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School of Engineering, Science and Primary Industries

Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) Incorporating the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 3) Programme Code:

Wintec: SC1006





Effective Date:

January 2013

MOE: WK2633

These regulations should be read in conjunction with the Institute’s Academic Regulations, Clause 2 General Programme Regulations. 1.

Admission and Entry 1.1 Subject to the requirements specified in clauses 1.2 and 1.5 of these regulations, there is open entry to this programme although students must demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success. It is recommended that candidates have a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA level 1 or above in English and Mathematics or equivalent knowledge. 1.2 Candidates may be required to complete an interview and selection process. This may include the requirement to complete a Study Skills Assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete this programme. 1.3 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 will be dependent on whether candidates are able to demonstrate a reasonable likelihood of success in the programme. 1.4 Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.0 in the written band. 1.5 To meet legal and health requirements, candidates must be physically able to carry out the practical components of the programmes.


Transfer of Credit Formal and informal transfer of credit is available for this programme.


Programme Requirements Each candidate shall to the satisfaction of the Academic Board follow a programme of study of normally not less than one year full time or the equivalent in part-time study. 3.1 Each candidate’s programme of study shall comprise compulsory modules as specified in Section 7 of these regulations and totalling 120 credits. 3.2 Candidates are expected to attend a minimum of 80% of the total teaching hours in each module of the programme.


Completion of the Programme Candidates may take up to two years to complete this programme but an extension may be granted by special permission of the Head of School/Centre Director .

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Assessment This programme uses competency based assessment methods therefore aegrotat consideration is not available.


Award of the Qualification Candidates who successfully complete the requirements in sections 3.1 and 3.2 will receive the award of the Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 3) and will be able to apply to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority for the award of the National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 3)


Schedule of Modules The following modules are required Module Title Protect health and safety in the workplace




Manage first aid in emergency situations




Provide first aid




Provide resuscitation (Level 2)





2 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 4 3 4 2 3 2 3

7 7 4 4 3 4 7 4 3 9 4 9 4 9 5 5

4 3 3 3

5 9 5 3 120

SC6916Y DKO the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use SC6917Y SC0043Y SC00829 SC20574 SC2763 SC2765 SC2766 SC17261 SC17256 SC2767 SC2768 SC21032 SC22174 SC22175 SC22177 SC22178 SC22194 SC17257 SC17151 SC25399

Demonstrate knowledge of the Approved Code of Practice relating to chainsaw use Maintain a chainsaw Demonstrate knowledge of plant nomenclature Identify plants Demonstrate knowledge of the New Zealand arboriculture industry Plant trees and shrubs Maintain amenity trees and shrubs Carry out groundperson's duties in an arboriculture situation Use climbing equipment for arboriculture Climb a well branched tree Prune young trees and shrubs in arboriculture situations Prune and train amenity trees and shrubs up to 4 metres high Demonstrate knowledge of soils and fertilisers Demonstrate knowledge of soil properties and their effect on plant growth Demonstrate knowledge of the structure and function of plants Demonstrate knowledge of plant processes and plant life cycles Explain how plant structures, functions and processes adapt to different environments Fell and limb trees in arboriculture under supervision

DKO safety requirements for tree work near electrical supply lines Prepare to use, use, and remove a brushwood chipper


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Wintec Credits

Module Code SC0049 7

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