Level 2 Chainsaw Course – Intermediate

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, the outcomes required to assess and manually fall small trees with a low level of complexity,  the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills and to complete operator maintenance.
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. The units also apply to those in a forest, agricultural, local council, emergencies services and other government agency environment.


  • 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
  • FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
  • FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

Course duration:

  • Full course: 28 hours face-to-face (4 days)

Pre course study options:

There is no pre course study required for this course.

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