AHC50520 Diploma of Arboriculture
Course Outline and Structure
Applicants must have access to a workplace and are required to have successfully completed at least Australian high school year 12, or equivalent, posses computer skills sufficient to undertake research, use database and word processing programs and download and upload files.
Applicants are required to complete a suitability appraisal and language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment prior to enrolment.
Ideally, applicants should have achieved a Certificate III in Arboriculture or related horticulture qualification, have at least two years industry experience as a practicing arborist and must have access to a workplace.
Applicants must have achieved the following units of competency or their equivalent, prior to enrolment:
- AHCARB314 Implement a tree maintenance program
- AHCARB316 Perform pruning operations
- AHCARB323 Identify trees
Training and assessment, assessment only and RPL pathways are available for these prerequisite units.
Training is delivered via a blend of face-to-face in a classroom and online webinars. Training is designed to be completed in 5 terms over a total of 57 weeks (including 12 weeks holidays), depending on prior experience and training (36 contact days – 2 days per month plus one 2-hour online session per month). Some units may be delivered and/or assessed at alternate locations depending on practical tasks.
Work placement and independent study between contact days is required.
Up to 960 hours volume of learning depending on existing knowledge, skills and experience.
- Learner Guides
- Online Learner Portal
- Helpful resources (Templates and extra handouts)
- A simulated workplace environment as required of specific activities
- WHS templates (including risk management resources)
- Relevant sections of Acts, Regulations, Standards and Codes of Practice.
a workplace where they can develop their skills and knowledge and complete their assessments under a supervisor
Laptop with web camera and software such as, but not limited to, the following:
Microsoft Teams, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
video recording equipment (e.g. mobile phone or video recorder) to record roleplay activities and presentations.
at least three (3) people to participate in various assessment activities including meetings, role plays, and providing feedback
- Work boots
- Long-sleeved hi-visibility shirt
- Long pants/trousers
- ANZI Standard helmet
- Eye protection
- Written questions assessments
- Observation via demonstration or role play
Australian Institute of Arboriculture has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy, to ensure that an individual’s prior learning, achieved through formal and informal training, work experience or other life experiences, is appropriately recognised. This recognition may assist students to progress faster through their course.
Face-to-face training will be delivered from our Nerang venue on the Gold Coast.
Other locations may be used as required by the activities being delivered or assessed.
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 10 units of competency
(8 core units and 2 elective units).
|Specify and audit tree work
|Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation
|Prepare arborist reports
|Identify, select and specify trees
|Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report
|Examine and assess trees
|Diagnose tree diseases
|Provide specialist advice to clients
|Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
(5 terms over a total of 57 weeks, including school holidays)
Enroll Now for $10,035
Deposit of $1,035 and 13 monthly payments of $695 paid by Direct Debit
*Please read the Australian Institute of Arboriculture Student Handbook containing the Refund policy, Appeals, Complaints, and other learner and course information.