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Feedback Sought on Draft Case for Change: Review of Arboriculture Qualifications

We are seeking your feedback on a draft Case for Change to review current Arboriculture qualifications to ensure that they meet industry needs, are fit for delivery and satisfy the 2012 Standards for Training Packages.

This draft Case for Change has been developed in consultation with stakeholders through the forums of workshops, email, phone calls and face to face meetings.

The Case for Change sets out evidence for proposed changes to the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, and Conservation and Land Management Training Package(i.e. qualifications, skill sets and units of competency). It includes the scope of the research, analysis and industry engagement undertaken to collate the evidence base.

We are seeking your feedback on whether the draft Case for Change accurately describes the issues identified with the current Arboriculture qualifications and the need for these qualifications to be reviewed. Feedback is being collected until 28 March 2018.


The draft Case for Change has been prepared by Skills Impact under the direction of the Amenity Horticulture, Landscaping, Conservation and Land Management Industry Reference Committee (IRC). It has been developed out of the Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management IRC Skills Forecast, where ‘new skills in felling trees near buildings, and machinery operation’ were identified as a Priority Skill (see page 5).

The draft Case for Change will be submitted from the IRC to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) for their consideration. If approved by the AISC, the Case for Change will form the basis of a project to review and develop relevant qualifications, skill sets and units of competency.