Agriculture and Science

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws

Gain the knowledge and skills to efficiently operate a chainsaw and reduce your risk of injury. We will show you how to better understand your chainsaw and teach you the maintenance skills needed to keep it operating at its very best.

Participants will learn:

  • About chainsaw components, their ancillary equipment and functions.
  • Proper maintenance, storage and transporting procedures.
  • To prepare and use chainsaw aids and equipment safely.
  • To identify and demonstrate safety requirements for chainsaw operations as well as safe, effective work practices and procedures.

Location, dates and times

Please note:  If you are an employer, this course may also be delivered at your workplace at a time that is suitable to you and your staff.

Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  2020

Please register your interest by calling 1300 655 307

Alanvale Campus – maximum 6  –  Tuesday & Wednesday – 8.30am to 4pm

Please register your interest by calling 1300 655 307

Burnie Campus – 8.30am

Please register your interest by calling 1300 655 307

Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study modes:

  • On campus
  • In the workplace

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

2019:   $280 per participant.  A concession rate is not available for this course.

What will I need to bring?

You must wear steel capped safety boots (lace-up) and personal safety equipment. Safety equipment can be supplied if necessary.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Some chainsaw experience would be an advantage but it is not essential.


Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


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