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Diploma in Arboriculture

New Zealand Diploma in Arboriculture (Level 6)

SX1902

Course details

  • Feb 2020
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7356 per year
  • Level 6
  • Hamilton Gardens Campus

Summary

This programme provides further project work for students to advance their skills into more specialised areas, and develop their independent assessment, contractual and research, and process skill. Through work integration, students are able to immerse themselves in the real-life work environment, gaining practical interpersonal skills and mentorship from professionals in industry.

Tutors become facilitators in the education process, challenging students thought processes and coaching their ideas, as the students pathway into the arboriculture profession.

Students will gain advanced knowledge of tree health and management, and be seen as a specialist in urban forest management for planning and development decision making.

View programme modules

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
ARBO600Advanced Arboriculture Law610
 
ARBO601Advanced Tree Biology and Mechanics610
 
ARBO602Entomology in Trees65
 
ARBO603Pathology in Trees65
 
ARBO604Advanced Tree Inspection65
 
ARBO605Hazard Analysis of Trees65
 
ARBO606Advanced Tree Valuation65  
ARBO607Notable Tree Valuation and Registration65  
ARBO608Procurement of Arboriculture Contracts65
 
ARBO609Monitoring Arboriculture Contracts610
 
ARBO610Arboricultural Management Practice610
 
ARBO611Tree Planting Plans for Contracts610
 
ARBO612Contractual Tree Identification610  
ARBO613Arboriculture Research Topic6

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ARBO614Urban Forest Management Research610  

 

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed in a range of arboriculture professions and tree management related roles.

Entry criteria

You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.

Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)

  • Completed Arboriculture Operations (Level 5);
  • Or a recognised equivalent. ​

Based on your work experience (on the job)

If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.​

Based on discretionary entrance

If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.

Selection criteria

Candidates without relevant qualifications may be required to participate in an interview and selection process. The following may be considered in the selection process:

i. The completion of a study skills assessment to demonstrate the level of academic skill necessary to successfully complete the programme.
ii. Previous experience working in the arboriculture sector. May include previous employment or voluntary work.
iii. Personal qualities such as responsibility, teamwork and practical skills.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Hamilton Garden

Date: Tuesday 28 January 2020
Time: 9am-4pm
Venue: Hamilton Gardens Campus, Gate 2, Cobham Drive.

What you need to know:

  • We will provide a full introduction to all supporting services at Wintec, along with a few activities.
  • The enrolment and Studylink advice team will be available also for any questions and signing outstanding enrolment offers
  • Students get put into classes and given timetables on the day
  • Stationary, personal protective gear sizing, and expectations will also be sorted on the day
  • We supply morning tea and lunch for the day.

​Please wear covered in shoes (i.e. not Jandals) if you do not have safety boots on your first day for practical activities

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

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