Become a qualified Arborist at Interlink
Complete your Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30820) with Interlink to become a qualified Arborist.
Arborists assess, maintain and care for trees. They examine trees to determine their condition and plan and carry out treatment. This might involve lopping limbs, shaping branches, removing diseased or dead trees and using fertilisers.
They propagate and plant trees using their knowledge of tree species and the local environment, to identify what trees will thrive in the surroundings.
The Certificate III in Arboriculture covers both ground-based arboriculture and that carried out at heights. It includes workplace health and safety protocols, equipment use and maintenance across three specialist elective streams.
What will I study in the Certificate III in Arboriculture?
To meet the requirements for the Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30820) you need to satisfactorily complete 18 units.
You must demonstrate your competency in 9 core units plus 9 specialisation units within at least one of the five specialisation streams:
- Climbing Arborist
- Crane Specialist
- Elevated work platform (EWP) Arborist
- Environmental arborist
- Works Coordinator.
Click on the links below to read the unit descriptions for the core and three (3) specialisation streams that Interlink currently offer to our clients across Australia.
Climbing Arborist Specialisation
What do I get for completing the Certificate III in Arboriculture?
Completing Interlink’s course meets the national requirements for the Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30820).
You will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment when you successfully complete this course as well as an official qualification.
What can I expect in the Certificate III in Arboriculture?
Interlink’s Certificate III in Arboriculture course is held in our fully equipped training rooms and in outdoor environments to give you a balance between the theory and the practice needed to be an arborist. Some training and assessments can be completed on the job.
The course contains a combination of written and practical assessments conducted within realistic, workplace settings and held over the duration of the course.
All Interlink trainers have industry experience as well relevant qualifications.
Safety is a priority at Interlink so we ask all students to provide the following personal protective equipment:
- Long sleeve hi-vis shirt and pants
- Steel capped boots
- Safety glasses
If you have any questions about the protective equipment requirements please call Interlink on 1300 731 669.
This course is available through all Interlink training centres.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options and any special access needs you might have in relation to our training facilities.
The Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30820) is usually completed within 24-36 months depending on experience and your chosen specialisations.
Entry Requirements and Study Pathways
There are no prerequisites for the Certificate III in Arboriculture (AHC30820). It is available through direct entry.
Once you’ve completed your Certificate III you can go on to study the Diploma of Arboriculture (AHC50520).
The Certificate III is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.
To successfully complete this course participants will need intermediate literacy and numeracy skills.
Call Interlink on 1300 731 669 to discuss your training options.
Contact Interlink on 1300 731 669 for more information
Please note: Interlink Training is not VET FEE-HELP approved. Government training subsidies are not available for this course.
Face-to-face sessions within small groups.
Complete your Certificate III in Arboriculture to become a qualified Arborist.
Possible job outcomes (depending on you chosen elective stream) include work as:
- Climbing Arborists
- EWP Arborists
- Ground-based Arborists
Arborists are in high demand by councils, developers and home owners.
As communities spread further into previously rural areas, living safely amongst trees and maintaining the balance between development and natural habitats requires skilled arborists.
Attendance at this course does not automatically guarantee attainment of competency, nor does satisfactory completion of assessment and attainment of competency guarantee employment.