Arboriculture - TAFE Queensland Gold Coast

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Arboriculture

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.

Arboriculture courses

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:

  • Complex tree climbing
  • Maintenance and management of trees
  • Basic tree felling
  • Transplanting trees
  • Assessment of tree health

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.

Working in Arboriculture

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.

View Arboriculture course list

What career opportunities are available

TAFE Queensland Gold Coast Aboriculture graduates are employed in the following roles:

  • Arborist
  • Tree Lopper

Major Industry Players

  • ETS Vegetation Management
  • Treescape
  • Arborlink
  • Active Tree Services
  • Sydney Metro Tree Services

Did you know!

  • Arborists may plan, consult, write reports and give legal testimony.
  • The informal name of an Arborist is "Tree Surgeon".
  • Arborists generally focus on the health and safety of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests.
  • A single 30 metre tall mature tree can absorb as much as 22.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide in a year.
  • Trees grow faster the older they get and their capacity for photosynthesis and carbon sequestration increases as they age.