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Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6)

Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,774

Entry Requirements

Admission requirements include:

  • Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 4), or
  • Equivalent qualification, and
  • Minimum one year’s experience in arboriculture
  • IELTS 6.0, with no individual band score of lower than 5.5; or equivalent
  • To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programme.
  • Special admission may be granted to candidates aged 20 years or over who do not meet the specified entry requirements. These candidates may be required to demonstrate an ability to successfully complete the programme through a process of an interview and / or assessment.


Modules include:

  • Tree identification and use
  • Contract management
  • Report writing and critiques
  • Tree inspection and hazard analysis
  • Specialist arboriculture practices - tree removals with cranes and helicopters
  • Amenity tree evaluation and valuation
  • Diagnosing tree health problems
  • A chosen research topic
  • Tree biology and mechanics
  • Field trips to leading arboretums
  • Real life projects
  • Professional arboriculture practice and management
  • Advanced tree climbing techniques

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