Tree Surgery, or arboriculture, is a specialised field involving pruning, felling, transplanting and maintaining the health of trees and shrubs. If you love working outdoors and want a hands-on, physical job, you could become a qualified Tree Surgeon with our qualification.
Our Tree Surgery/Arboriculture course will give you the skills to care for and maintain trees – no matter what their height. The horticulture industry is diverse and qualified, experienced arborists are in demand, not only in this country but across the world.
The best part about studying with us, is the hands-on way you will learn. Field trips and work experience are important parts of this qualification and will help you to connect with those already working in this dynamic industry.
If you’re dreaming of an outdoor career filled with challenges and excitement (and can handle heights), then arboriculture might be just right for you!
Tree Surgery qualification
New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 3) and New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Arboriculture) (Level 4)
This industry-standard qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to carry out tree maintenance and management activities at heights including tree removal. Graduates will receive both the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) (Level 3) and the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture Services (Arboriculture) (Level 4).
1 Year Full-time
Qualified Arborist, Tree Surgeon
Inspired by videos of arborists at work, Chris took a chance and embarked on a new direction in tree surgery. He’s discovered a fulfilling career and created a successful business.