Develop and create compliance requirementsDevelop and create compliance requirementsElective
AHCARB511 - Prepare arborist reportsPrepare arborist reportsCore
AHCWRK505 - Manage trial and research materialManage trial and research materialElective
BSBMGT617 - Develop and implement a business planDevelop and implement a business planElective
AHCWRK511 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityElective
AHCARB512 - Generate tree plans using computer-aided design softwareGenerate tree plans using computer-aided design softwareElective
BSBITU404 - Produce complex desktop published documentsProduce complex desktop published documentsElective
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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 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Consulting 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 421 Diploma 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 consulting arborists and tree managers.

Graduates with this qualification assess trees and produce reports and documentation attesting to the health and risks related to trees. They diagnose tree disorders and defects, document and communicate recommendations for tree establishment, canopy management, tree remediation, environmental and habitat development and tree removals, within a legislative and regulatory framework.

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

Entry Requirements

To commence this qualification an individual must have achieved the following units of competency or their equivalent:

  • AHCARB314 Implement a tree maintenance program
  • AHCARB316 Perform pruning operations
  • AHCARB323 Identify trees.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 10 units of competency:
  • 8 core units plus
  • 2 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:

  • at least one unit from the elective list
  • one additional unit may be selected from the elective list, or from this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course that reflect outcomes at AQF level 4 or above.

Core Units

AHCARB408

Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation

AHCARB508

Identify, select and specify trees

AHCARB509

Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report

AHCARB510

Specify and audit tree work

AHCARB511

Prepare arborist reports

AHCARB513

Examine and assess trees

AHCARB514

Diagnose tree diseases

AHCWRK508

Interpret legislation

Elective Units

AHCARB512

Generate tree plans using computer-aided design software

AHCBUS515

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

AHCNRM507

Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems

AHCPCM601

Develop and implement a plant health management strategy

AHCPGD504

Develop and implement a streetscape management plan

AHCWRK502

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK504

Assess new industry developments

AHCWRK505

Manage trial and research material

AHCWRK507

Implement professional practice

AHCWRK510

Audit site operations

AHCWRK511

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

BSBCOM602

Develop and create compliance requirements

BSBITU404

Produce complex desktop published documents

BSBMGT617

Develop and implement a business plan

CPPSIS5035

Obtain and validate spatial data

CPPSIS5064

Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

LGAPLEM512A

Provide geographic information systems data 

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC50520 Diploma of Arboriculture

AHC50516 Diploma of Arboriculture

Entry requirements added

Changes to the units listed in the core and electives

Changes to packaging rules, with the core increased from 7 to 8 units and the electives reduced from 3 to 2 units

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