About this course

You’ve finally bought that bush block. But it’s covered in fallen timber and before you can start building on the place, you’ve got to cut up all that firewood. So you buy a chainsaw. What next? Tocal. Two days. Sorted.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • general maintenance and operation of chainsaws
  • safety and efficient working techniques for cross-cutting fallen timber.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $350 GST-free


  • Recognise and apply workplace safety procedures and techniques
  • Check and maintain a chainsaw
  • Safely and efficiently operate a chainsaw
  • Check and review chainsaw operation and equipment

$350 GST-free

  • Introduction
  • Occupational health and safety and relevant laws
  • Instruction and demonstration of Power Head servicing, problem solving, saw sharpening and general maintenance
  • Cutting demonstrations
  • Participants practise and demonstrate different cuts
  • Participants perform maintenance on saws (this may be done on your own saw) and sharpen saws
  • Final question and answer session

  • Participants are provided with the Workspace Training’s Chainsaw Operation: Beginner to Advanced manual
  • This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.

Participants must be over 16 years old.

This course requires a high level of physical fitness and manual dexterity. If you are unsure whether you meet these requirements, please talk to our short course coordinator before enrolment.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws.

Additional Information

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