Council have asked for a report from an AQF Level 5 Arborist – what does that mean?
AQF stands for Australian Qualifications Framework and is the method of categorising the level of qualification an individual has attained. AQF5 Arborists are consultant level professionals. AQF4 is the qualification needed to supervise tree works such as pruning and removal, and these arborists may advise on maintaining or pruning trees. AQF3 is the qualification needed for practical tree work, and may include climbing arborists. AQF5 is recognised by Councils and the industry as the appropriate qualification for a person preparing Arboricultural reports and providing advice.