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Qualification Description

Develop the skills and knowledge for trade level roles in the arboriculture industry, including, climbing arborist, EWP arborist, crane specialist, environmental arborist and an arborist works coordinator.

Learn to perform a range of arboriculture activities including:

  • Shaping Trees
  • Canopy Management
  • Analyse Tree Health
  • Vegetation Remediation
  • Environmental Development
  • Habitat development
  • Tree dismantling and removal


The work of an Arborist can involve high risk operations either working at heights or conducting support works to individuals working above ground.

Discover good work practices to operate within a strict safety regime to protect you and public.


Typically 1 - 2 years


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
  • Elective Streams
  • Assessment Methods
  • Course Outcomes
  • Locations

Career Opportunities

Shape the trees for our future environment! 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 III in Arboriculture can lead into further study of the Certificate IV in Arboriculture and result in potential career opportunities within the arboriculture industry. 


  • Qualified Arborist
  • Crane specialist
  • Elevated Work Platform (EWP) specialist
  • Environmental arborist (habitat protection and creation)
  • Works Coordinator
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Coordinator Tree Management
  • Subcontractor
  • Council Vegetation Management Worker



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"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

AHC30820 - Certificate III in Arboriculture


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 18 units of competency:
    • 9 core units plus
    • 9 elective units.



  • AHCARB213

Perform ground based rigging

  • AHCARB314

Implement a tree maintenance program

  • AHCARB315

Inspect trees for access and work

  • AHCARB316

Perform pruning operations

  • AHCARB323

Identify trees

  • FWPCOT2237

Maintain chainsaws

  • FWPCOT2239

Trim and cut felled trees

  • FWPFGM3212

Fall trees manually (intermediate)

  • HLTAID003

Provide first aid




When you express your interest to enrol with us you will have the choice of selecting the elective stream that best suits your career goals and aspirations during your one on one interview to finalise your enrolment.


Where does your passions lay? Up in the Trees or with your feet planted on the ground? Envisage yourself in the Arborist Industry!


Climbing specialist

  • AHCARB317

Dismantle trees

  • AHCARB318*

Undertake aerial rescue

  • AHCARB319

Use arborist climbing techniques

Crane specialist

  • AHCARB317

Dismantle trees

  • AHCARB324

Use cranes to access and dismantle trees

  • CPCCDO3011A*

Perform dogging

  • AHCARB319

Use arborist climbing techniques

Elevated Work Platform (EWP) specialist

  • AHCARB317

Dismantle trees

  • TLILIC0005

Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)


Perform EWP rescue


Perform EWP controlled descent escape

Environmental arborist (habitat protection and creation)

  • AHCARB325

Manage trees to create and maintain habitat refuges

  • AHCFAU201

Recognise fauna

  • AHCLPW304

Carry out inspection of designated area

  • AHCNAR202

Maintain wildlife habitat refuges

Works Coordinator

  • AHCARB407

Supervise and audit tree operations

  • AHCARB408

Perform ground based tree defect evaluation

  • AHCARB409

Conduct a safety audit

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 a total of 18 units with 9 Core Units and 9 Elective 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 III 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 arboriculture.


Practical Placement and Traineeships

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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