AHC50516 – Diploma of Arboriculture

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AHC50516 – Diploma of Arboriculture

National skill shortage of consultant arborists

• Diploma qualified consultant arborists and tree surgeons are in high demand throughout Australia.

• Arborists are continually included in Victorian and national skill shortage reports.

• National employment outlook indicates ongoing job opportunities for qualified and experienced arborists.

Course includes:

  • Examine and assess trees
  • Diagnose tree diseases
  • Evaluate tree defects
  • Interpret key legislation
  • Write arborist reports
  • Manage plant health
  • Audit tree work

Enrol now and gain the skills and knowledge required to develop your career as a consultant arborist. Develop technical tree management know-how and enhance your ability to communicate professional advice effectively with customers.

Course outline

  • AHCARB601 Examine and assess trees
  • AHCARB403 Perform a ground-based tree defect evaluation
  • AHCARB502 Identify, select and specify trees
  • AHCARB602 Diagnose tree diseases
  • AHCARB504 Develop an arboricultural impact assessment report
  • AHCARB505 Document and audit tree work
  • AHCARB506 Prepare arborist reports
  • AHCWRK508 Interpret legislation
  • AHCARB313 Identify trees
  • AHCARB302 Inspect trees for access and work


  • 24 months, Two consecutive days per month – face-to-face or via virtual classroom using Microsoft Teams. One 2 hour tutorial session per month or via virtual classroom using Microsoft Teams. Assignment work undertaken by the student between sessions


Government funding may be available*

* Government funding currently only available for Victoria based delivery. This training may be delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding through the Skills First Program for eligible individuals. Commencing this course may impact your future entitlement to receive government subsidised training. Individuals with disabilities and/or special needs are encouraged to apply.

Entry Requirements

To be selected for entry into AHC50516 Diploma of 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 industry and be able to demonstrate:

  • Completion of AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (or AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture) or equivalent or the completion of a Certificate III or higher-level qualification in a related discipline
  • A minimum of 24 months’ relevant industry experience in vegetation management which has included the inspection/assessment and maintenance of trees

Applicants must also have access to a laptop computer and be proficient in computer skills sufficient to conduct research and complete word-processed assignments, projects and reports.

AHC50516 – Diploma of Arboriculture

For information about fees, government funding, and next course intake

Contact Rob Buick on:

0401 623 301 or email rob.buick@arbortrim.com.au 

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Contact Rob Buick on:
0401 623 301

or email rob.buick@arbortrim.com.au