Chainsaw Operations

from Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Course Code SA3CHAIN19
Campus Shepparton - William Orr, Wangaratta - Tone Road
Duration 120 hours

Course Overview

The focus of this course is the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws and Polesaws for basic cross cutting. It is most appropriate for people with limited experience of chainsaws.

Key topics include:

  • Chainsaw selection
  • Personal protective equipment selection and use
  • Safety procedures and guidelines
  • Sharpening and maintaining chainsaws
  • Site assessment
  • Cross cutting procedures
  • Polesaw operations
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – William Orr Public Course – 18th & 19th September – 9:00am to 4:00pm / 2019
Shepparton – William Orr Public Course – 4th & 5th December – 9:00am to 4:00pm / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Public Course – 9th & 10th October – 9:00am to 4:00pm / 2019

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 120 $2.00 $240.00 $7.00 $840.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 120 $0.40 $48.00 $7.00 $840.00
Full Fee 120 $3.00 $360.00 N/A N/A

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You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Skills Recognition

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You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

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Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

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