|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture|
|Year & campus||2019 — Burnley|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||12 months part time|
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.