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Chainsaw Skill Set - Pilbara

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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 specialist training.
Get the job done quickly and safely with this skill set!

You will learn how to:
  • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
  • Trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and complete operator maintenance
  • Recognise and report hazards
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety

This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2021.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ 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.

Lower fees, local skills price

Full fee: $210.90
Concession: $79.80

Delivery locations and study options

Semester 2

When 3 - 5 August, 2021
Where Pundulmurra Campus
How On campus
When 6 - 8 September, 2021
Where Karratha Campus
How On campus
When 23 - 25 November, 2021
Where Tom Price Campus
How On campus

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