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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
  • $7149 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

Candidates are required to have:
i. New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture (Level 5) with strands in Arboriculture Supervisory Operations and Arboriculture Technical Operations or equivalent, or;
ii. Equivalent industry experience consisting of 5 years proven and verified industry employment or;
iii. A Degree qualification in a relevant field of study.

Special admission
Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success1 may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry
Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

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

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Timetable information

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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.

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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

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Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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