The length of time to complete this qualification is two (2) days face-to-face.
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In Operate and Maintain Chainsaws course, you will learn how to safely use and maintain a chainsaw. This course is suitable for people with or without any experience in the industry. These industries could include conservation, horticulture, and agriculture.
This short course covers the following:
- Operational maintenance of chainsaws
- Chain selection and sharpening
- Select and use required PPE
- Cutting techniques for felled timber
Credit transfers and advanced standing
Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.
VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.
2023 fees for this course are $2,400.00.
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What will I study?
To achieve the vocational training program VTP463 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws a total of three (3) units of competency must be completed as listed below.
Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.
The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 160.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||Hours|
|UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40|
|FWPCOT2253||Fell trees manually (basic)||80|
|FWPCOT2256||Trim and cut felled trees||40|
|Total nominal hours for the training program||160|
To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.
To gain entry into VTP463 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws candidates require to:
- be 16 years or older and physically capable to use a chainsaw; and
- not be attending secondary school; and
- be able to demonstrate appropriate language, literacy, and numeracy skills and knowledge to undertake this course. This is demonstrated if you have completed a qualification deemed equivalent to an Australian Year 11 or higher, Australian Certificate III or higher, or by completing a Language, Literacy, and Numeracy (LLN) assessment.
*If you do not meet the entry requirements and would like to discuss your options, contact Student Central.
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This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Locations: Casuarina, Katherine
Study Mode: On campus
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
|Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).|
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