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AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws 


Outcome: Nationally recognised statement of attainment 


Course Duration: 6-8 hours (experience, competency and class size dependent)


Location: Onsite or offsite, statewide

Pre-requisites: Must be 16 years of age and possess basic language, literacy and numeracy skills

What to bring: USI Number ( Biscuits, tea, coffee and drinks are provided. There are many takeaway food options nearby or feel free to bring your own lunch

PPE requirements: Safety boots, long pants and Hi Vis long sleeve shirt.


Unit Descriptor

  • Assist in preparation of work-site​

  • Recognise and apply workplace safety procedures

  • Check and prepare chainsaw for use

  • Operate chainsaw

  • Complete and check chainsaw operation



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 safe cutting techniques.

The 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 licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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