Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW


The QAA Register of Approved Contractors & Consultants is proudly supported by our Industry Support Partner Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance & Vermeer Australia.

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 Approved Contractors

  • Proof of 2 x AQF Certificate III in Arboriculture for all teams (to include subject list)
    Including AQF Units of Competency in Basic Tree Climbing
    and Aerial Rescue. Must be employed by the company.
    (all nominated individuals must be sighted, print name/s below)
  • EWP Operators Ticket Referenced (where applicable)
  • Course in General Safety Induction (Blue or White Card)
  • First Aid Certificate (Apply First Aid minimum)
  • Evidence of Ongoing Industry Training
  • All relevant Insurances
  • Workplace Health & Safety Policy
  • Environmental Management Policy
  • Up to date Vehicle Registrations/list of vehicles
  • Completed Statutory Declaration stating all Employee Benefits
    are paid and up to date

Application form can be found here:

230 KBApproved Contractors Register Application Form - 2021

The Criteria for Approved Consultants

  • Minimum AQF Level 5 Diploma in Arboriculture for all consultants (to include subject list)
    Note: as a Qualified Member you will already have had your qualifications assessed, however, if you are submitting additional staff their certificates must be included
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance – Certificate of Currency
  • Proof of 5 years’ Industry experience in report writing
  • Proven experience with tree id, location, and measurement
  • Proof of experience with tree hazard/risk assessment methodologies (e.g. QTRA, VTA, TRAQ)
  • Proven experience with tree condition investigation equipment (e.g. Resistograph, Picus, Tree Radar)

Note: we do not need proof of ownership of this equipment just inclusion of evidence obtained included in a report that you have compiled


Application form can be found here: 247 KBApproved Consultants Register Application - 2021