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Chainsaw Operations

SA3CHAIN19

From Certificate III in Horticulture - AHC30716

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Chainsaw Operations – SA3CHAIN19

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Course Overview

This course will teach you how to safely maintain and operate chainsaws and pole saws for basic cross cutting. It is designed for people with limited experience of chainsaws.

Key topics include:

  • Selecting your chainsaw
  • Selecting and using personal protective equipment
  • Safety procedures and guidelines
  • Sharpening and maintaining chainsaws
  • Site assessment
  • Cross cutting procedures
  • Pole saw operations

This course forms part of the Certificate III in Horticulture.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - William Orr

Public Course - 18th & 19th September - 9:00am to 4:00pm / 2019

Public Course - 4th & 5th December - 9:00am to 4:00pm / 2019

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$240.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$48.00
3. Full Fee
$360.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Core Units
AHCMOM213
Operate and maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239
Trim and cut felled trees
FWPCOT3238
Operate a pole saw

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

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.

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