The focus of this course is the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws and polesaws for basic cross cuttings. 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
Students gain knowledge and skills through theory as well as hands on practical experience during their scheduled class time.
Course Dates & Times
Seymour - Wallis Street
Chainsaw - 2 day course - Wed 13th & Thurs 14th May / 2020
Shepparton - William Orr
Chainsaw - 2 day course - Wed 6th & Thurs 7th May / 2020
Wangaratta - Tone Road
Chainsaw - 2 day course - Wed 20th & Thurs 21st May / 2020
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 2020 and may change
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
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.
All applicants will be interviewed face to face or via phone during a pre-training review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully. This will include a language, literacy and numeracy evaluation.
Course Study Units
To demonstrate your competency in this course, you will be required to undertake assessment activities including written questions, safety and environmental care, chainsaw maintenance, cutting techniques.
Attendance & Commitment
It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.
Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in all practical tasks.
Where to From Here
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 submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.
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.
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
- employment information
- activities etc.
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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