Chainsaw Refresher Course

from Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Course Code SA3CHNRF19
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 60 hours

Course Overview

The Chainsaw Refresher Course has been designed for students or participants who have already completed the Full Chainsaw Operations Course within the past 5 to 10 years. Participants are required to supply evidence of their previous course completion.
It is a pre-requisite of this course that you complete a pre-training review to establish your eligibility for the course.
The unit delivered for this course is AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment.
Covering:
Hazard identification and risk assessment
Worksite safety
Equipment safety & PPE
Pre operational inspections
Reporting and recording of equipment faults
Operation of equipment
Appropriate saw cuts used to utilise the various timbers for example:
Down cut, up cut, step cut, swing cut, side bind cut, bore cut, wedge cut, rip cut & delimbing

Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 60 $2.00 $120.00 $7.00 $420.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 60 $0.40 $24.00 $7.00 $420.00
Full Fee 60 $3.00 $180.00 N/A N/A


The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

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.
Enrolment

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

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

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

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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