Australian Operator Training offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies, including maintenance, cross-cutting, and tree falling at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.
The training and assessment is carried out by our specialist trainers, who own their own chainsaw training businesses and auspice to us as the RTO.
All of our trainers are recognised industry experts. Our clients include National Parks and Wildlife Service, Fire Brigade, State Emergency Services, local councils, tree work contractors, 4WD clubs and private individuals.
Standard chainsaw courses
Click on the links below to see the duration and topics covered in these standard courses:
Trim and cut felled trees (Level 1 chainsaw operation)
Basic and intermediate tree falling (Level 2 chainsaw operation)
Advanced tree falling (Level 3 chainsaw operation)
Chainsaw competencies offered
The following competencies are offered in both initial training courses and re-accreditations (refresher courses).
The competencies listed in the left hand column are the current versions. The right hand column shows the superseded versions of the same competencies. If you are seeking a re-accreditation, it is likely that you will already hold the superseded version, which will be upgraded when you are reassessed.
|Current competencies||Superseded competencies
(prior to December 2020)
|FWPCOT2254: Maintain chainsaws||FWPCOT2237: Maintain chainsaws|
|FWPCOT2259: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw||FWPCOT2238: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw|
|FWPCOT2256: Trim and cut felled trees||FWPCOT2239: Trim and cut felled trees|
|FWPCOT2253: Fell trees manually (basic)||FWPCOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)|
|FWPFGM3216: Fell trees manually (intermediate)||FWPFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)|
|FWPFGM3217: Fell trees manually (advanced)||FWPFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)|
|FWPCOT3301: Trim trees using a pole saw||FWPCOT3238: Operate a pole saw|
|AHCPCM205: Fell small trees||AHCPCM203: Fell small trees|
|AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws||AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws|
Issue of chainsaw tickets
All participants who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment showing the competencies they have been accredited in as well as a chainsaw ticket. For more information on the purpose of a chainsaw ticket, please click on the link below.