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AHCPGD209 Prune shrubs and small trees


AHCPGD209 - Prune shrubs and small trees

Level 1 Ground Based Pruning

Learn how to correctly apply new skills and knowledge required to prune shrubs and small trees that are less than three meters in height, including identifying pruning requirements, undertaking pruning and completing pruning work.

this course would apply for individuals who prune shrubs and small trees under general supervision with limited autonomy or accountability. People who work in council and grounds maintenance should hold this unit of competency.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

  • Course Duration
  • Course Outcomes
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Short Course

Typical Duration: 1-Day

The course has optional E-Learning Theory assessment so that you can spend more time focusing on your techniques during practical. 


The course allows you to have flexibility in your learning journey. 

We deliver this course through face to face and self-paced learning activities. 

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of the short course you will receive a Statement of Attainment certifying your completion of the National Recognised Training. 


  • AHCPGD209 - Prune shrubs and small trees


What you will learn in this course:

  1. Identify pruning requirements
  2. Undertake pruning of shrubs and small trees
  3. Complete work


Safely Learn how to use correctly:

  • secateurs
  • loppers or extension loppers
  • shears
  • pruning or pole saws


How the foundation knowledge and principles of pruning in:

  • basic botany and physiology applicable to pruning shrubs and small trees
  • correct and safe use and care of tools and equipment
  • effects of pruning on plant growth and habit
  • plant health principles applicable to pruning shrubs and small trees
  • plant names and growth habits
  • AS4373-2007 Pruning of amenity trees


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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Group Bookings

We provide group training that tailors the training to suit your organisational needs.

We offer to train your staff in the correct use and technique with your equipment which will assist in minimising health and safety risks within the workplace.

Being professionally trained in Pruning Shrubs and Small Trees helps ensure your team keeps ontop of industry requirements


For a tailored training quote contact us on 0405781459 or email admin@dnatraining.com.au


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