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This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required by chainsaw operators to maintain engine or electrically operated hand-held chainsaws. It includes sharpening chains and completing routine and frequently required service requirements as well as periodic servicing. Work is completed in a variety of work settings including a forest environment, agricultural, workshop, arboretum and horticultural settings.

Furthermore, it will provide the knowledge and skills required by an individual to cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw in their workplace, and then prepare for and complete those tasks in a safe manner, following relevant work health and safety (WHS) regulations.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPCOT2238 - Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
FWPCOT2237 - Maintain chainsaws

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 7 Hours
Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 8 Hours

Participants must have the physical 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.

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 ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance tasks: 

  • Prepare for operation
  • Personal protective equipment and clothing
  • Set up for operation
  • Conduct operations
  • Cut materials – this task must be done 3 times, on 3 different types of material
  • Maintain equipment during and after operations
  • Finalise operations
  • Plan and prepare for service/maintenance activities
  • Select tools and equipment
  • Conduct chainsaw maintenance activities
  • Check and sharpen chain saw chains
  • Clean up – Complete maintenance records and fault log

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.

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