Project Description

Chainsaw Operators


FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2238 Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

FWPCOT2239 Trim and cut felled trees

On completion of this 8 hour chainsaw operators course in Melbourne, participants will gain the knowledge and skills to safely start, operate and maintain a hand held chainsaw.


There are no prerequisite requirements noted within the training package for these units of competency.

RTO Selection Criteria

Basic written and spoken English is required to understand safety and manufacturer’s instructions, chainsaw operator’s manual, policies and procedures and undertake the assessment tasks associated with this module; language and literacy capacity assessed by completion of enrolment form.

Participants will need to have the physical capacity to undertake the practical components of this cluster.

We run two courses for Chainsaw Operations:

Students with Minimal or No Experienced (Beginner): No additional requirements needed.

Students with Relevant Industry Experience (Experienced): Students that are currently working for at least three (3) months in one or more work settings such as local council, construction, sawmill, forest products factory, timber retail yard or horticultural environment, telecommunications and forestry industry

Selection criteria apply. Please contact us for more information. 

Key course information

– Relevant legislation, regulations and manufacturer’s standards
– Apply limbing, cross cutting and bore cutting techniques
– Clean, maintain and sharpen saw chains
– Strip and assemble a chainsaw
– Identify, assess and address site challenges and hazards
– Plan and conduct the job
– Safely dispose waste

The chainsaw operators course is facilitated by a member of our highly experienced training team in Melbourne, and includes trainer presentations, small group work, and in class activities – so your participation will be required!

Assessment activities include demonstration of skills and knowledge via a series of practical activities and scenarios.

Course Duration

Course duration is 1 day.

Pre learning may apply.

Course Cost

$400.00 (GST free)

ON SALE NOW – $280.00


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