What is Chainsaw Operations?

Chainsaw Operations are a range of courses/units that cover training and assessment from cross cutting, through to advanced tree falling.

Courses/units available include:

  • Chainsaw Operations – Trim and Cross Cut
  • Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling
  • Chainsaw Operations - Intermediate Tree Felling     
  • Chainsaw Operations - Advanced Tree Felling

Who should study Chainsaw Operations?

These courses are ideal for those that work in commercial forestry operations and for those that do not.

For individuals working outside the timber harvesting industry, these courses develop or reassess your chainsaw use and maintenance skills.

For enterprises/employees, these courses help to meet your Workplace Health and Safety obligations.

Units outlined above may also be taken as part of a full qualification in Forest Growing and Management or Harvesting and Haulage.

Please note that courses may be organised as required if sufficient student numbers are available. We have organised ad-hoc courses for 4 x 4 clubs, state organisations, private contractors, individuals and women only courses. Contact us to discuss you or your organisation’s individual requirements.

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We focus on supporting rural and remote regions to develop skilled professionals locally. Through videoconferencing, online courses and the use of the latest technology, the Institute brings training from the campus to the home or workplace and provides opportunities for more people to study on their own terms.


Our commitment to aligning with industry needs is achieved through the close working relationships that our teaching staff has with industry partners and clients and our strong support for students gaining their qualifications in the workplace.