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AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws - Chainsaw Level 1

Course Overview


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.


This unit applies to cross-cutting fallen timber using euthanise safe cutting techniques.


This unit applies to individuals who apply low risk work procedures and comply with worksite health and safety requirements when operating hand held chainsaws to carry out routine work.

No occupational licencing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


Available Units of Competency

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws (Elective)


Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites


Qualification Structuring Rules

Unit: 1 Unit - AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws


Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

1 - 2 Days depending on student & client requirements, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification.

​Assessment is facilitated by undertaken by our expert environmental  instructor/s with qualifications, certifications and a background in humane, ethical, conservation and environmental management.


Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

·        Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        RPL Assessment Fee - N/A


Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.


On successful completion you will receive a Nationally recognised Statement of Attainment.​


Education Pathways

This program is part of the AHC 3.0 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further qualifications at the Certificate II, Certificate III, Certificate IV and Diploma levels.


Occupational Pathways

·        Primary Producers

·        Research Officers / Wildlife Officers

·        Rural operators

·        Conservation workers and revegetation team members


Summary of Learning & Competency Outcomes

  • determined site location for work and work details and clarified with supervisor

  • identified site hazards, assessed risks and reported to supervisor

  • confirmed work zone with work crew and monitored site

  • confirmed first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures

  • applied hazard and risk assessment and implemented controls for chainsaw use

  • performed routine checks and maintenance for chainsaw usage according to operation and maintenance manual

  • identified, tagged and reported chainsaw faults and malfunctions

  • recorded and implemented site health and safety in the workplace, environmental and traffic control measures

  • used personal protective equipment that complies with Australian Standards

  • safely cross-cut fallen timber using compression and tension cuts with a hand held chainsaw

  • used appropriate tools and materials to maintain chainsaw

  • applied environmentally responsible workplace practices

  • applied low risk work practices including stopping, disengaging quickly and dealing with foreign matter

  • cleaned and stored chainsaw

  • followed workplace procedures relevant to safely operating a chainsaw.


Where to from here

If you are a rural operator in need of your Level 1 Chainsaw certification or just looking to become more familiar with chainsaw operation and maintenance, contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!

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