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Become an Arborist in WA

The Western Australia Tree Industry Needs You!


Job opportunities exist in a wide range of arboriculture including residential tree care, tree pruning, tree removal, the maintenance of trees near overhead wires, tree planting, transplanting, fertilising, pest/disease diagnosis and treatment, consultancy services, tree inspections, tree surveys and in local authority tree management.

Careers

What will I study in the Certificate III in Arboriculture?


To meet the requirements for the Certificate III in Arboriculture

(AHC30816) you need to satisfactorily complete 23 units.

You must demonstrate your competency in 14 core units plus

9 elective units within one of the three specialty streams:

  1. Climbing Arborist

  2. Elevated work platform (EWP) Arborist

  3. Ground-based Arborist.

View details of Certificate III in Arboriculture on the Interlink website.

Core Units


Inspect trees for access and work (AHCARB302)
Perform pruning operations (AHCARB303)
Tie, dress, set and finish arborist knots (AHCARB311)
Identify trees (AHCARB313)
Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
Use business technology (BSBWOR204)
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)
Maintain chainsaws (FWPCOT2237)
Trim and cut felled trees (FWPCOT2239)
Operate a pole saw (FWPCOT3238)
Fall trees manually (intermediate) (FWPFGM3212)
Provide first aid (HLTAID003)
Shift materials safely using manual handling methods (TLID1001)
Working safely near live electrical apparatus as a non-electrical worker (UETTDREL14A)


Elective Streams


Climbing Specialisation

Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)
Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)
Implement a tree maintenance program (AHCARB301)
Use standard climbing techniques to access trees (AHCARB312)
Use advanced climbing techniques (AHCARB307)
Perform ground based rigging (AHCARB207)
Perform aerial rigging (AHCARB310)
Dismantle trees (AHCARB305)
Undertake aerial rescue (AHCARB306)


EWP Specialisation

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (TLILIC2005)
Dismantle trees (AHCARB305)
Undertake aerial rescue (AHCARB306)
Perform aerial rigging (AHCARB310)
Implement a tree maintenance program (AHCARB301)
Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)
Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)
Perform EWP controlled descent escape (UETTDRRF08B)
Perform ground based rigging (AHCARB207)


Ground Based Specialisation

Fall trees manually (basic) (FWPCOT2236)
Implement a tree maintenance program (AHCARB301)
Prepare and apply chemicals (AHCCHM303)
Transport and store chemicals (AHCCHM304)
Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher (FWPHAR2206)
Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTAID001)
Work effectively in the arboriculture industry (AHCARB210)
Perform ground based rigging (AHCARB207)

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