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Qualification details

AHC60520 - Advanced Diploma of Arboriculture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC60516 - Advanced Diploma of ArboricultureEntry requirements changed. Packaging rules, core and electives units changed 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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BSBMGT616 - Develop and implement strategic plansDevelop and implement strategic plansElective
PSPPCY010 - Manage policy implementationManage policy implementationElective
LGACOMP008A - Apply conflict resolution strategiesApply conflict resolution strategiesElective
BSBCOM602 - Develop and create compliance requirementsDevelop and create compliance requirementsElective
BSBMGT617 - Develop and implement a business planDevelop and implement a business planElective
AHCARB609 - Measure and improve the performance of urban forestsMeasure and improve the performance of urban forestsCore
AHCARB512 - Generate tree plans using computer-aided design softwareGenerate tree plans using computer-aided design softwareElective
AHCARB610 - Provide consultation in a legal frameworkProvide consultation in a legal frameworkCore
CPPSIS5064 - Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysisCoordinate GIS data manipulation and analysisElective
AHCPCM601 - Develop and implement a plant health management strategyDevelop and implement a plant health management strategyElective
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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 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Senior 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 411 Advanced 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 specialist consulting arborists, senior consulting arborists, and senior tree managers.

It applies to individuals who apply advanced and paraprofessional knowledge and skills to manage trees in the context of society and infrastructure, including:

  • integration of design, planning and tree diagnostics
  • urban forest performance and operational management
  • development of strategies and policy for arboriculture within a legislative and regulatory framework.

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

Entry Requirements

Prior to commencing the qualification, an individual must have:

  • a diploma of arboriculture

or

  • a diploma or higher qualification in a field related to arboriculture plus 2 years current work experience as a consulting arborist or a municipal tree manager.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 10 units of competency:
  • 4 core units plus
  • 6 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:

  • up to 4 units selected from electives listed below
  • up to 2 units may be selected from electives listed below or this or any other endorsed Training Package or accredited course

No more than 3 of the 6 electives selected can be coded with an AQF indicator below level 6 or reflect outcomes below AQF level 6.

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

Core Units

AHCARB608

Interpret diagnostic test results

AHCARB609

Measure and improve the performance of urban forests

AHCARB610

Provide consultation in a legal framework

AHCARB611

Develop an operational tree management plan

Elective Units

AHCARB512

Generate tree plans using computer-aided design software

AHCARB612

Review and develop strategic tree policy

AHCNRM507

Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems

AHCPCM601

Develop and implement a plant health management strategy

AHCWRK603

Design and conduct a field-based research trial

BSBCOM602

Develop and create compliance requirements

BSBMGT616

Develop and implement strategic plans

BSBMGT617

Develop and implement a business plan

CPPSIS5064

Coordinate GIS data manipulation and analysis

FWPCOT6204

Use carbon accounting to estimate emissions

FWPFGM6203

Manage sustainable tree inventory

LGACOMP008A

Apply conflict resolution strategies

LGAGCM710A

Manage contracts and contractors

LGAPLEM512A

Provide geographic information systems data

LGAPLEM612B

Protect heritage and cultural assets

PSPPCY010

Manage policy implementation

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC60520 Advanced Diploma of Arboriculture

AHC60516 Advanced Diploma of Arboriculture

Entry requirements changed

Packaging rules, core and electives units changed

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