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Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling

  • TAFE NSW code: 900-5292V01-19WLB-009

Location – Wollongbar - 2 day course

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

06 Dec 2019

Hours Per Week



1 Week

  • Non Government Subsidised

Course Details

This specialist Statement of Attainment in Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling will help you master the art of safely felling, trimming and cross cutting basic trees with a chainsaw. With an emphasis on safety, you will be equipped with the knowledge to undertake both harvesting and non-commercial operations.


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

  • Work safely while felling appropriate basic trees, then 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


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

  • Time management skills
  • Reliability
  • Flexibility and openness to working in changing environments
  • A safety-first attitude
  • Effective communication skills


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 - Trim and Cut
  • 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 for 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


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

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


There are no occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements that apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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

Wear approriate clothing for agricultural work. Have a broad brimmed hat or cap, ear muffs, work gloves, sun glasses and a water bottle.

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Please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course.

This course will give you competency-based training in the safe use of chainsaws for cutting timber and felling basic trees. You will learn to use a chainsaw in a safe and effective way to crosscut, rip, delimb and trim logs and felled trees and fell trees classified as simple, non-hazardous trees relative to local timber size and distribution.

A message for young people under 17 years of age - If you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

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

8 hrs for 2 consecutive days in a week.

In addition to your course fee, there may be some additional charges to cover the costs of undertaking this training.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation are at the students own expense.


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Core Units
Number Title
FWPCOT2238 Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPCOR2205 Follow WHS policies and procedures
FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

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

Chainsaw operator, tree feller.

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Course Location

Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
Phone 131 601

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