Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Burnley|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
Dr Denise Johnstone
Melbourne School of Custom Programs
442 Auburn Road,
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Tel. +613 9810 3248
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 a strong focus of 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.
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate should be able to:
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To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture students must successfully complete four core subjects (each 12.5 credit points) a total of 50 credit points.
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Study Period Commencement:
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
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Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Students who successfully complete the course may be eligible for credit into Masters courses offered by the Melbourne School of Land and Environment.
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
Knowledgeable across disciplines:
Leaders in communities:
Attuned to cultural diversity:
Active global citizens:
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Though participation in the course and completion of assessment students should acquire skills in:
|Links to further information:||http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses|
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