If you need to know how to operate a chainsaw, this course shows you how.
You'll learn how to operate, maintain and sharpen a chainsaw, and how to safely make cuts. You'll attend a three-day practical workshop, and complete a log book. You'll also be expected to read the course material provided prior to workshop.
This course is designed for people who need to use a chainsaw at home or in non-commercial situations.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Introductory Chainsaw Skills (Level 3)
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4 weeks part-time
You'll attend a three-day practical workshop. You'll also complete a log book and read the course materials in your own time.
|Indicative Fees||$527 total cost of course for domestic students View full fees information|
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Topics you'll cover
You'll learn about:
- Checking a chainsaw and its components
- Safely transporting and using chainsaw fuel
- Hazards which influence the operation of the chainsaw
- Personal protection and first aid requirements for chainsaw operators
- Starting and testing chainsaw
- Using a chainsaw to make cuts
|Indicative Fees *||$527 total cost of course for domestic students|
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Student Loans and Allowances
Course Entry Information
- be 16 years old, AND
- have NCEA Level 1 with 10 credits in Numeracy and 10 credits in Literacy, OR
- equivalent knowledge and skills
You must also be physically able to complete the course.
English language requirements
Level 3 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 4 weeks part-time
- You'll attend a three-day practical workshop. You'll also complete a log book and read the course materials in your own time.