AHC30816 – Certificate III in Arboriculture

Become a qualified arborist

National skill shortage of arborists

  • Qualified arborists are in high demand throughout Australia and overseas
  • Arborists are continually included in Victorian and national skill shortage reports
  • Employment outlook indicates ongoing job opportunities for qualified arborists

Course Overview

Enrol now and gain the skills and knowledge for a rewarding career in tree maintenance and sustainability.

Our AHC30816 – Certificate III in Arboriculture course provides you with the most up-to-date techniques using highly specialised equipment to support you to develop your skills and gain your nationally recognised trade qualification.

Course content

  • CPCCWHS1001 – Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
  • HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
  • BSBWOR204 – Use business technology
  • TLILIC2005 – Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work  platform (boom length 11 metres or more)#
  • UETTDREL14A – Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a  non-electrical worker
  • AHCARB313 – Identify trees
  • AHCARB302 – Inspect trees for access and work
  • AHCWRK305 – Coordinate work site activities
  • AHCARB303 – Perform pruning operations
  • TLID1001 – Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • FWPCOT2237 – Maintain chainsaws
  • FWPCOT2239 – Trim and cut felled trees
  • FWPCOT3238 – Operate a pole saw
  • FWPHAR2206 – Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
  • AHCARB311 – Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots
  • AHCARB207 – Perform ground-based rigging
  • AHCARB310 – Perform aerial rigging
  • AHCARB306 – Undertake aerial rescue
  • FWPCOT2236 – Fall trees manually (basic)
  • FWPFGM3212 – Fall trees manually (intermediate)
  • AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals
  • AHCPMG301 – Control weeds

Entry Requirements

To be selected for entry into AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture, applicants are required to complete a suitability review, a task participation and medical checklist and a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) evaluation, prior to enrolment. Applicants must also be currently employed within the arboriculture industry and be able to demonstrate either:

  • The completion of AHC20516 Certificate II in Arboriculture or equivalent; or
  • A minimum of 12 months’ relevant industry experience

As this qualification includes a Licence to Perform High-Risk Work (EWP), the applicant must also be over 18 years of age and hold current government-issued photo identification.

Enrol now for Feb start

Register before 31st Jan


robert-buickFor information about fees, government funding, and next course intake Contact Rob Buick on:

0401 623 301

VIC – Enrol now!

TAS, SA, NSW, ACT, QLD – Now taking expressions of interest.

or email rob.buick@arbortrim.com.au

AHC30816 – Certificate III in Arboriculture

  • Tree identification
  • Arborist knots & rigging
  • Tree inspection
  • Pruning operations
  • Chainsaw & pole saw
  • First aid
  • Electrical safety
  • Aerial rescue
  • Elevated work platform#
  • Tree felling

Course Duration

18 – 24 months.

Enquire Now

For information about fees, government funding, and next course intake contact:
1300 366 015



Government funding may be available*

* This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding through the Skills First Program for eligible individuals who complete this program as part of a traineeship. Commencing this course may impact your future entitlement to receive government subsidised training. || #WorkSafe licensing fees apply. || Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs are encouraged to apply. || Fees apply.

1Tree climbing add-on

AHCARB312 – Use standard climbing techniques to access trees is offered as an added option for those participants that want to become climbing arborists.

This nationally accredited unit will be delivered alongside your AHC30816 – Certificate III in Arboriculture qualification. It is an industry requirement that assessment for this unit must include a log record of 200 hours of standard climbing.

This unit has a pre-requisite.