Our ecology course is designed for vegetation removal and pruning workers/operators who undertake pruning and removal of vegetation by climbing.
In our course you'll learn how to:
09 Apr 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
Box Hill Institute reserves the right to alter or delete details of a course offering, fees or other information provided
February, July and October
Full time: 12 months (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery - Mondays and Tuesdays, 9am-4pm)
Fast track: 12 months (this course will begin as online delivery and then move into face to face delivery - Thursdays 6pm-9pm)
Part time: 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input) may include evening sessions and weekends
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After the successful completion of our ecology course you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities as crew supervisors working in the field, and spotter-catcher roles as vegetation assessors and pre-scopers
There are no entry requirements for our ecology course but employment in a climbing capacity with an arborist or local government authority is highly recommended as a log book of climbing hours is required
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
On successful completion of our ecology course you may wish to apply for entry into the Diploma of Ecology at Box Hill Institute
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Concessions||Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$1,035||$2,796||$9,896|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$1,035||$2,796||$9,896|
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETDSS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
You will study 15 units (13 core units and 2 aerial tree climbing specialisation units)
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