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Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut

  • TAFE NSW code: 900-5291V01-19TAM-010

Location – Tamworth

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date


Hours Per Week



1 Week

  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

Master hand-held chainsaw skills with the nationally accredited Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut. In this competency-based course you will learn how to operate safely in a tree felling environment and safely trim and cut felled trees and other materials.


Through theory and practical course-work, you will learn:

  • Work safely while trimming and cross cutting felled trees or logs
  • Correctly identify unsafe situations
  • Apply appropriate cuts to logs for a pre-determined outcome
  • Maintain chainsaws and chains in good working condition
  • Battery powered chainsaws


Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field:

  • Commitment to work, health and safety
  • Time management skills and reliability
  • Hand-eye and body coordination
  • Ability to work in changing environments


Completing this course will equip you with:

  • A Statement of Attainment qualification
  • Specialist skills that will keep you safe on the job


Add to your skill set by studying:

  • Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling
  • An additional Operate a Pole Saw unit to meet the growing demand for qualified pole saw operators


The skills required to conduct safe chainsaw operations have become very important due to the increased focus on public land safety, as dead or burnt trees become more common.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section


There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

To be eligible to enroll in this course, you should:
  • Complete a recognised First Aid Certificate that complies with industry requirements (i.e. Forestry Corporation of NSW, WorkCover) given the extremely dangerous nature of chainsaw operations
  • Have a high level of physical fitness and manual dexterity
  • It is recommended that you have completed year 12 or the equivalent


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Good hand-eye coordination
  • First Aid
  • Spatial awareness
  • Manual dexterity


There are no occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements that apply to this qualification.

However, employers should have a workplace safety management plan that describes reaccreditation requirements (normally three years) wherever chainsaws are used.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

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As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

3 days 8:30am to 4pm


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Core Units
Number Title
FWPCOR2205 Follow WHS policies and procedures
FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2238 Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Basic chainsaw operator.

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Course Location

13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601

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