Introductory Chainsaw Course

Information about the course:

These units of competency describe the outcomes required to maintain engine or electrically operated hand-held chainsaws. It includes sharpening chains and completing routine and frequently required service requirements as well as periodic servicing. Work is completed in a variety of work settings including a forest environment, agricultural, workshop, arboretum and horticultural settings.

They also describe the outcomes required to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and to complete operator maintenance. It applies to situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit in some states & territories at the time of publication, and may differ according to jurisdiction.

Target audience:

The units apply to a forestry worker, chainsaw operator, forest harvester, harvesting technician and arboriculture worker.

Prerequisites:

  • There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Award issued:

Students who successfully complete this nationally recognised training will be awarded the statement of attainment:

  • FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
  • FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

Course duration:

  • Full course: 14 hours face-to-face (2 days)

Pre course study options:

There is no pre course study required for this course.

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