Arboriculture is a challenging and stimulating career that involves the care and maintenance of trees and may include tree-climbing with the use of ropes and harnesses. Developed with industry professionals, the Arboriculture courses at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast provide students with the skills to successfully gain employment in this industry.
With a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Arboriculture course, you can learn how to perform aerial rigging, implement a tree maintenance program, conduct tree inspections, implement tree pruning programs, fell trees and remove trees from confined spaces. This course also integrates knowledge and practical skills for:
Also included is the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) induction course, and the Elevating Work Platform tickets.
As an Arborist you will need to enjoy working outdoors and be physically fit enough to handle extensive physical work.
Often Arborists work for themselves or in small businesses but can also gain work for larger developers on various large scale construction projects such as new housing estates, sporting complexes, etc. This trade is in moderate demand however does experience peaks and troughs in line with the performance of the economy, as do many of the construction-related trades.
Usually, when working for someone else in this industry you can expect to work between 38 and 40 hours per week, working a nine to ten day fortnight. Work hours are often 7.00am until 4.00pm.
If you are the kind of person who likes to work outdoors and has a passion for nature than a TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Arboriculture course sounds like the right move for you.
TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Aboriculture graduates are employed in the following roles: