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Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set

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This course covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment.

These skills can be transferred to the homestead, are useful for home gardners and could lead to employment in parks and gardens or landscaping.

You will gain skills and knowledge in understanding the correct type of chainsaw for a particular task, how to use the chainsaw, maintain the chainsaw and store suitable personal protective equipment.

You will also carry out routine checks and maintenance on a chainsaw, apply appropriate chainsaw techniques, cutting methods according to manufacturer’s specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use.


On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

Non-Concession: $81.70
Concession: $41.80
Commercial / International: $351.55

School age students
Students who would normally be attending year 12 or below in the current calendar year will be eligible to enrol at the commercial / international rate for this course.

International students
This courses isn’t available to Visa 500 International Students.
For information on international courses, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website
Other visa holder students
All other visa holders (i.e 457, 300, 485, 489, 496) contact either South West or Great Southern Campuses to confirm your eligibility;
South West Campuses    0417 937 894
Great Southern Campuses    1800 675 781

This course has basic equipment and/or PPE requirements (located under Important Information)

What to wear (PPE)

Participants are required to wear appropriate work wear:

  • long pants
  • steel capped boots
  • long hair tied back and no loose jewellery
  • no singlets

Study options and next steps

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Available Semester 1 & Semester 2

When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Katanning
How Chainsaw Skill Set
When Available Semester 1 & Semester 2
Where Albany
How Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set

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