Certificate III in Arboriculture (Climbing Arborist)

An aborist, performing maintenance on a tree.
Ready to take your career to new heights?

If you want a job that keeps you close to nature, but also high in the sky, this could be the qualification for you!

The Certificate III in Arboriculture is a trade qualification for tree work in Australia. It covers required regulations, with a strong focus on safe work practices and rigging and climbing. You'll learn how to identify different species and types of trees, and what kind of  maintenance and other services a particular tree may require — from pruning through to complete dismantle and removal. 

The course also covers a range of equipment used; including the chain saw, pole saw, and mulcher. It also includes a first aid unit, and an aerial rescue unit. 

Apprenticeship or Traineeship
School-based apprenticeship or traineeship (SBAT)
Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
National course code: AHC30820 | WA State ID: AC64

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Branch out with a Certificate III in Arboriculture and combine your love of the outdoors with a fascinating career as an arborist.

Gain a range of knowledge and skills to undertake arboriculture related work, and use this qualification as a pathway for further learning required to become an arborist. You will cover both ground-based work and working at heights.

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