Safely fell, trim and cross cut basic trees with a chainsaw as you get a taste of harvesting and non-commercial chainsaw projects. Take your skills to the outdoors and the exciting worlds of arboriculture, fieldwork, emergency services and more.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Work safely while felling appropriate basic trees, then trimming and cross cutting felled trees or logs
Correctly identify and control unsafe situations
Apply appropriate cuts to logs for a pre-determined outcome
Maintain chainsaws and chains in good working condition
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 cut basic 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
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Successful completion of the Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut, as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A high level of physical fitness
Good hand-eye coordination and ability to lift, carry and use chainsaws
Good spatial awareness for chainsaw placement and to avoid falling trees
A cool head when faced with stressful situations
A love of working outdoors
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Our graduates go onto roles like: tree work contractor, arborist, powerline/utilities vegetation manager, roads and national parks field worker, conservation and land management field worker, forestry field worker
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.
The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.
The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling does not have any related courses.
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