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.

Location, dates and times

Clarence Campus

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

Alanvale Campus  – 3 days – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8.30am to 4pm

  • 17 March 2020 – 19 March 2020
  • 23 June 2020 – 25 June 2020
  • 27 October – 29 October 2020
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Burnie Campus

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

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

2020:  $1,358 per person, plus the Forest Works licence fee if required.
A concession rate is not available for this course.

Course prices for single employer groups are negotiable.

What will I need to bring?

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.

Essential Requirements

You must hold a current chainsaw accreditation. Some tree felling experience would be an advantage, but is not essential.


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

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