Certificate III in Arboriculture

AHC30816

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 arborists in the arboriculture industry.

The qualification covers both ground-based workers and those working at heights.
This qualification does not require a person to work at heights, however, units that include the skills and knowledge required to work at heights, both from an elevated work platform (EWP) and by climbing trees, are included as elective streams.

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Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

23 units of competency:

14 core units plus

9 elective units.

Core Units

AHCARB302*

Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB303*

Perform pruning operations

AHCARB311

Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

AHCARB313

Identify trees

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

BSBWOR204

Use business technology

CPCCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239

Trim and cut felled trees

FWPCOT3238

Operate a pole saw

FWPFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

HLTAID003

Provide first aid

TLID1001

Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

UETTDREL14A

Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker

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.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment at Certificate III level and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome in Arboriculture. The electives are to be chosen to provide a specialisation.

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture with an additional descriptor added by the RTO to reflect unit selection for a specialisation:

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing)

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Elevated Work Platform)

AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing and Elevated Work Platform).

Climbing Specialisation

In order to achieve the Climbing specialisation:

select all 5 units from Group A.

select at least 1 unit from Group D

the remaining 3 units may be selected from Group D, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

Group A

AHCARB305*

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB307*

Use advanced climbing techniques

AHCARB310*

Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB312*

Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) Specialisation

In order to achieve the EWP specialisation:

select all 4 units from Group B.

select at least 2 units from Group D

the remaining 3 units may be selected from Group D, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Group B – EWP

AHCARB305*

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB310*

Perform aerial rigging

TLILIC2005

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

Climbing and EWP Specialisation

In order to achieve the Climbing and EWP specialisation:

select all 6 units from Group C

an additional 3 units may be selected from Group D, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Group C – Climbing and EWP

AHCARB305*

Dismantle trees

AHCARB306*

Undertake aerial rescue

AHCARB307*

Use advanced climbing techniques

AHCARB310*

Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB312*

Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

TLILIC2005

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

For a ground-based outcome without a working-at-height specialisation:

select 6 units from Group D or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification,

the remaining 3 units may be selected from any other currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Group D

AHCARB206*

Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

AHCARB207*

Perform ground based rigging

AHCARB301*

Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCARB308

Install cable and bracing

AHCARB309

Implement a tree protection program

AHCCHM303

Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCLSC310

Implement a tree transplanting program

AHCNAR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

CPCCCM2010B

Work safely at heights

CPCCDO3011A

Perform dogging

FWPCOT2236

Fall trees manually (basic)

FWPFGM3213

Fall trees manually (advanced)

FWPHAR2206

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

HLTAID001

Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

RIIWHS205D

Control traffic with stop-slow bat

UETTDRRF03B

Perform EWP rescue

UETTDRRF08B

Perform EWP controlled descent escape

Prerequisite requirements

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

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

AHCARB206 Operate and maintain stump grinding machines

AHCARB210 Work effectively in the arboriculture industry

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging

AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

AHCARB301 Implement a tree maintenance program

AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work

AHCARB313 Identify trees

AHCARB303 Perform pruning operations

FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees OR FWPCOT3238 Operate a pole saw

AHCARB305 Dismantle trees

AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging*

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques* OR TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue

HLTAID003 Provide first aid

AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging*

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques

AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees*

AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging

AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging*

AHCARB307 Use advanced climbing techniques* OR TLILIC2005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)

AHCARB312 Use standard climbing techniques to access trees

AHCARB311 Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots

Enrolment and accreditation of qualification awarded by:

  • MTO Group Pty Ltd - RTO Code: 32493