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Arboriculture - Certificate III (AHC30816-01V01)
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Study area: Horticulture and Viticulture 
National code: AHC30816  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Yallah  Part Time Day  2 Years 12-Feb-2018  Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 
Features: Traineeships 
Description: 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.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include the general title Arborist, and the specialisation titles:
- Climbing Arborist
- EWP Arborist
- Ground-based Arborist

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.

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture.

An additional descriptor should be added by the RTO to reflect unit selection for a specialisation, for example:
- AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing)
- AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (EWP)
- AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing and EWP)

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Occupational Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this qualification in some jurisdictions. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Career opportunities: Climbing Arborist
EWP Arborist
Ground-based Arborist 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Yallah
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Offering name: Certificate III in Arboriculture 
Offering code: 18YLH-128 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: Attendance is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7:30am to 3:30pm. Block A Ground Floor Room 8 at Yallah Campus. 
Starting from: 12 February 2018 
Times: 7:30am to 3:30pm
About: Enquiries can be directed to Yallah TAFE Horticulture Section at:
HorticultureYallah@tafensw.edu.au or by contacting David Brookfield on (02) 4262 9921.

This course is a block release course designed for trainees and existing workers in the arboriculture industry running over two years. Blocks are four days duration from Monday to Thursday approximately once a month. There is a total of eight blocks per year.

Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 2400 hours. This includes approximately 448 hours of face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include:

• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support

Required student skills This is a Certificate III level course. Individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above.

If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This course is best for people currently working with a qualified arborist. There is a high level of fitness and agility needed to be able to climb trees and to be able to arrange ropes and rigging. This is an exciting, high risk course that will help you to prune or remove trees in all locations. You must wear boots, shorts and a shirt and please bring a hat. We will supply all of the climbing equipment and chainsaws that are need to complete the course.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling.



Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $2,190
Second qualification $2,620
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Full Fee $11,790
Fee explanatory text: Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown. Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment.
Other information: This course is best for people currently working with a qualified arborist. There is a high level of fitness and agility needed to be able to climb trees and to be able to arrange ropes and rigging. This is an exciting, high risk course that will help you to prune or remove trees in all locations. You must wear boots, shorts and a shirt and please bring a hat. We will supply all of the climbing equipment and chainsaws that are needed to complete the course. 
Comments: This course is a block release course designed for trainees and existing workers in the arboriculture industry running over two years. Blocks of four days duration from Monday to Thursday approximately once a month. There is a total of eight blocks per year. First day of attendance is Monday 12 February 2018.

Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.

There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.

You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123