TRAQ Adelaide - Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton SA 5063, Australia
Arboriculture Australia Ltd invites you to participate in this year's Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) Adelaide sessions.
Credentialed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), this is your opportunity to obtain or refresh your TRAQ.
This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardised 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 course content is based on the new Tree Risk Assessment Manual and is divided into nine modules:
Introduction to Tree Risk Assessment
Levels of Assessment
Tree Biology and Mechanics
Tree Inspection and Assessment
Data Analysis and Risk Categorisation
Why do TRAQ?
Completing TRAQ will ensure your qualifications are kept current and that you continue to use arboriculture best practice when operating in the field. Displaying current qualifications helps consumers identify you as a knowledgeable, experienced tree care professional who is committed to properly caring for and maintaining their trees.
Additionally, upon successfully completing the TRAQ course, you will be eligible to claim 14.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards your Arboriculture Australia Ltd membership. You will also be eligible to claim 14.5 CEUs towards any ISA Certified Arborist credential upon course completion.
If you are completing the TRAQ renewal course, you are eligible to claim 5 CEUs towards your Arboriculture Australia Ltd membership. 5 CEUs can also be claimed towards ISA Certified Arborist credentials.
Completing TRAQ consists of a two-day course followed by a half-day examination.
The course includes lectures, discussions, small-group activities, applied case studies, and field activities.
The concluding exam contains two parts:
A written portion made up of 100 multiple-choice questions. Each question includes four choices, only one of which is correct. You will be given two hours to complete the written portion.
A performance-based component which involves an outdoor tree assessment practicum. This will test your ability to apply tree risk principles to a tree at the training site. You will be given one hour to complete this.
Already have a current TRAQ? Complete the renewal course
The renewal course is an abbreviated version of the full course. The renewal is a one-day refresher with five hours of instruction and three hours to take the exam.
The TRAQ credential is valid for five (5) years from the date it is earned. A credential holder must take the renewal course and pass its exam every five years in order to renew the credential.
The renewal course can be taken 3.5 years after successfully completing the full TRAQ course (18 months prior to the qualification's expiry date), which will then add an additional 5 years of validity from the date your TRAQ was originally due to expire. This means that if you pass the renewal exam four years into your credential, you will have six years until it expires.
When registering for the renewal course, you are required to send a scanned PDF of your current TRAQ to Aboriculture Australia at email@example.com prior to confirming your registration.
Both Arboriculture Australia Ltd members and ISA certification holders will be eligible to claim 5 CEUs for completing the renewal course.
TRAQ holders who do not take the renewal course and exam before their expiration date will be required to retake the full TRAQ course and pass its exam to re-qualify.
To be eligible to register for the course and take the exam, you must have earned one of the following credentials:
AHC30810 Certificate III in Arboriculture (2010 or later)
ISA Certified Arborist® or ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®
ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified
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
A national certification or certificate in arboriculture
ASCA Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA) status
Licensing or Certification from an approved state/province program
SAF Certified Forester
Full details of the requirements can be found in the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Application Guide.
Arboriculture Australia Ltd will require you to send a scanned PDF copy of your qualification certificate or academic transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to confirming your TRAQ registration. For the renewal course, Arboriculture Australia Ltd also requires you to include a scanned PDF copy of your current TRAQ certificate.
Dates and times
All Adelaide sessions will be held at the Arkaba Hotel. There will be one renewal course, plus one full TRAQ course. Please register for the specific course you wish to participate in.
Full TRAQ course
Coursework: Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 October 8:00am - 4:30pm
Exam: Thursday 24 October 8:00am - 12:00 noon
TRAQ renewal course (includes coursework and exam) - Friday 25 October 8:00am - 4:30pm
Included in your registration
Upon registering, you will receive a course welcome pack with a letter containing the full course details, in addition to the name of the course contact. Course welcome packs will be shipped three weeks prior to the course date.
Course welcome packs will be shipped via courier (including tracking info) to the address provided in the registration process. Please provide a physical home delivery address - no PO Boxes please.
Additionally, the following is included as part of your registration:
Tree Risk Assessment Manual
Tree Risk Assessment Workbook
Morning tea, lunch and beverages for the day
The Tree Risk Assessment Manual and Tree Risk Assessment Workbook will be shipped to your provided address (no PO boxes). No refunds or discounts are given if you already own the Tree Risk Assessment Manual.
What to bring
Government photo ID (such as a driver's licence)
Tree Risk Assessment Manual
Tree Risk Assessment Workbook with pre-course activities completed
#2 pencils, eraser and clipboard for taking notes and completing worksheets
Suitable clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities
High-visibility vest, coat or clothing
About the trainer
All sessions will be delivered by Terry Flanagan. Recently named a "True Professional" by the ISA for his lifetime of work in the Arboricultural field, Terry lives, breathes and sleeps trees. So much so, that every dog of his has been named after trees, with Hemi being the current Teragan mascot. President of the ISA, President of the local PNW-ISA Chapter, Chair and member of countless committees, educator for growing Arborists and a legion of contributions - all dedicated to Arboriculture. He is a Board Certified Master Arborist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified, and one of the select few serving as an Expert Witness for Tree-related litigation. Terry is a resolute Arborist in serving the industry for over 40 years!
How to register
Click on "Get Tickets", and then select the specific session you wish to attend. Following this, you will be required to submit your details to register your place.
If you are an Arboriculture Australia Ltd member or an ISA member, you will be eligible to register at a discounted rate.
Upon registering, you will remain in a "pending" status until Arboriculture Australia Ltd verifies your membership (if applicable), accepts your credentials required to participate, and confirms the registration.
Please direct any queries and evidence of your qualifications to email@example.com
Terms and conditions
All bookings are confirmed upon verification of your qualifications and subsequent full payment to Arboriculture Australia Ltd.
Registrations for each full TRAQ course are limited to 20 people. Registrations for the Renewal TRAQ course are limited to 30 people.
Please make your own travel and lodging arrangements as no accommodation or travel is included in the course fee.
Please ensure you have read the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Application Guide prior to confirming your registration.
Registrations for all sessions are non-transferable and non-refundable. All registrations must be made individually for each participant.
Arboriculture Australia Ltd reserves the right to cancel any event up to two days prior to the starting date.
Please contact us to confirm that your event will go ahead before booking travel or accommodation.
Adelaide Full TRAQ Course (22-24 Oct) ISA Member