Chainsaw training
Australian Operator Training offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies, including maintenance, cross-cutting, and tree falling at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

About the course

The training and assessment is carried out by our specialist trainers, who own their own chainsaw training businesses and auspice to us as the RTO.

All of our trainers are recognised industry experts. Our clients include National Parks and Wildlife Service, Fire Brigade, State Emergency Services, local councils, tree work contractors, 4WD clubs and private individuals.

Standard chainsaw courses

Click on the links below to see the duration and topics covered in these standard courses:

Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

Trim and cut felled trees (Level 1 chainsaw operation)

Basic and intermediate tree falling (Level 2 chainsaw operation)

Advanced tree falling (Level 3 chainsaw operation)

Chainsaw competencies offered

Chainsaw competencies offered

The following competencies are offered in both initial training courses and re-accreditations (refresher courses).

The competencies listed in the left hand column are the current versions. The right hand column shows the superseded versions of the same competencies. If you are seeking a re-accreditation, it is likely that you will already hold the superseded version, which will be upgraded when you are reassessed.

Current competencies Superseded competencies
(prior to December 2020)
FWPCOT2254: Maintain chainsaws FWPCOT2237: Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2259: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw FWPCOT2238: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
FWPCOT2256: Trim and cut felled trees FWPCOT2239: Trim and cut felled trees
FWPCOT2253: Fell trees manually (basic) FWPCOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPFGM3216: Fell trees manually (intermediate) FWPFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPFGM3217: Fell trees manually (advanced) FWPFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)
FWPCOT3301: Trim trees using a pole saw FWPCOT3238: Operate a pole saw
AHCPCM205: Fell small trees AHCPCM203: Fell small trees
AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws

Issue of chainsaw tickets

All participants who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment showing the competencies they have been accredited in as well as a chainsaw ticket. For more information on the purpose of a chainsaw ticket, please click on the link below.

Who needs a chainsaw ticket?

$ 490.00 AUD 

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