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Course Summary

AHCMOM213 - Operate and maintain chainsaws

Duration: 8 Hours
Cost: $295.00

Course Schedule: Book Online
Group Booking?: Call To Book
Price for CTF Customers: $88.50.

This subsidy is available to eligible companies only.

Course Fee


CTF Pricing For Eligible Customers

$88.50 payable after CTF has been applied. (for eligible companies only)

The CTF provides funding support for training of eligible workers in the construction industry. We acknowledge the support of the CTF in reducing the costs of training for eligible workers.


8 Hours

Please note: The course may be completed within a shorter or longer time frame depending on the experience of those in attendance

Aim of this Course / Target Group

This course provides participants with the required skills and knowledge to enable them to use chainsaws in a safe and proficient manner in the workplace. Students will learn how to inspect, adjust, safely operate and carry out basic saw maintenance, including mixing fuels, air filter cleaning, blade tension adjustment and saw sharpening.

The course is aligned to the nationally recognised unit AHCMOM213 - Operate and maintain chainsaws and the requirements of Australian Standard 2727 (1997) which outlines the procedures that should be followed when using a chainsaw.

The expected learning outcomes are:

  • Understands the regulations and safety requirements related to the use of chainsaws.
  • Prepares for use and maintains the chainsaw to prescribed standards.
  • Crosscuts timber to specified standards of accuracy using safe efficient techniques.

Course Content

The course will address the following:

  • Operator responsibilities
  • Inspections before starting
  • Safe starting and operating techniques
  • Reactive forces and cutting techniques
  • Maintenance
  • Refuelling and lubrication
  • Sharpening by hand
  • Chain tensioning
  • Transporting the chainsaw

Assessment Method

Knowledge based questionnaires and practical demonstration


Must have basic English literacy skills

Academic Award & Recognition

Upon successful completion participants will be issued with the following Statement of Attainment:

  • AHCMOM213 - Operate and maintain chainsaws

What To Wear

All course participants are required to wear appropriate work attire including steel capped boots, safety helmet, hearing protection and safety glasses. Specific chainsaw protective clothing will be available for use during the training.

Morning Tea & Lunch

As this course is not delivered at the Safety Training Centre participants are required to provide their own refreshments.