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HORT425 – Tree Climbing

Module code
Module title
Tree Climbing
To develop students ability to use climbing equipment to climb trees and undertake an aerial rescue.
  • SX1703
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Use a throw ball and line to set climbing lines above 10 metres
Use climbing lines and harness to ascend and descend clear stemmed trees
Climb difficult trunks
Set climbing lines for branch walking
Branch walk
Undertake an aerial rescue in an arboriculture situation.
-Throwball equipment and connecting knots
-Roping points above 10m
-Climbing path
-Climbing lines setting, clear bole trees
-Lanyards and harnesses, ascending techniques
-Codes of Practice
-Secure anchor points, descending techniques
-Heavily branched, leaning, irregular trunked tree climbing
-Climbing over 10 metres
-Groundperson communication
-Roping points; single roping, re-directs, double tie-in systems
-Branch walking with obstacles
-Secondary roping, re-direction points
-Two and three person aerial rescue systems above 15m
-Rescue scenarios; electrical, partial fall, conscious or unconscious victim, bleeding or non-bleeding victim
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.

Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks

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