Course code: 900-83005

    Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Gain chainsaw and teamwork skills to trim and cross cut felled trees safely and efficiently. Apply your machine use and maintenance knowledge in domestic situations, in arboriculture and forestry, and fieldwork, including in emergency services.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Work safely while trimming and cross-cutting felled trees or logs

    • Correctly identify and control unsafe situations

    • Apply appropriate cuts, such as ripping cuts and bore cuts to logs for a pre-determined outcome

    • Maintain chainsaws and chains in good working condition

    • Identify and mitigate workplace hazards

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • Specialist skills that will keep you safe on the job

    • Techniques to safely cross cut trees in a controlled manner

    • Experience and skills to maintain your chainsaw in peak condition

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • A high level of physical fitness

    • A strong safety mindset

    • Good hand-eye coordination and ability to lift, carry and use chainsaws

    • Good spatial awareness for chainsaw placement and to avoid unexpected movement

    • A cool head when faced with stressful situations

    • A love of working outdoors

    TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: tree work contractor, powerline/utilities vegetation manager, roads and national parks field worker, conservation and land management field worker, agricultural fence clearing and construction, arborist with the Certificate III in Arboriculture and forestry field worker with the Certificate III Forest Operations.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    • Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures in forest and wood products operationsFWPCOR2210

    • Maintain chainsawsFWPCOT2254

    • Cut materials with a hand-held chainsawFWPCOT2259

    • Trim and cut felled treesFWPCOT2273

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    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

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