Diplomas and Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture

1 year part-time(part-time study options available)
Burnley campus
Available to Domestic and International
Flexible entry

The Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture is a 4 subject (50 point) graduate award of the University of Melbourne, designed for professionals currently managing, or planning to learn how to manage, urban trees.

The course investigates a wide range of tree management issues and emphasizes the need to promote a strategic approach to tree management and the contribution trees can make to urban life. It aims to increase understanding of current issues in urban tree management through studies in growth and function, identification and selection, pests and diseases and environmental stresses including planning in a changing climate. Writing management plans for urban trees is developed throughout the course.

At the completion of this course participants are expected to be able to conduct tree risk assessments and have the ability to be engaged as an expert witness for local government or consumer and trade tribunal proceedings.

Each subject comprises six days of intensive coursework at the Burnley campus. There is an eight-week online component.

This course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia.

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