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AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture

The delivery of the AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture will be delivered by way of online classroom tutorials and workplace/simulated practical training . Students enrolled with TFT will have 24-hour access 7 days a week to the student portal our interactive online learning platform for assessments, assignments and student log books for recording workplace training and climbing hours. Students will be able to access and view unit materials, download resources, upload assignments and submit assessments where applicable

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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, with specialisation titles.

An example of what you will learn and be able to apply in the workplace:

  •  EWP training and HRW Assessment 
  • complex climbing techniques 
  • aerial rescue 
  • chainsaw use and tree felling
  • operate a polesaw
  • rigging
  • AS Pruning operations
  • tree identification

Funding available for individuals and employers please contact course co-ordinator 07 3279 4608 for further information.

Course Start Dates

Study & Career Pathways

Upon completion of this program you’ll receive a nationally recognised trade qualification in arboriculture and will be qualified to work as an arborist. Pathways from this qualification Diploma in Arboriculture.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for the AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture. However all students will be required to have completed and Australian Senior Secondary Education (or similar). An LLN assessment will also be undertaken.

Student must have access to a reliable computer with a strong internet connection and be able to use the technology to be able to participate in live online classroom delivery.

Students are required to have access to smart phone technology.

PPE due to the current restrictions surrounding COVID-19 students must be able to supply their own leg protection i.e chainsaw trouser/chaps as well as helmet with visor and ear muffs. 



To receive AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture learners must achieve 23 units of competency as specified in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package, as described in the packaging rules for AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture. Twenty three units of units of competency  consist of “ fourteen core” and “nine elective” will be  delivered by live online classroom tutorials, face to face practical training simulated  at our Arboricultural  Training and Education Centre  in Darra. Workplace training will be recorded using smart devices.

Assignments/self study that form part of the training requirements will be set by Training For Trees to be supervised practised/self study and completed within the workplace/self study.


Assessments are completed both during live online classroom sessions and after the completion of the unit. The structured assessment process is designed to meet the needs of each individual participant within the requirements of the unit of competency and the respective Performance Criteria.

Assessment will be conducted using a variety of methods including:

  • online tutorials
  • online learning
  • recording
  • practical demonstrations either recorded or face to face
  • online written responses to questions
  • observation
  • third party reports
  • oral questioning


This exciting course in AHC30816 Certificate III in Arboriculture is delivered over 12  – 24 months and is within the AQF guidelines regarding the amount and volume of learning expected. The timescale may vary and is very much dependent on the candidates competence/standard of performance.

Classes for online tutorials theory and practical simulated working activities  are timetabled at the commencement of the course and issued upon stream selected.



Live on line classroom tutorials, practical training face to face delivery (if not undertaken in the workplace) will be offered  at our dedicated institute of  Arboricultural Training and Education Centre: Unit 10 38 Limestone Street Darra with additional practical training being held at Wacol,  This course is also available for on site “workplace”  training for  corporate clients including councils (group training) upon request.

Our Commitment

Training For Trees® guarantees their commitment to assisting learners in achieving the required outcomes throughout and at the completion of their training as per the requirements of industry in accordance with the SRTO 2015 and Vet Quality Framework.