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Chainsaw Skill Set

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Do you know how to operate and maintain your chainsaw in a safe manner?

The appropriate and safe use of a chainsaw is a specialist skill that requires expert training. Get the job done quickly and safely with this 3 day short course!

Participants will learn how to:
  • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
  • Fell small trees where hazards are of low risk
  • Recognise and report hazards
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes

This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.


This is a targeted skill set related to the Skills Ready program, which is aimed at rebuilding our local businesses and communities with free and reduced-price training. Other skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses (opens in a new tab) page.

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 1

Fitzroy Crossing Campus - 30 - 31 March, 2023

Duration 3 Days
When 30 - 31 March, 2023
Where Fitzroy Crossing Campus
How On campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $121.50 $17.65 $139.15
Concession $36.00 $17.65 $53.65

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

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