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Qualification details

AHC20520 - Certificate II in Arboriculture (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC20516 - Certificate II in ArboricultureTotal number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 20 to 11, all of which are core. 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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AHCARB212 - Operate and maintain stump grinding machinesOperate and maintain stump grinding machinesCurrentCore
FWPHAR2206 - Operate a mobile chipper/mulcherOperate a mobile chipper/mulcherSupersededCore
AHCARB214 - Recognise treesRecognise treesCurrentCore
AHCARB213 - Perform ground-based riggingPerform ground-based riggingCurrentCore
FWPCOT2237 - Maintain chainsawsMaintain chainsawsSupersededCore
AHCARB316 - Perform pruning operationsPerform pruning operationsCurrentCore
FWPCOT2239 - Trim and cut felled treesTrim and cut felled treesSupersededCore
FWPCOT2236 - Fall trees manually (basic)Fall trees manually (basic)SupersededCore
AHCARB211 - Apply treatments to treesApply treatments to treesCurrentCore
HLTAID003 - Provide first aidProvide first aidSupersededCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Arboriculture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Ground based tree worker in Arboriculture 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841412 Horticultural Nursery Assistant 22/Oct/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 22/Oct/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 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 ground-based tree workers in the arboriculture industry.

Individuals with this qualification perform a range of ground-based arboriculture activities under supervision including, pruning of trees, felling of small trees, operation of chainsaws, and the operation of equipment required for processing and removal of tree material. The work may involve high risk operations in support of arborists. Work practices are undertaken within a strict safety regime to protect workers and the public. 

This qualification is suitable as a pre-apprenticeship or school based program for introduction to the arboriculture industry.

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:

  • 11 core units of competency

Core Units

AHCARB211

Apply treatments to trees

AHCARB212

Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

AHCARB213

Perform ground-based rigging

AHCARB214

Recognise trees

AHCARB316

Perform pruning operations

FWPCOT2236

Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239

Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT3238

Operate a pole saw

FWPHAR2206

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version

Code and title previous version

Comments

Equivalence status

AHC20520 Certificate II in Arboriculture

AHC20516 Certificate II in Arboriculture

Total number of units required to achieve the qualification decreased from 20 to 11, all of which are core.

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