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Trainee Arborist

  1. Cutting Edge Tree Services – Join Our Team!

Are you passionate about outdoor work? Do you aspire to achieve a Certificate III in Arboriculture? Are you looking for a career path filled with ongoing opportunities? At Cutting Edge Tree Services, we take pride in being Melbourne’s preferred employer for Arborists. With the guidance of experienced mentors, we’re dedicated to your success, fostering both personal and professional growth.

We value diversity and actively support applicants from all backgrounds. Our inclusive and safe work environments are where you can learn, thrive, and reach your career goals.

The Opportunity: We’re on the lookout for energetic, committed individuals eager to kick-start their Arboriculture careers with Melbourne’s dynamic industry leader. Successful applicants will receive on-the-job training and study support to obtain a Nationally Accredited Certificate III in Arboriculture.

During this exciting journey, you’ll be under a 3-year Contract of Training, enjoying full-time employment with a minimum of 38 hours per week. As an apprentice Arborist, you’ll work alongside seasoned professionals, assisting in various aspects of tree and vegetation management.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Setting up work sites
  • Site clean-up
  • Groundwork
  • Chipper operation
  • Chainsaw operation
  • Pruning and dead wooding trees
  • EWP operation
  • Rigging and Felling
  • Climbing
  • Tree removal


  • Physical fitness and enjoyment of outdoor work
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Current Australian manual driver’s license (MR preferred)
  • Dedication to acquiring formal CERT 3 qualifications
  • Willingness to work in a strong team environment
  • Good attitude

What We Offer:

  • Full-time position
  • Competitive wages
  • Supplied uniform and PPE
  • On-site training everyday
  • Start climbing as soon as you start
  • Certificate III in arboriculture 

How to apply

To apply for any of these roles please send your resume and cover letter to Alternatively, call Tim on 0401 480 200 for a chat.