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Chainsaw Refresher Course


From Certificate III in Horticulture - AHC30716

Chainsaw Refresher Course – SA3CHNRF19

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Course Overview

This course includes the accredited unit Operate Specialised Machinery and Equipment (AHCMOM305).

The Chainsaw Refresher Course covers:

  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Worksite safety
  • Equipment safety and PPE
  • Pre-operational inspections
  • Reporting and recording of equipment faults
  • Operation of equipment

You'll also learn the appropriate saw cuts used to utilise various timbers, for example:

  • Down cut, up cut, step cut, swing cut, side bind cut, bore cut, wedge cut, rip cut and de-limbing.

This course forms part of Certificate III in Horticulture.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

To enrol in this program, you must have already completed the Chainsaw Operations course within the last 10 years. You'll need to supply evidence of completing this course and take part in a pre-training review before enrolling in the refresher course.

Core Units
Operate specialised machinery and equipment

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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.

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  • 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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