Climbing Arborist Courses

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What does a Climbing Arborist do?

A Climbing Arborist uses harness and rigging systems to cut, trim and fell trees and branches. You’ll assess the structure and health of a tree and remove any dead or decaying limbs. Climbing Arborists usually work at heights during their duties, but you may also work from the ground when required. You may also treat trees for pest or other health issues with chemicals if necessary.

Climbing Arborists should be able to work to correct procedures and make safety a priority during their duties. You’ll need to have good physical skills and be fit enough to carry out the manual demands of the job. Climbing Arborists should have strong communication skills and you must be able to work as part of a team. You’ll need to be able to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions.

Climbing Arborist Courses

There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Climbing Arborist.

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How much does a Climbing Arborist earn?

In Australia, a full time Climbing Arborist generally earns $1,350 per week ($70,200 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Climbing Arborist?

This industry has seen an increase in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 5,600 people employed in arboriculture in Australia and many of them specialise as a Climbing Arborist. Climbing Arborists may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Climbing Arborist?

If you’re interested in a career as a Climbing Arborist, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Arboriculture. You’ll develop the skills to identify and assess trees and carry out pruning, cutting and tree felling work. This course covers topics including working from a platform, working safely near powerlines and operating chainsaws and pole saws.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within arboriculture. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.