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Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 4)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Qualification
Certificate
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
Duration
1 year
Intakes
February
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,839

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Candidates are required to have gained the Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) or a qualification considered equivalent to this by the Head of School or authorised nominee
  • Candidates who do not meet the entry requirements may nevertheless be considered for provisional entry (if aged under 20) or special admission (if aged 20 or over). In such cases entry may be dependent on the candidate either gaining recognition of existing skills and knowledge through the APL process or attending a summer school to gain the essential prerequisite Level 3 competencies required for entry to the Level 4 programme.
  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent
  • To meet legal and health requirements candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.

Curriculum

Programme Content

  • Content includes aspects of prefessional practise, specialist arboriculture practices and the development of more advanced skills in tree climbing, pruning, felling and dismantling. The practical skills are supported with the development of skills in tree identification, knowledge of their specific requirements and uses, and knowledge of tree biology that will allow students to evaluate amenity trees and to diagnose tree health problems.
  • Projects for councils and residents will form part of teaching including the felling of large, difficult trees. Candidates will also go on field trips to regional councils for work experience.

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