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Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

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 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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

Entry recommendations

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

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

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

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

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The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling does not have any post-graduate courses.

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The Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling does not have any related courses.

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.

Units Units 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 operations FWPCOR2210

  • Fell trees manually (basic) FWPCOT2253

  • Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw FWPCOT2259

  • Maintain chainsaws FWPCOT2254

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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