Applied Science Discipline
In-Service Training

Professional Certificate in Arboriculture and Tree Work Supervision

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The programme can strengthen arboricultural practitioners’ knowledge with current measures of arboriculture works; and train arboricultural practitioners to conduct basic tree inspection and risk assessment at supervisory level.

Entry Requirements:

- Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English and Chinese Languages, or equivalent AND at least two years’ relevant work experience; or
- Five HKCEE subjects at Grade E/Level 2 or above, including English (Syllabus B) and Chinese Languages, or equivalent AND at least two years’ relevant work experience; or
- Completion of programme Certificate in Basic Arboriculture and Tree Work Practices at QF Level 3 or equivalent AND provide English proficiency such as HKDSE English Language Level 2 or above or HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B) at Grade E/Level 2 or above or equivalent; or
- Other relevant verifiable prior learning and/or at least five year’s relevant work experience that is/are deemed appropriate by Applied Science Programme Board for Science Programmes AND a pass in an entrance assessment, which can be either oral or written. (There is quota limit for this entry requirement in each class)

Intended Learning Outcomes:

Brief Course Description:

Laws, Regulations and Guidelines

Basic Risk Assessment for Arboriculture Operations

Occupational Safety and Health in Arboricultural Practices

Tree Relation Legislations

Tree Care and Daily Practices

Tree Works and Practices

Principles of Tree Risk Assessment

Tree Risk Assessment Regulations and Guidelines

Tree Risk Management

Venue:IVDC (Lai Chi Kok)

Meet 70% or above attendance of individual module AND pass theassessments of each module can obtain the Completion Certificate issued bythe Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE). The certificate will beready for collection three to five months after the completion of the coursewhich is subject to the endorsement of the exam result by the Board ofExaminers and the Academic Committee


Please send crossed cheque payable to “Vocational Training Council” or “職業訓練局€” together with the completed application form, academic qualification and relevant working experience proof to Ms. Vicky Lee, Integrated Vocational Development Centre (Head Office), 30F, Billion Plaza II, 10 Cheung Yue Street, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon

Leaflet & Application Form



101 hours (16-18 weeks) Time: 6:45pm-9:45pm (Mon & Wed) / 9:00am-4:30pm (6 Saturdays)

Tuition Fee:


QF Level:

QF Level: 4

QR Registration No.:


Validity Period:

01/09/2015 to 31/08/2021

1. The confirmed commencement date is subjected to the final announcement of IVDC

2. The course timetable will be provided in the confirmation e-mail


Mr. HO Ka Chai, Chris
(Tel: 2256 7127 / email:
Ms. Vicky Lee
(Tel: 3907 6825 Email:
Mr. Ting Ng
(Tel: 3907 6836 Email:

Relative Professional Certificate

Module Certificate