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AHC20520 - Certificate II in Arboriculture


Qualification Description

Learn the art and skill of looking after our trees and environment.


Develop your skills and knowledge to seek a career in ground-based tree worker for the arboriculture industry.


Discover how to perform a range of ground-based arboriculture activities under supervision including:

  • Stumpgrinding
  • Rigging
  • Recognising Trees
  • Pruning of trees
  • Fell trees (Basic)
  • Operate a Pole Saw
  • Operation of chainsaws, and
  • Operational equipment required for processing and removal of tree material.


People who work in this industry involve high risk operations in support of arborists. 

Learn with us how to manage good work practices that are undertaken within a strict safety regime to protect workers and the public. 


Typically 0.5 - 1 year duration


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.


DNA Training Solutions Pty Ltd proudly provides quality Nationally Recognised Training with Thoughtplanters (Australia) Pty Ltd RTO 40739

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Core Units
  • Assessment Methods
  • Course Outcomes
  • Locations

Career Opportunities

If you love the outdoors, have a great appreciation of nature, love to challenge yourself and work as part of a team then it can be such a rewarding career!

By successfully completing the Certificate II in Arboriculture can lead into further study of the AHC30820 Certificate III in Arboriculture and result in potential career opportunities within the arboriculture industry. 


  • Climbing Arborist
  • Ground Crew Arborist
  • Cutter Working From EWP
  • Coordinator Tree Management
  • Specialist Tree Climber
  • Subcontractor
  • Council Vegetation Management Worker



ARTISTREE Professional Tree Care 

"A Day in the Life of an Arborist"


Meet Nick who finds it hard to keep his feet on the ground and loves his work as a specialised Arborist


Packaging Rules

AHC20520 - Certificate II in Arboriculture


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 11 core units of competency




Apply treatments to trees


Operate and maintain stump grinding machines


Perform ground-based rigging


Recognise trees


Perform pruning operations


Fall trees manually (basic)


Maintain chainsaws


Trim and cut felled trees


Operate a pole saw


Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher


Provide first aid



Our Objective

At DNA Training Solutions we have designed the theory and practical methods of assessment to help meet the Australian Qualification Framework.

We have tailored our training and assessment strategy to focus on the employability skills to help aid you in your career development.


Assessment Methods include:

  • Written Questions
  • Questions and Answers
  • Role Plays and Scenario Case Studies
  • Practical Observations


Our online learning portal allows you to work through the tasks at your own pace.


On successful completion of the 11 Core Units Of Competency you will receive a Certificate and Statement of Attainment certifying your completion of the National Recognised Training. 


Our Issuance Policy requires accounts to be paid in full prior to the Certificate being Issued. 


For further information contact our team at admin@dnatraining.com.au


DNA Training Solutions works in auspice agreement with Thoughtplanters RTO 40739. Statements of Attainment and Certificates are issued through Thoughtplanters as Nationally Recognised Training


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Training Locations

When you enrol in Certificate II in Arboriculture you will be provide with access to our e-learning portal.

You can complete your theory anytime anywhere. You don't have to sit in a classroom!

You will be able to access our Trainers and Assessors through the e-learning portal.

We offer LLN support to help guide you through your learning journey with us. 

Once you have finished your theory you will automatically be sent a notification of the next scheduled Practical Training location for each unit of competency. 


Practical Training Location

Our Trainers and Assessors take you hands on out into the field to apply your knowledge and form your skills in operating chainsaws.


Practical Placement 

We are passionate about assisting you through real work experience so that you can gain valuable industry knowledge and apply your new skills in the workforce. 

To find out more contact admin@dnatrining.com.au to speak with one of our team on your preferred learning journey.



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