Learn to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition in a work environment.

This course defines the standard required to: select, use, maintain and store suitable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), carry out routine checks and maintenance on your chainsaw, apply appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods according to manufacturer’s specifications, document low risk work procedures, assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use, maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use. PPE including steel capped boots, safety gasses and ear protection is required for this course.

Each student will be provided with a copy of ForestWorks (2009). Chainsaw Safety, maintenance and cross-cutting techniques. CSIRO Publishing. Valued at $29.95

Pre-requisite: Online Moodle pre-learning (quiz)

Prior to attending the one-day short course learners are required to access the pre-learning online and successfully complete the quiz. This is the first of three assessment tasks. Failure to successfully complete the online pre-learning prior to commencement of the course will result in students being unable to participate in the course.

Learners have two attempts to satisfactorily complete the Moodle pre-learning quiz. Please allow five hours to complete the pre-learning quiz.

Please note: Enrolments to this course will close seven days before course date to allow students to undertake their online pre-learning quiz. If you have any questions about this course please contact scpl@chisholm.edu.au.

After successfully completing this course, you will receive a Competency Card for the nationally accredited unit of competency: AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws.

Please note: International students are not eligible to enrol in this course.

Nationally Recognised Training logoChisholm is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides Nationally Recognised Training (NRT). This means you can be assured that our training will provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected across Australia.

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  • Fees

    Fee: $420.00


  • Available sessions and enrol online
    Available sessions and enrol online
    Campus Starts on Finishes Time Sessions Available places Enrol
    Cranbourne 08/03/2023 08/03/2023 Wed 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM 1 8
    Cranbourne 07/06/2023 07/06/2023 Wed 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM 1 10
    Cranbourne 19/07/2023 19/07/2023 Wed 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM 1 10
  • What to bring
    PPE - includes steel capped boots, leather gloves, eye and hearing protection. Pen and paper.

    Students are required to complete online pre-learning prior to the course date. Students will be emailed a link to this pre-learning one week prior to the course. If this pre-learning is not successfully completed before the course start date, you will be unable to participate in the course.