The chainsaw maintenance courses cover how to carry out maintenance of fuel or electrically powered hand-held chainsaws. It relates to the maintenance and servicing requirements of chainsaw power-heads and cutting attachments; chain sharpening, clean-up, storage procedures, and recording requirements.
The course involves maintaining chainsaws in a variety of work settings including a forest environment, agricultural, workshop, horticultural and domestic settings, conservation and land management, local government, emergency services, and other government agency operations. The skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance are to be used within the scope of the person’s job and authority.
This course can also be completed in combination with the other Chainsaw courses listed on our site.
Please note: Unlike many of our other courses our chainsaw courses are generally only run on demand so may require minimum numbers in order to be run.
- Basic verbal and written English communication skills sufficient to read material and understand instruction.
- A Unique Student Identifier number (USI)- if you don’t have one go to- usi.gov.au
- Provide photo identification.
- Wear closed in shoes.
- Sun protection is also recommended (hat, long-sleeved shirt and pants).
- Pass a language, literacy, and numeracy assessment (LLN) if applicable.
This course is generally only run on demand so may require minimum numbers in order to be run.
How long will the training take (Duration)
Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a ½ day course.
Please Note: Total time is dependent on the competency and previous experience and skills of each individual.
How is the Training Delivered ( Delivery Modes)
Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based and delivered.
FULL COURSE TRAINING – Practical and theory training based on theoretical concepts and set tasks that need to be completed to maintain a chainsaw. The learner is then given a theory and a practical assessment.
Designed for all types of learners giving them access to the equipment and skills required to be competent in the practical skills and knowledge of working in a confined space in a very focused one-on-one or small group environment.
Step 1 – Completion of theory training and assessment.
Step 2 – Learner completes practical training and assessment.
Step 3 – Upon successful completion of the course and full payment learner is issued a Statement of attainment.
What will you learn? (Overview)
The Chainsaw Maintenance Course covers:
- Prepare for chainsaw maintenance
- Complete chainsaw maintenance
- Complete maintenance records and clean up
You will learn:
- maintain and service a chainsaw
- service the powerheads and cutting attachments
- sharpen the chain
- clean-up after use
- storage procedure working knowledge of OHS & regulatory requirements.
To complete the course, students must successfully complete all assessments which are aligned with the national unit of competency.
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, students will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment (SOA).
Your Statement of Attainment does not have an expiry date, however, as the training packages evolve and change over time some employers may require you to be VOC’d or refresh your SOA to retain your currency.
How long will training take?
Typically the training and assessment is competency-based and is a 1-day course. Please Note-Total time is dependent on the competency of each individual.
How is the training delivered?
Training and assessment are both practical and theory-based delivery.
How long does your confined space ticket/SOA last for?
Industry generally reccomends that your Confines Space ticket or SOA is refreshed every 2 years to remain current.