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Operate and maintain chainsaws course


Operate and maintain chainsaws course SCCHAINS22

Course Overview

The focus of this course is the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws. It is most appropriate for people with some experience of chainsaws.

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws:

  • This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.
  • This unit applies to cross-cutting fallen timber using safe cutting techniques.
  • The unit applies to individuals who apply low-risk work procedures and comply with worksite health and safety requirements when operating hand-held chainsaws to carry out routine work.

This short accredited course is delivered as blended learning with online theory to be completed prior to attending 2 x 7 hour face-to-face practical classes.

This course has been created from industry feedback as a requirement for recognising and formalising the correct operation of a chainsaw.

Students are interviewed before being enrolled to ensure that they have the current relevant skills and knowledge to be able to complete this fast-tracked course (2 days). Due to the high-risk nature of this course - enrolments are capped at 8 students per Trainer and Assessor to ensure safety standards.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

During COVID‐19 lockdown periods, this course will have the majority of the training delivered using online methods of teaching and communication while students engage from home with their trainers. Any required practical components of the course will be moved to a more appropriate time later in the year.

Career Pathways

Employment outcomes after completing this course include the role of chainsaw operator.

Further Study

Students wishing to continue with their studies may wish to undertake AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture

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.

1. Full Fee

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 2022 and may change without notice.

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.

Further details on fees available

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Prior to entering into this program, potential students:

  • answer questions to determine their suitability and ensure that this course is the most appropriate training program to suit their individual needs and goals.
  • Attend an interview to qualify the applicant's prior knowledge and suitability to undertake a fast-tracked course.
  • will be required to have the physical ability to safely handle a chainsaw.
  • provide their own safety boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt, hat and sunscreen

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