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Chainsaw Operations

  • Non-Award

The focus of this course is the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws and polesaws for basic cross cuttings. It is most appropriate for people with limited experience of chainsaws.

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
SA3CHAIN20

About this course

The focus of this course is the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws and polesaws for basic cross cuttings. It is most appropriate for people with limited experience of chainsaws.

Key topics include:

  • Chainsaw selection
  • Personal protective equipment selection and use
  • Safety procedures and guidelines
  • Sharpening and maintaining chainsaws
  • Site assessment
  • Cross cutting procedures
  • Polesaw operations

Students gain knowledge and skills through theory as well as hands on practical experience during their scheduled class time.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be interviewed face to face or via phone during a pre-training review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully. This will include a language, literacy and numeracy evaluation.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.