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.