Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW
PO Box 327, Cleveland, BRISBANE QLD 4163
Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 2:30pm
28 Oct 2018

ISA TRAQ – THREE DAY Course

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

BRISBANE: 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163
13th – 15th February 2019

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION DEADLINE – 13th January 2019

 


COURSE CONTENT

TREE BIOLOGY AND MECHANICS:

Participants will learn how to assess wood structure, decay and tree mechanics, and evaluate their impact on the likelihood of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to identify and assess defects and conditions that may affect the likelihood of failure.

TREE INSPECTION AND ASSESSMENT:

Participants will learn about types of targets, assess the likelihood of a tree or tree part impacting a target, and estimate the consequences of tree or tree part failure. Participants will also learn how to assess site factors that may influence the likelihood of failure.

DATA ANALYSIS AND RISK CATEGORISATION:

After learning the tree and target factors that must be assessed, participants will combine likelihood of failure, the likelihood of impact, and consequences of failure to derive a risk rating. This rating helps the assessor communicate tree risk to clients and risk managers, and allows comparison of risk levels between trees.

RISK REPORTING:

Participants will learn skills for clearly communicating tree risk to clients, both in written and verbal reports. Participants will also learn about the key components that should be included in a report after completing a tree risk assessment.
 

FURTHER INFORMATION

The ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) program provides an opportunity for professionals in the arboriculture industry to expand their knowledge through education and training in the fundamentals of tree risk assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity.

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course is a two-day educational course followed by a 1/2 day assessment that includes both a written and field component. The course prepares the participant to take the TRAQ assessment to become ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. It is required that you attend the course and successfully complete the assessment in order to receive the ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification.

The course cost includes all course materials, lunch, and refreshments on both training days and welcome refreshments upon arrival for the exam.

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification is valid for five (5) years from the date the TRAQ exam is passed. The qualification holder is required to retake the course and pass the exam every five (5) years in order to maintain the qualification.

PREREQUISITES

To earn a Tree Risk Assessment Qualification you must hold or have held one of the following prerequisites (This is a modified list for the Australian Market, please contact the QAA office if you hold a credential not listed below for further information and assessment):

  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
  • ISA Certified Arborist (Certification ID is required)
  • ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (Certification ID is required)
  • European Tree Worker
  • European Tree Technician
  • AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture
  • NZ National Certificate in Horticulture (Arboriculture) Level 4
  • ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) status
  • A degree in arboriculture, urban forestry, traditional forestry, or horticulture that is part of a national qualifications framework or is from a college or university that is accredited or recognised under a system that is substantially similar to accreditation
  • UK Qualification and Credit Framework Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Arboriculture
  • Other Qualifications listed in the Handbook, under prerequisites

By applying to participate in a TRAQ event, you authorize the ISA to make your registration and contact information available to the local chapter/associate organisation. You agree to the terms, conditions, and policies outlined in the Tree Risk Assessment Candidate Handbook:

If you need to apply for a TRAQ exam retake only, you must contact us.

COST:

ISA Member                      $930.00  GST inclusive
QAA Qualified Member     $985.00  GST inclusive
QAA General Member      $1,045.00  GST inclusive
Non-member                     $1,200.00  GST inclusive

** If you do not provide ISA Member number before the registration deadline, you will be charged at either member or non-member prices accordingly.

**If you withdraw from the course after the registration deadline, you will be charged a cancellation fee of $150.

 

02 Sep 2018

Fitzpatrick & Co Insurance Brokers – RUN OFF COVER

I’ve closed my business; do I still need insurance cover?

Most Public & Products liability policies only provide cover against liability for damage to property or injury to person where the occurrence (damage/injury) happens during the currency of the policy.  Therefore, any damage/injury that occurs after your policy expires may not be insured, unless you have taken out a replacement policy or run off cover.

If you are a sole trader, partnership or a registered company and you cease to trade you may need to maintain liability cover for goods or services that you provided in the past against any claim that may arise in the future. This cover is called Run Off cover and is available to ensure protection against future liabilities even though the business has ceased trading.

We strongly recommend that you arrange Run Off Cover, especially if you’re a sole trader or partnership or the company continues to exist and has ongoing net assets.  The last thing you want in your retirement or when no longer working for yourself is a large bill that a liability policy would have responded to if an incident has occurred.

Please contact Fitzpatrick & Co to discuss your situation and to arrange a competitive quote to ensure continued protection against unexpected liabilities.

Mick Le Grand, Director of Programs at Fitzpatrick & Co. on 03 8544 1634 or email mickl@fitzpatrick.com.au.

Fitzpatrick & Co have specialised in the horticulture and arboriculture industry for over 30 years providing assistance and financial support to companies, associations and events. We are there when your industry needs you.

02 Sep 2018

Fitzpatrick Insurance Brokers – Tools of the Trade

I have a liability policy, does this cover my Tools.  No!

Tools of Trade cover is a separate policy that provides in most policies Australia Wide cover for all your Tools.  Insurers don’t need an individual list of items but will need a value for them, and some may require you to specify items if they are over a certain value, around $2500 depending on the value of the item.

If any of your Tools got stolen can your business still run?  Or if your entire toolbox was stolen how much would it cost you to replace all of them items in it, including many of the items that you have built up over many years.  Tools of Trade cover can provide cover for these items and not leave you out of pocket or unable to work without these items.

It is important to check your policy on a Tools of Trade policy as sometimes the cover can be limited by either location, or theft exclusions.  For example if a Tool was stolen from a non locked vehicle, toolbox, shed or back of a ute, it may not be covered depending on the insurer.

Can you afford to run your business without your tools?  Or will the small cost of Tools of Trade insurance provide adequate protection to keep you running in a frustrating time when your tools have been stolen.

For assistance with any of your insurance needs please contact Mick Le Grand, Director of Programs at Fitzpatrick & Co. on 03 8544 1634 or email mickl@fitzpatrick.com.au.

Fitzpatrick & Co have specialised in the horticulture and arboriculture industry for over 30 years providing assistance and financial support to companies, associations and events. We are there when your industry needs you.

02 May 2017

Insurance Renewal 2018/2019

Members of the QAA are able to benefit from our long-term relationship with Fitzpatrick & Co. Please contact them directly and mention you are a QAA Member for your discount to be applied.

P: 1300 554 633

E: insure@fitzpatrick.com.au

What is available

  • Public Liability up to $20 million. Various policies and cover options are available.
  • Professional Indemnity.
  • Fitzpatrick & Co also offer other insurance products such as Tools of Trade, Personal Accident & Sickness, Plant and Equipment and Commercial Motor Vehicle.
19 Apr 2017

Member Logins now Active

Many of you would have received an email communication advising that you can now log into the QAA website. Please follow the instructions to log in and ensure all details are up to date. Membership renewals will now be completed through the website, if you have not paid your membership, you will have 30 days before it will lock you out of your account.

If you require a RESEND WELCOME EMAIL sent to you, please email your request to office@qaa.net.au or alternatively call us on (07) 3821 1488.

There will be many features added as we grow this website. Keep an eye out on the Sponsors page. They are now able to access this and upload any information or sales/promotions they may have exclusive to our members.

 

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