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This unit applies to individuals who are responsible for trimming and cutting felled or fallen trees with a chainsaw. Individuals will learn to visually assess the job activity; correctly identify areas of compression and tension in logs; learn different cut types; and how to plan the sequences of cuts accordingly. Individuals will also develop the skills and knowledge required to undertake basic operator maintenance for fuel or electrically powered hand-held chainsaws.

Typically, these individuals work in arboriculture, forestry, agriculture, conservation and land management, local government, emergency services and other government agency operations. This unit does not apply to commercial harvesting operations except for minor forest produce.

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPCOT2256 - 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 7 Hours
Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 14 Hours

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • The visual acuity and manual dexterity to disassemble a chainsaw, sharpen the chain and other components and reassemble the serviced chainsaw components.
  • Basic skills to interpret and complete workplace documentation using technical and workplace-specific vocabulary; and effectively consult and coordinate with team members and other appropriate personnel to complete the work
  • It is recommended students wear lace-up steel boots, chain saw trousers or chaps and a three in one helmet (hard hat, wear muffs and visor)

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:

  • Trim and cut six (6) felled trees  
  • Maintain chainsaw and cutting attachments
  • Complete relevant workplace records and forms

 Theory Assessment:

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. 
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909