Certificate II in Arboriculture

National Code AHC20516 Available Campus
Course Code AHC20516-01V01
Qualification Certificate II (NRT)
Industry Area Horticulture
Training Package AHCR1.0 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package
Course Brochure - PDF 1425KB

Nationally Recognised Training Nationally Recognised Training is available for this course       Government Subsidised Government Subsidised Training is available for this course      


This qualification provides occupation outcomes with knowledge and skills to undertake a range of ground-based tree work activities and as a pathway for further learning required for tree workers in the arboriculture industry.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Occupational Licensing, legislative or certification requirements may apply to this qualification in some jurisdictions. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

This course may also be offered as a traineeship. Please contact your campus for more information.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

New enrolments

Select your preferred campus to enrol. If you would prefer to enrol in person, or online enrolment is not available for your course, please visit your chosen campus or call 131 674. See Enrolling and registering for more information on enrolling in a Government Subsidised course.

Please note that in addition to your formal training you may need to allow for additional study time. Your teacher will guide you in what is appropriate for you.


Subsidised fee

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled.

To be eligible for the Smart and Skilled subsidised fee you must be an Australian or NZ citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder. You must also be over 15, no longer at school, and live or work in NSW. See our Smart and Skilled page for full details.

The subsidised fees shown below are indicative only. What you will actually pay depends on your individual circumstances.You will be able to estimate your fee before completing your application or enrolment.

Full fee

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.

If you are granted recognition of prior learning or credit transfer for one or more units in this qualification, your student fee will be reduced.

For more information about eligibility, fees, payment plans, exemptions and concessions go to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Course related charges

You may be required to pay a course related charge in addition to the course fee. Course related charges cover the cost of materials, resources, equipment or services you may need to participate in your course.

Early school leavers and TVET

Prospective students under 17 years of age who have not completed Year 10 or equivalent should go to the Early School Leavers page or contact their school. Prospective TVET students should contact their school regarding enrolling in this course.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

All students studying a nationally recognised qualification must have a Unique Student Identifier before enrolling. If you do not already have a USI, go to www.usi.gov.au to create one.

Course outcomes

Career options

Tree workers

TAFE NSW courses run only if there is sufficient demand and resources.

Course availability

Important Dates

An Information session is being held on Monday the 18th of June 2018 from 6.00pm till 8.00pm in the Auditorium at Ryde campus, building A, level 5. All students in this course must attend Ryde campus - Acacia building - Room AC1 on Wednesday 27th June 2018, between 3pm and 6pm to finalise enrolment and timetables prior to classes commencing. Term 1 (July to September) is on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m, four additional evenings for First Aid and electricity unit, PLUS Friday 28th September from 7:00am to 3:30pm for practical climbing.Term 2 (October to December) is Wednesday evenings PLUS all day Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for practical climbing, pruning, chainsaw operations and basic aerial rescue. You can expect to do an additional 3 hours/ week self-directed practice and study, which may include practical climbing, written, online and /or field or workplace based activity. The FIRST CLASS is on Wednesday 25th July 2018 in Room B22 (Banksia 22) at 6:00pm. It is essential that you attend this first class. Please bring pens and a notepad.If you have any questions or want to check that you are registering into the right course, please contact John Douglas, Head Teacher of Arboriculture on 131 674.


For further information contact us on 131 674 or (02) 9942 0333.

Government Subsidised

Part Time Evening
Course Units
This course has an average of 8 hours per week of face to face delivery delivered over 18 weeks. You can expect to do an additional 3 hours/ week self-directed practice and study, which may include practical climbing, written, online and /or field or workplace based activity. You can expect to do an additional 3 hours/ week self-directed practice and study, which may include practical climbing, written, online and /or field or workplace based activity.
Commences 25 July 2018 - Classes held on Wednesday and Friday
Length 18 weeks, 8 hours per week
Entry requirements
Students will be required to supply and wear steel capped boots, long pants and long sleeved work clothing when completing practical tree work. All ropes, harnesses, helmets and rigging equipment are supplied by TAFE, though you can use your own climbing gear if preferred.
Subsidised fee From $1,120.00
The fee shown is indicative only. Click on CALCULATE FEE to check your eligibility and estimate your fee.
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Visit our Ryde page for information about location and services.