Locate a Qualified Arborist

The QAA Register of Qualified Contractors & Consultants is proudly supported by our Industry Support Partners Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance and Stihl.

The production of this register is in direct response to increasing demand from the public, and from local and state government for assistance in locating Qualified Arborists: anyone can advertise as an Arborist, or buy a chainsaw, and it is very difficult for a layperson to assess the claims of a contractor that they do not know. 

To be included in this register each company must comply with the QAA’s Criteria List. It should be noted however, that the QAA has not assessed the quality of work carried out by those included, and makes no claims on their behalf, other than that they have met the following criteria.

The Criteria for Qualified Contractors

  • Proof of 2 x AQF Level 3 Hort. (Arb)/AQF Level 3
    Arboriculture for all teams (to include subject list)
    + 1 Additional crew member to possess AQF
    Units of Competency in Basic Tree Climbing and
    Aerial Rescue.
  • EWP Operators Ticket (where applicable)
  • Course in General Safety Induction (Blue or White Card)
  • First Aid Certificate (Apply First Aid minimum)
  • Evidence of on-going industry training
  • All relevant Insurance
  • WH&S Policy
  • Environmental Management Policy

Registration of a single work team costs $500.00
per year. Each additional team costs $250.00 per year.

The Criteria for Qualified Consultants

  • Min. AQF Level 5 Diploma in Hort. (Arb) or
    Arboriculture (to include subjects list)
  • All relevant Insurance
  • Evidence of ongoing industry training
  • 5 years experience in Arboricultural Report Writing
  • Experience in Tree Identification, Hazard Assessment
    methodologies and tree investigation equipment

Registration $500 per year. If registering more than
one Consultant please add $250 for each additional person)