Courses & Training

QTRA Training Australia 2018

Announcing Dates for QTRA Training 2018 – Perth Western Australia

The following QTRA training dates have been scheduled for 2018 in Perth.

QTRA Two-Day Training

Perth – 6 and 7 February 2018

The cost of QTRA two-day training is $970 + gst.

QTRA Advanced User Training

Perth – 8 February 2018

The cost of QTRA Advanced training is $340 + gst.

Please Note:

Advanced User training is available only to existing QTRA Users who have attended training in the current version (V5) of the QTRA method (post January 2013).  This one-day workshop will focus on the application of QTRA in the field and record-keeping, and how QTRA outputs can be used to inform risk decision making.   The training will be followed by an open-book test.

If you are a current QTRA user and would like to attend V5 training,  we would be happy to see you at day one of the QTRA training.   Please email for further information.

Training days begin with registration/coffee at 08:30 for a 09:00 start and finish at 17:00, lunch will be provided.

Wanted: Expressions of Interest for potential TRAQ courses

Please see below request for Expressions of Interest for potential ISA TRAQ courses.

There is a possibility of a TRAQ course being conducted in Perth (possibly early November)  if enough expressions of interest are received

For more information regarding the ISA TRAQ Courses –

Please send your response directly to Arboriculture Australia via

We’re currently looking for Expressions of Interest from anyone who would like to attend an ISA TRAQ course in Melbourne, Sydney, or Perth. Although there are no solid plans in motion yet, the courses will most likely occur around early November this year.

If you’re interested, just reply to this email with your city of choice by COB 31st August 2017. If you are also replying on behalf of others (e.g. your staff or co-workers), please let us know their names & email addresses.

Energy Skill Solutions will be starting a NEW UET20312 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control course 7-11 August 2017.

This training is targeted at workers who are required to cut vegetation near live power lines.

For full details please refer to link below:

If you are seeking a Training Course Fee Subsidy

To receive a fee subsidy for the training, the employee must be signed onto a Training Contract with Department of Training & Workforce Development Apprenticeship Office.

To establish a Training Contract, the employer will need to contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider.

A number of Apprenticeship Network Providers exist in the Perth Metro area and also Regional areas. To locate an Apprenticeship Network Provider, click on the following link.

Training Course Information

If you have any questions in relation to the UET20312 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control training course, you can contact Energy Skills Solutions on 08 9209 3833 for information.


Operate and Maintain Chainsaws @ Challenger Institute of Technology

This competency standard covers the maintenance, preparation and operation of hand held chainsaws and is suitable for anyone who is required to operate a chainsaw as part of their job role.


Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
2016 Course Dates

31/07/17 – 01/08/17, Mon – Tue, 8:00am to 4:00pm
23/10/17 – 24/10/17, Mon – Tue, 8:00am to 4:00pm

Murdoch Campus

This competency standard is run over two days and covers:

  • Apply skills and knowledge to cross-cut fallen timber
  • Identify cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery
  • Comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely operate chainsaws in the workplace along with duty of care to self, others and the environment
  • Dress requirements pertaining to Occupational Safety and Health are mandatory for participation in this course. Steel capped boots, gloves for handling chainsaw bars and chains, safety glasses, leg protection (Chaps) helmet with optional visor and ear muffs

Call:    1800 001 001
Visit:   Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

We look forward to welcoming you to a great Challenger Institute short course soon.

Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture

The popular Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture is continuing at the University of Melbourne Burnley Campus in 2016. In terms of AQF levels the Graduate Certificate is Level 8, between a Bachelor Degree (Level 7) and a Masters Degree (Level 9). You must complete all 4 subjects to get the Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture qualification. The course is part time, and most students complete the course in 2 years. The subjects can be done in any order. The cost per subject is approximately $3200. On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Arboriculture you can gain entry into the Master of Urban Horticulture and you may get credit for the four GCA subjects in the MUH, depending on your prior studies.