HORT503 – Arboriculture Law

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Module code
HORT503
Module title
Arboriculture Law
Prescription
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge and application of laws and bylaws involved when working with trees and clients in arboriculture work.
Programmes
  • SX1803
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
5
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
30
Self directed hours
20
Total learning hours
50
Resources required
Content
Arboriculture and Resource Management Act 1991, purpose, objectives, provision
Arboriculture and Employment Relations Act 2000, objectives, provisions, requirements
Arboriculture and Accident Compensation Corporation, purpose
Arboriculture and Occupational Safety and Health Service, purpose, application, enforcement
Tree protection in New Zealand, government departments, local authorities, district and regional plans, lobby groups, societies, organisations
Forests Act 1949, Historic Places Act 1993, Native Plants Protection Act 1934, Resource Management Act 1991 and tree protection
Laws and Bylaws in tree work, i.e. Fencing Act 1978, Reserves Act 1977, Property Law Act 2007, Transport Act 1962
Legislative requirements for tree work
Contract Law, contract validity, standard arboriculture clauses.
Learning Outcomes
Arboriculture and Resource Management Act 1991, purpose, objectives, provision
Arboriculture and Employment Relations Act 2000, objectives, provisions, requirements
Arboriculture and Accident Compensation Corporation, purpose
Arboriculture and Occupational Safety and Health Service, purpose, application, enforcement

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including; workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, on-line learning, work integration, and independent research for the creation of portfolios of evidence of learning.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment is achievement based. Students need to attempt all elements of the assessment and gain 50 in each element of the portfolio to gain and overall pass in this module.