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This level 2 course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required by an individual to carry out the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills. Persons competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees except very large trees, and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity. They will also be required to trim and cut the felled tree with a chainsaw and to complete operator maintenance, including sharpening chains and completing routine and frequently required service requirements as well as periodic servicing. It applies to trees that have a diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw.

Trees typical to the scope of this unit may include the following characteristics:

  • lean and weight distribution, which can be assessed and readily adapted to falling direction with the use of wedges and/or control with hinge-wood
  • various dimensions relative to the local forest size distribution
  • limited visible damage or defect
  • species prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling
  • single or multi-stems
  • diameter of tree greater than the chainsaw bar length
  • grown on terrain and slope that can add complexity to the operation

The unit applies to a non-production environment, including forest, rural and community environments.

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.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPFGM3212 - Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPCOT2236 - Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPCOT2237 - Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239 - Trim and cut felled trees

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Refresher Face to Face contact time of at least 26 Hours
Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 30 Hours

Participants must have:

  • The physical capacity to use a chainsaw whilst wearing the appropriate PPE to fell basic and intermediate trees 
  • The skills to complete accurate basic records for tree felling process, equipment faults and maintenance requirements, estimate tree dimensions, including height, length, diameter and volume, complete routine calculations and report on size, length, diameter of felled trees etc.

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

This certificate does not require renewal

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 allenstraining.com.au (https://allenstraining.com.au/students/student-handbook) for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks and practical scenarios:

  • Maintain chainsaws:
    • Plan and prepare for service/maintenance activities
    • Select tools and equipment
    • Conduct chainsaw maintenance activities
    • Check and sharpen chainsaw chains
    • Clean up and complete maintenance records
  • Trim and cut felled trees:
    • Emergency and Safety equipment
    • PPE
    • Tools and equipment
    • Chainsaw and components
  • Assess, plan and conduct activities for trimming and cutting
  • Fall trees manually (basic):
    • Emergency and Safety equipment
    • PPE
    • Tools and equipment
    • Chainsaw and components
    • Communication techniques
    • Preparation for tree felling scenarios
  • Assess, plan and carry out basic tree-felling operations appropriate to conditions on three separate occasions
  • Fall trees manually (intermediate):
    • Identify hazards, risks and controls
    • Emergency and Safety equipment
    • PPE
    • Tools and equipment
    • Chainsaw and components
    • Communication techniques
    • Preparation for tree felling scenarios
  • Assess, plan and carry out intermediate tree-felling operations appropriate to conditions on three separate occasions

 

Documentation – Completion of an equipment maintenance and fault log, relative to equipment used for practical tasks and scenarios.

 

 Theory assessment -   A written assessment consisting of short-answer and multiple-choice questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909