Horticulture and CLM

Short Course Tree Felling Operations

Gain the essential skills and knowledge to fall trees safely. All training is underpinned by occupational health and safety principles and associated legislative requirements.

Participants will learn:

  • To assess and develop an action plan for a new falling area and prepare the worksite.
  • Occupational health and safety policies and procedures in order to determine worksite precautions and prepare the worksite to the required standards.
  • To identify tree characteristics and to analyse their effect on the falling operation.
  • Approved falling techniques including chainsaw manipulation procedures for cutting scarfs and how to identify the appropriate scarfing techniques for a particular tree.

Course Dates

Clarence Campus

  • Please register your interest as course dates are set subject to demand, phone 1300 655 307.

Alanvale Campus – maximum number of 4 participants per course

  • 23 – 25 October 2018  –  8.30am to 4pm

Burnie Campus

  • Please register your interest as course dates are set subject to demand,  phone 1300 655 307.


  • You must hold a current chainsaw accreditation.
  • Some tree felling experience would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • You must wear steel capped safety boots (lace-up), a safety helmet with hearing and eye protection. Plus a high visibility outer garment and cut resistant leg protection.


2018 – approx. $1,290 per person plus Forest Works licence fee if required.

Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.


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