Arborioculture (Certificate III)

Melbourne Polytechnic Australia

Cricos: 00724G

For more information about Arborioculture at Melbourne Polytechnic, please visit the webpage using the button above.

The award
Certificate III

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
AUD 13200 per year

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 16000 per year

All study options

About Arborioculture at Melbourne Polytechnic

Direct Entry and Traineeship in Arboriculture

You will learn appropriate trade skills in Arboriculture – an advantage to your employer and an aid to getting ahead in the industry.

Reach high and achieve a rewarding career

Arboriculture is your first choice if tree maintenance and sustainability are important to you. Work outdoors and climb trees for a living. You will learn how to safely access trees and carry out pruning, maintenance and tree removal works. Identify trees and assess their health, suitability and longevity. The Certificate III in Arboriculture is designed to train you in the most up to date techniques available to this trade, using highly specialised equipment that meets industry best practice and legislative standards.

Industry connections and resources

Our qualified and industry-experienced teachers will guide you through your studies with professionalism and current knowledge. You will have access to all the right gear and exceptional facilities.

The industry body is the VTIO – Victorian Tree Industry Organisation. The VTIO covers a broad range of disciplines within the industry including ongoing training.

Employment outcomes

Incorporated with a trade certificate, this nationally recognised qualification will allow you to gain employment as a qualified Arborist in the tree maintenance industry. This could be with local government or tree maintenance contractors who often service government authorities as well as the private sector.

There is currently a high demand for industry professionals within Australia and overseas.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardCertificate IIIHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course feesAUD 13200 per yearInternational course feesAUD 16000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

As a domestic/local student, you may be eligible for a Victorian Government subsidy. Check with the institution if you want more information about this.

Entry requirements

Melbourne Polytechnic minimum academic level differs depending on the course. Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12, bachelor degree courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 12, and master degree courses require evidence of completion to studies AQF (Australian) Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old, and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

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