Tree Management Courses

Course Listings

Arboriculture I


Gain skills and knowledge to diagnose and treat tree disorders 

This is the perfect course for people wishing to gain a foundation knowledge of tree care and maintenance, whether for enhancing a garden maintenance service as an introduction to working in tree services.  

This course develops your skills and understanding in diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders.

  • Learn to deal with pest, diseases, nutritional deficiencies, water problems effectively.
  • Save money with correct identification of tree disorder
  • Improve your safety with correct tree surgery practices
  • Increase produce with correct pruning and training procedures

The course comprises of eight lessons each with a set task, and eight assignments. Online and eLearning courses have self-assessment tests built in. This in-depth and comprehensive course will enable you prevent tree disorders as well diagnose and treat existing problems with trees including soil issues.

Arboriculture II



Learn preventative arboriculture and plantation establishment

  • Improve your management of trees to minimize potential long term tree problems.
  • Learn about better tree selection, strengthening and improving health of existing trees.
  • Gain techniques used to safely remove trees and stumps
  • Learn establishment of tree plantations
  • Get the confidence to extend your business or work
  • Save money by home study

7 Lessons with set task, 7 assignments. Online and elearning comes with self assessment tasks.

This course is designed to follow on from Arboriculture I, however it may be taken as a stand alone short course.

“This course provides graduates with more in-depth knowledge than Arboriculture I by focusing on such topics as transplanting techniques, environmental control, environmental tolerance, and strengthening techniques, as well as felling and stump removal. The course culminates with a lesson on establishing and designing a tree plantation geared at the serious professional.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor.


Australian Native Trees


Become an expert on Australian Native Trees by enrolling now.

  • Learn to select the right tree for the right location saving you money
  • Learn to propagate your own trees and save more money
  • Essential for any arboriculturalist, regenerators, horticulturalist and those with a general interest.
  • Study from home: saving you hassle, time and money

This course first teaches you about different types of Australian flora, plant identification, information sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests & diseases, watering, propagation and transplanting, selected varieties of trees, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree maintenance and tree selection.


Knowing about trees is vital for any Horticultural career. Get to know them and you will understand what to plant where even better, and in a way that is harmonious to the natural landscape of Australia.


Deciduous Trees

  • Learn about the major decidous tree groups
  • Become an expert on decidous trees
  • Save time and money by home study
  • Extend your knowledge and confidence
  • Save money by making the right choices - choose plants that are right
  • Course suitable for horticulturalists and those wanting to create more energy efficent homes with deciduous trees

Not only are deciduous trees beautiful, but they play an important role in providing summer shade and winter sun.

Deciduous Trees are widely planted in both hemispheres. They are very important for both amenity horticulture and forestry. This course is a great foundation study for new or experienced horticulturists, landscapers, arborists, nursery workers, gardeners, parks managers; or anyone else concerned with the selection, propagation, care, maintenance or harvesting of deciduous trees.

8 Lessons each with a set task, 8 assignments.

There is such a range of uses for these beautiful additions to a garden, and this detailed course provides specialist knowledge. The course will provide specialised information on these trees; which arms you with a great resource, either for your own garden, or others’ gardens.

Qualification - Certificate in Arboriculture

Would you like to work with trees?

To work in the challenging and stimulating arboriculture industry you need fundamental knowledge and understanding of trees, their amenity value and their indisputable value to the environment. Such knowledge includes the maintenance and management of trees; tree assessment for health, monetary or environmental value, fundamentals of planting, transplanting, pruning, site planning, identification and treatment of pests diseases, nutritional and other disorders, tree surgery, aftercare and advice and tree removal.

Trees are the longest living organisms on earth, they benefit the community and improve our quality of life in almost immeasurable ways. They create the oxygen we breathe, reduce air and water pollution and uptake water to help reduce storm water run-off. They also provide shade, beauty, sound barriers, windbreaks and reduce summer urban heat.

If a tree is growing in a favourable environment and its genetic make-up also favours that environment it will be healthy and grow to optimum size and shape. A knowledgeable arborist understands that this is not always the case and sometimes, through environmental or other factors, trees will need help. They will also know that working with trees is about more then felling them; once a tree is removed it cannot be put back! Arborists are there to encourage and maintain healthy, growing trees where at all possible; their work therefore has an important role in the community.

Opportunities in this growing industry include employment in private specialist contracting businesses, self-employment, local and state government positions. Activities include the maintenance and care of trees and large shrubs in private gardens, public parks, reserves, bushland reserves, recreational areas, industrial complexes, housing estates and institutions.

This certificate focuses on the culture and care of trees, providing a sound foundation for any working or hoping to work with tree establishment or maintenance. Unlike many other courses in arboriculture, this course also provides a broad foundation across all aspects of horticulture.


Qualification -Advanced Certificate Applied Management (Arboriculture)

Advance you career in this challenging field.

This  900 hour course is aimed at those wanting careers as managers and supervisors of workers in arboriculture. There are 7 modules plus a 200 hour workplace project in this course - the four core units, common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate, cover office practices, business operations, management and marketing, the three specialist units of study relate to the selection, culture, maintenance and repair of trees with a further emphasis on other plants. A must for those working or looking to gain work in this industry.

Qualification -Certificate Horticulture (Arboriculture)

Distance Learning Course - Learn to Grow, Care for and Manage Trees

Accredited through International Accreditation & Recognition Council
A 600 hour certificate that provides initial training in the selection, and culture of plants. This course is similar to other C12CN002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to arboriculture.

Trees For Rehabilitation (Reafforestation)


Would you like to work in a field that helps the environment? 

Environmental rehabilitation of degraded landscapes and contaminated sites is an important and growing field - this course covers the fundamentals required to start or advance your career.

Student Comment: 'I definitely learned a lot from [the course) but it was also beneficial in affirming [and raising my confidence] in what I already knew.' Katrina Merrifield, Masters Conservation Science, NZ, Trees for Rehabilitation course.

The significance of caring for the environment has been receiving more and more attention in recent times as we come to understand the importance of limited resources and the effects of human activities on the environment. The desertification, erosion and general degradation of once fertile lands is prompting us to investigate why and how these processes have occurred. It has also lead to research into how we can reverse and stop further damage to our environment.

Natural forests are amongst the most stable and productive ecosystems. We need to plant and conserve forests for their conservation value, to help maintain healthy air, soil and water and for their potential to provide food, forage, fuel, timber and even medicines.

This course is designed for people working or wanting to work with environmental rehabilitation and contaminated sites recovery. It develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You will learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, and controlling pest and disease after planting.

  • Home study, work at your own pace, save you time and money
  • Learn to incorporate soil management, tree cultivation, ecology and post planting management.
  • Learn to rehabilitate land systems.
  • Gain confidence in practical restoration and cultivation

10 Lessons each with a Set Task, 10 assignments , online and CD courses also have self assessment tests.

This course develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, controlling pest & disease after planting. It will give you the skills required to maintain healthy rehabilitation systems.