Chainsaw - Experienced

South Australia & Northern Territory

Are you working in an industry where you need to operate and maintain a chainsaw?

AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws

Course Overview

This unit covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment and defines the standard required to:

  • Select, use, maintain and store suitable personal protective equipment
  • Carry out routine checks and maintenance on chainsaw
  • Apply appropriate chainsaw technique and cutting methods according to manufacturer’s specifications and documented low risk work procedures
  • Assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use
  • Maintain records of chainsaw training and certification
  • Risk assessment and use

Course Duration

This course is one day (8 hours).

Entry Requirements

Chainsaw experience is required.

All learners must be 16 years or older and will be required to provide photographic identification upon arriving for their course.

  • In South Australia a child of compulsory school age (between 6-16 years of age) cannot be employed during the hours that they are required to attend school or participate in an approved training program.
  • If you are under 16 years of age, you can still apply for Civil Train SA courses, but you will need to talk to your School’s principal to discuss your exemption. The principle will provide you with the appropriate exemption application form and tell you what evidence or documentation is required.

As part of your course enrolment at Civil Train there is a requirement that you complete a short online quiz. This will assist Civil Train to understand your current levels of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN), to ensure you are at the appropriate level to successfully complete your selected training course. This is a one-time quiz and results will be saved to your learner file and referred to for all future enrolments.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy skills required for this course include:

  • carrying out basic levelling mathematics
  • using a range of communication techniques and equipment to convey information to others
  • complying with written and verbal reporting requirements and procedures

Please note: Civil Train only carries out assessments in English.  If English is your second language, you may engage a professional (accredited) and independent translator at your cost, for training purposes only.  However, you will be required to undertake the assessment in English without the aid of your translator.

Delivery & Assessment

This course is ASSESSMENT only. You will not receive any training when you arrive on the day.

Assessment will include:

  • Classroom participation
  • Written/verbal assessment
  • Practical assessment

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Statement of Attainment.



Public courses are scheduled frequently in Adelaide and regional SA.
Civil Train can come to your worksite to deliver – please contact the relevant office for a quote.

Public courses are scheduled frequently in Alice Springs and Darwin.
Civil Train NT can come to your worksite to deliver – please contact the relevant office for a quote.

Fees Breakdown

Please refer to our Fees Schedule for current fees and subsidies.

Please refer to our Fees and Refunds Policy for terms and conditions.



Alice Springs

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