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SSAHC0005

Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set

Accredited Skill Set

Learn how to safely operate and maintain a chainsaw.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Darling Downs and South West Wide Bay Burnett
WAYS TO STUDY On campus
NEXT INTAKE Start date: 04 Mar 2024 Duration: 1 day View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$395

Course overview

Learn how to safely operate a chainsaw to cut timber.

This short course describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a chainsaw. You will also learn how to maintain it in working condition. 

Operating a chainsaw applies to cross-cutting fallen timber using safe cutting techniques.

Course outcome:

Statement of Attainment

What you will study

The successful achievement of this unit of skill requires you to complete the unit listed below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCMOM213
    Operate and maintain chainsaws
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCMOM213
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws
Ways to study
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Ipswich
On Campus
04 Mar 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Ipswich

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

04 Mar 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Ipswich
On Campus
10 Jun 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Ipswich

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

10 Jun 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Ipswich
On Campus
09 Sep 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Ipswich

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

09 Sep 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Ipswich
On Campus
04 Nov 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Ipswich

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

04 Nov 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On Campus
07 Mar 2024
1 day
Part time
Thursday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Toowoomba

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

07 Mar 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Thursday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Warwick
On Campus
13 May 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Warwick

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

13 May 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Warwick
On Campus
22 Jul 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Warwick

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

22 Jul 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Toowoomba
On Campus
17 Oct 2024
1 day
Part time
Thursday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Toowoomba

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

17 Oct 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Thursday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Kingaroy
On Campus
25 Mar 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Kingaroy

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

25 Mar 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

Kingaroy
On Campus
11 Nov 2024
1 day
Part time
Monday
  • Full fee: $395
demo

Kingaroy

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

11 Nov 2024

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 day

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Part time
Monday

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Full fee: $395
Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

    The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

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Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set (SSAHC0005)

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Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set

COURSE CODE: SSAHC0005
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Entry requirements

Selection criteria

It is recommended that you have completed year 10 or are 16 years of age or above, and that you have had experience operating a chain saw and can safely operate equipment on sloping or uneven ground.

Please note that enrolments close one week prior to the course date.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes.

This includes having access to and wearing:

  • appropriate attire including long sleeved shirts and trousers
  • safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS 2210
  • safety glasses
  • gloves
  • Chaps and a safety helmet will be supplied by TAFE Queensland for you to use during class
Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.