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

  • 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
  • TLILIC0005 Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
  • FWPHAR2206 Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher
  • AHCARB207 Perform ground based rigging
  • AHCARB310 Perform aerial rigging
  • AHCARB306 Undertake aerial rescue
  • FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
  • 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 6 – 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.

Government funding may be available*

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



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.