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FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

If you work within the forest, agricultural, local council, emergencies services and other government agency environment, this course is for you. (With the exception of minor forest produce, it is not relevant to commercial harvesting operations).

This training will cover the skills and knowledge required by chainsaw operators to prepare for, assess and manually fall the class of basic trees or small trees with a low level of complexity and to complete operator maintenance. Tree felling techniques will include scarf cutting, back cutting to provide hinge-wood and the use of wedges to assist in controlling falling direction.

Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit in some states & territories at the time of publication and may differ according to jurisdiction.

Unit Being Delivered

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

FWPCOT2237 Maintain chainsaws

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Entry Requirements

Participants must have:

  • Participants must have the capacity to undertake the physical requirements of the course, for example be able to use tools and equipment to maintain a chainsaw.
  • And have reading and writing skills to read instructions and complete fault logs etc.
Course Duration
  • Face to Face – 4 hours (minimum) full face to face course
Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks. These are detailed in the sections following.

Certificate Renewal Requirements

No industry recommended renewal is identified on the certificate, employers are recommended to consult with stakeholders to identify appropriate training periods.

Course Fees and Payments
  • Please refer to our booking calendar for individual course fees.
  • Refund and fee protection policy – Please refer to the student handbook.
  • Payment Terms – Payment for individual participants is upfront, group booking payment terms are based on agreement between the client and service provider.
Work Placement Arrangements

No work placement will be required as part of this course.

Learners Rights, Responsibilities and Support, including Complaints

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

What happens at the course?
Learning Activities

Delivery of course information and learning activities.

Assessment Activities
  • Performance tasks –
    • Plan and prepare for service/maintenance activities
    • Conduct chainsaw maintenance activities
    • Complete maintenance records and clean up
  • Documentation – Completion of an equipment fault log.
  • Theory assessment – A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.
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