Certificate II in Arboriculture

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in arboriculture. The arboriculture industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.


Packaging Rules

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of ten (10) core units and five (5) elective units.


a minimum of two (2) units must be selected from the elective unit list

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to from Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the arboriculture industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry


add topic AHCARB202A Fell small trees

add topic AHCARB203A Perform above ground pruning

add topic AHCARB204A Undertake standard climbing techniques

add topic AHCARB206A Undertake stump removal

add topic AHCARB207A Perform ground based rigging

add topic FPICOT2221B Trim and cross cut felled trees

add topic FPIHAR2206A Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

First Aid

add topic HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support


add topic TLID107C Shift materials safely using manual handling methods



add topic AHCARB201A Apply a range of treatments to trees


add topic AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


add topic AHCLSC205A Install tree protection devices

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

add topic AHCMOM207A Conduct front end loader operations

add topic CPCCCM3001A Operate elevated work platforms

add topic CPCCCM1006A Work safely at heights

add topic RIIMPO318A Conduct skid steer loader operations

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

add topic AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders


add topic AHCPCM201A Recognise plants

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media


add topic AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

add topic CPCCCM3003A Work safely around power sources, services and assets

add topic RIIOHS205A Control traffic with stop-slow bat


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Arboriculture.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Tree worker, ground worker

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups


Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Participating in continuous improvement and planning


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Participating in ongoing learning

Learning new skills and techniques


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology