Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

Course Cost

$300 (GST exempt)

Course Delivery/Duration

The operate and Maintain Chainsaw Work Course is delivered over one day (8 hours) in a classroom and outdoor setting from our Bunyip site. Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the participant's experience.

Course Description

The Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Course will teach participants the required skills and knowledge to operate chainsaws in a safe and proficient manner in the workplace. Participants will learn how to inspect, adjust, safely operate and carry out basic saw maintenance, including mixing fuels, air filter cleaning, blade tension adjustment and saw sharpening.

Participants will be involved in a number of practical demonstrations in order to gain competency in chainsaw operations.

Key Elements

- Safety and legislative requirements.
- Chainsaw safety features.
- Risk assessment.
- Pre-start checks and starting procedures.
- Refuelling.
- Chainsaw operation, job completion and clean up.


Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants will be required to undertake pre-course reading to ensure an understanding of the learning content that will be reviewed in the class contact time. These materials will be supplied to the participants upon enrolment and payment of the course.

Basic English skills are required.

Assessment Process

The course incorporates a variety of knowledge and theory based questionnaires and practical demonstration.


Upon successful completion participants will be issued with a wallet card and the following nationally recognised Statement of Attainment: AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws.

What to Wear

All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire including steel capped boots, safety helmet, hearing protection and safety glasses. Specific chainsaw protective clothing will be available for use during the training.

Morning Tea and Lunch

Participants are required to provide their own refreshments. Tea, coffee and water will be provided. There is a microwave available for use.


Please email to find out available dates

Training courses can be delivered at worksites upon request.
For more details, email or call 03 5615 9530.

Student Handbook

Please find a link to the Student Handbook that we recommend all participants read in advance of their training with ASTT.


Course Dates

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Contact Info

RTO 21852

26 Bunyip-Modella Rd, Bunyip VIC 3815

PO Box 77, Bunyip VIC 3815

P: (03) 5615 9530 | P: (03) 5625 1974
M: 0419 876 527

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