Part Time Day
Course Start Date
15 Hours per week
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- Fully Subsidised Course
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.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
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 YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal qualities and skills you need to get ahead in this field, including:
- Time management skills
- Flexibility and openness to working in changing environments
- A safety-first attitude
- Effective communication skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will equip you with:
- A Statement of Attainment qualification
- Specialist skills that will keep you safe on the job
GROW YOUR CAREER
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.
This is a part-time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 9 hours of class, over 2 days. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including pre-reading, chainsaw learner guide.
Upon enrolment, you will be posted a Learner Guide and you are required to complete the prereading and revision exercises within the Workbook.
Attendance Day 1 - Face to Face Training at TAFE NSW Port Macquarie Campus - 8.30 - 4.30 pm.
Attendance Day 2 - Face to Face Training and Practical Assessment TAFE NSW Port Macquarie Campus - 8.30 - 4.30 pm.
Additional Learner support will be available between Day 1 & Day 2, via E Facilitated Learning . Your Trainer will discuss this option at the commencement of your course.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Want to learn about the entire range of knowledge and skills to safely and efficiently operate chainsaws including, WHS policies and procedures, covering risk identification and emergency procedures that could reasonably be expected to occur across a broad range of job roles across different work settings, including a forest environment, agricultural, horticultural, land management, domestic, local council and emergency services.
Chain and engine maintenance, including sharpening, techniques, completing daily and periodic routine and service requirements. Operational techniques including, trimming and cutting felled trees and preparation of materials to cut with a hand-held chainsaw.
Participants also cover the critical aspects to assess and manually fall small trees with a low level of complexity and risk.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
- Additional Educational and Learner support will be provided, If you don't have the required literacy and numeracy skills. Please discuss your needs with a TAFE NSW staff member.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
Students will be provided with a course schedule when details are confirmed.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
FULLY GOVERNMENT SUBSIDISED
This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.
If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.
Who is eligible?
You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding if you:
are aged 15 years or older,
have left school,
live or work in NSW,
are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
Thank you for your interest in this course. To request further information click on Enquire Now. You can also contact TAFE NSW on 131 601 to speak with one of our friendly Customer Service Consultants.
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Chainsaw operator, tree feller.
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
70 Widderson Street, Port Macquarie
Phone 131 601
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