Representing Arborists in Queensland & Nth NSW
19 Jun 2019

Groundies Workshop

When: Wednesday 17th July 2019

Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Location: QAA Head Office: 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland (Conference Room 2 – enter via main reception doors)


Workshop Outline:

Classroom briefing on Work, Health & Safety (WHS) issues regarding work-site tools and equipment used is day-to-day tree work and the implications of a mismanaged site or the if tools are incorrectly used.

Discuss the important use of job safety analysis and toolbox meetings.

  • Tasks when arriving to work-site (Crew leader, climber and groundsman).
  • Communicating and setting up the job site allowing for smooth and safe tasks to be completed in an efficient manner and all involved knows their roles and responsibilities. 

Work-site simulation of tree work including rigging of branches handling as efficient and safe as possible to maintain an efficient and safe work site. Discuss communication between staff members.

  • Real Rigging scenario with target landing
  • Examine forces demonstrating some interesting rigging scenarios that could easily overload systems and cause failures in either equipment or the tree itself. Which leads to the what if the worst-case scenario happens!

Correct use of wood-chippers and manual handling. Conversation on stump grinders and chainsaws.


Workshop Outcome:

To be efficient, safer and practically organised on the work site

Increased awareness of potential risk and how to avoid or eliminate them

PRICES:

Prices include GST

QAA Qualified Member:

 $170.00

QAA General Member:

 $185.00

Non Member:

 $195.00

12 Jun 2019

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Renewal

Date: Tuesday 8th October 2019
Location: QAA Head Office: 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland QLD 4163
Time: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Registration Deadline: 1st September 2019

Class Size is Limited to 20

The TRAQ Renewal Course is a one-day refresher, with five hours of instruction, and three hours to take the exam. Current TRAQ holders can complete the course as early as three and one-half (3 1/2) years into their Qualification (18 months before your expiration date).  

Once you have successfully passed the renewal requirements, you will be given 5 years from the date of your previous expiration allowing you to take full advantage of the 5 year period granted with the credential.

Your instructor for this event will be Mark Roberts.

You will review:
   –   Levels of assessment
   –   Target assessment
   –   Site assessment
   –   Tree biology and mechanics
   –  Tree inspection and assessment
   –   Data analysis and risk categorisation
   –   Mitigation
   –   Reporting

Included in your registration:
 –   course registration
 –   exam fee
 –   the TRAQ renewal manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide (NO PO Boxes)
 –   the TRAQ renewal workbook (handed out at the class)
 –   morning tea, 
lunch and beverages for the day

Travel and lodging is on your own.

Eligibility:
To be able to register for the TRAQ Renewal workshop you must hold a TRAQ credential. You may complete the TRAQ Renewal workshop as early as 18 months prior to your qualification expiration date. Participants are asked to bring their TRAQ Risk Assessment manual and clipboard to training. 

All Applications will be reviewed for approval. Your registration will be finalised via email.

Once your current expiration date passes, you will need to retake the full course and assessment to be reinstated.

Confirmation Packet:
You will receive a confirmation packet with a letter containing the date and time of the course and the name of the appropriate contact person. Confirmation packets are shipped three weeks prior to the date the course begins.

Confirmation packets will be shipped using UPS to the address provided on the personal information registration page. Please provide a physical shipping address.

What is required to bring to the class:
 – your government issued photo ID
 – your TRAQ Manual (shipped via UPS to the address you provide)
 – your TRAQ Workbook (will be handed out at the class)

 – your hard hat and high visiblity vest or shirt  (required)
 – #2 pencils and clipboard for taking notes and completing worksheets
 – rain gear, including a large ziplock bag (just in case!)
 – 
come prepared to spend part of the day outdoors
 – 
please dress for your comfort level indoors and outdoors; 
    we cannot always control the room 
temperature to suit everyone 

Special Testing Accommodations Requests:
If you have an accommodation request, please complete the Special Accommodations Request Form and submit it with your application. You may find the form online at

www.isa-arbor.com/Accommodations. The process may take up to several months and may not allow enough time to attend this particular class.

 
Refund and Cancellation Policy:
All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc.

Registrations are limited to 20 people. 
If you wish to cancel your booking, request must be made in writing.

Credits and Refunds:

  • 1 day prior or on the day – no credit or refund.
  • Within 7 days of event – 20% credit or refund.
  • Within 8-30 days of event – 35% credit or refund.
  • Over 31 days before event – full credit or refund.

**Credits are valid within the same calendar year.

Cancellations:

The Queensland Arboricultural Association reserves the right to cancel any activity due to lack of bookings up to two days prior to an event or course.

Please contact us to confirm that your event will go ahead before booking travel or accommodation.

PRICES:

Prices include GST

ISA Member:

$500.00

QAA Qualified Member:

$550.00

QAA General Member:

$600.00

Non-QAA Member:

$700.00

 

 

Register Now!

05 Jun 2019

ISA TRAQ – THREE DAY Course

ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

BRISBANE: 26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland, QLD 4163
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th October 2019

LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS PER SESSION

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION DEADLINE – 1st September 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.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc.

If you wish to cancel your booking, request must be made in writing.

Credits and Refunds

  • 1 day prior or on the day – no credit or refund.
  • Within 7 days of event – 20% credit or refund.
  • Within 8-30 days of event – 35% credit or refund.
  • Over 31 days before event – full credit or refund.

**Credits are valid within the same calendar year.

Cancellations

The Queensland Arboricultural Association reserves the right to cancel any activity due to lack of bookings up to two days prior to an event or course.

Please contact us to confirm that your event will go ahead before booking travel or accommodation.

 

05 Jun 2019

Tree Climbing Competition Practice Day

FREE EVENT!!
Ever thought about competing but are unsure about how it works?

QAA are hosting a climbing competition practice day to learn the basics or sharpen your skills. We will have some of Australia’s top climbers on hand to help out and part with their knowledge. Come along to Colmslie Beach Reserve on the 22nd June 2019 and have a swing around some beautiful trees.

We encourage anyone of any skill level to come and participate free of charge.

We would like to extend this invitation to any future or current Climbing Competition judges who would like to be involved in practice scoring or teaching in tree.

Colmslie Beach Reserve

152 Colmslie Road, Murarrie QLD, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 4172

Saturday, 22 June 2019 from 08:00-16:00

BYO Food & Drink 

16 May 2019

Water Smart Street Trees – Planning and Design

 

 

 

 

Join Stormwater Queensland and event partners Citygreen as we discuss how Street Trees can enhance the liveability of a city and the key considerations to factor into design, application and ongoing management.

Comprising keynote presentations from leading experts, this session is an invaluable opportunity to further your knowledge and skills.

Sessions include:

Street trees changing role in the liveable city Lyndal Plant, Urban Forester

  • Street trees as multifunctional green infrastructure
  • Local government directions e.g. prioritising greening/cooling, canopy cover targets, urban forest resilience planning

Design requirements for optimum tree growth – Ben Gooden, Citygreen

  • Target shade cover and asset values, against projected time scales, enabled by correct soil volumes/spec, water balance and species selection
  • Soils Under Pavements Trials at Bartlett Labs, Charlotte NC, USA

Modelling passively irrigated trees – hydrology and pollutant removal – Sally Boer, E2Designlab

  • How to model passively irrigated trees in MUSIC
  • Applying the sizing guides: retrofit and greenfield case studies

Observations of the design and performance of passively irrigated street trees – Tim Davies, BCC

  • Observations and lessons learnt from different designs of passively irrigated street trees without underdrainage.
  • Summary of programs including design considerations, monitoring and costs.

To Register Click Here

08 May 2019

The Kingdom of Fungi Workshop

Workshop presented by Dr Frances Guard.

Dr Frances Guard is a medical doctor with 40 years of experience in the field. 13 years ago, her passion for conservation combined with her medical background led her to work with macro-fungi on a conservation property at Maleny. For the past 13 years Dr. Guard has been involved in Queensland Mycological Society holding the president seat for 3 years until 2017. Her interest with QMS is community education and fungi photography along with other passions like rainforest regeneration, bird watching and, plant and animal surveying.

Dr Guard is the Co-author of;

  • Australian Subtropical Fungi, (2014)
  • Mushrooms and Fungi of the Sunshine Coast (2016) and,
  • Australian Tropical Mushrooms and other Fungi (2019).

Fungi are essential components of all ecosystems including native and urban forests. Their roles vary from helping, breakdown and recycling of nutrients or promote soil health, to damaging, hurting their host or host environment. Regarding urban trees, pathogenic fungi represent a challenge for urban forest and ways of managing these need to be examined.

To see full workshop program please see below:

164 KBWorkshop Program_The Kingdom of Fungi – Sept 2019

OUTCOMES FOR ATTENDEES:

  • Understanding of the kingdom of fungi
  • Understanding Fungi Roles
  • Identifying Fungal Groups
  • Understanding Parasitic Fungi

Ticket Prices:

QAA Qualified Member: $135.00

QAA General Member: $150.00

NON QAA Member: $160.00

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET


Cancellation Policy on Workshops & Events

All bookings are confirmed upon full payment to the Queensland Arboricultural Association Inc. If you wish to cancel your booking, request must be made in writing.
Credits and Refunds:

  • 1 day prior or on the day – no credit or refund
  • Within 7 days of event – 25% credit or refund
  • Within 7-14 days of the Event – 50% credit or refund
  • Over 14 days before the Event – full credit or refund
03 May 2019

Food Vans Needed for QTCC!

We are searching for Food Vans to attend our upcoming QTCC!!

Please share these details if you know of anyone who would be interested in attending our event with their food van. 

Any inquiries can be directed to our office ladies at office@qaa.net.au

 

03 Apr 2019

Queensland Tree Climbing Championships

Fig Tree Pocket Riverside Reserve

Friday 26th & Saturday 27th July 2019

 

Book in now to receive the Early Bird Special

Head over to our Events page now to register.

 

If you wish to complete a manual form, please do so from here:

QTCC QLD COMPETITOR REGISTRATION FORM 2019

 

 

 

 

Looking for Individual Events Sponsors:

If you are interested in Sponsoring an Individual Event, please contact the QAA today to find out how.

office@qaa.net.au or 07 3821 1488

28 Jun 2018

Workshops 2019

QAA are committed to providing our members and industry supporters with professional workshops and educational events

Head over to our “Events” tab to check out what workshops are currently available and check back regulary to keep up to date.

This year’s program is continuing to be packed with relevant and interesting Arboricultural and related topics and we can’t wait to see you at one of our programs soon.

For more info or bookings, contact the QAA Office on 07 3821 1488 or email admin@qaa.net.au

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