Agriculture and Science

Short Course Operate a Mobile Chipper/Mulcher

This short course will provide participants with the practical skills and knowledge to safely use a mobile chipper/mulcher. Skills and knowledge gained:

  • Applicable Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation for operating a mobile chipper/mulcher.
  • Environmental protection requirements, including the safe disposal of waste material and the cleaning of plant, tools and equipment.
  • Organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for operating a mobile chipper/mulcher.
  • Characteristics of trees and timber defects.
  • Chipping/mulching procedures.
  • Mobile chipper/mulcher operation and safety.
  • Chipper/mulcher condition assessment
  • Social/community benefit of uses for chipped/mulched timber.
  • Problem identification and resolution strategies and common fault finding techniques.
  • Types of tools and equipment and procedures for their use, operation and maintenance.
  • Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimating and measuring, including calculating time to complete tasks.

Location, Dates and Times

As this short course is conducted in the workplace please contact us to discuss your training requirements.

Learning Options

This course is delivered 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

Fees and Payments

2019 – To be advised

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Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course.


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