Training Delivery:

Training and assessments conducted by A Plus Training Solutions, holder of Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110 & TAA40104) for assessment against:

Australian Standard: AS 2727 - 1997

AQF Unit of Competency:
FWPCOT2238 Cut Material With a Hand Held Chainsaw (Replaces FPICOT2238A)


Provide participants with:

1. The knowledge and skill to operate a chainsaw safely, perform appropriate maintenance tasks correctly and apply recommended cutting techniques as per AS 2727 - 1997.

2. Ability to achieve Statement of Attainment to the Unit of Competency:
FWPCOT2238 Cut Material With a Hand Held Chainsaw

Recognition of Training

A Statement of Attainment to FWPCOT2238 Cut Material With a Hand Held Chainsaw will be issued (by Equip-Safe, RTO # 0846) to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package. This may require supplementary evidence in the form of a report from a suitable supervisor, or further assessment at a later time.


Courses will where practicable be conducted on client's premises. We will need sufficient material for each operator to use a full tank of fuel in the chainsaw. If you do not have sufficient material or venue, a venue and practical activity site may be organised at additional cost.


RPL Recognition of Prior Learning is allowed within the Australian Qualifications Framework: A Plus Training Solutions will recognise the fact if you have had experience operating and performing maintenance on a chainsaw, or other relevant industry experience. Participants will need to do the full assessment, but may be precluded from areas of the training where you are already operating within the requirements of the guidelines.

  • 1/2 - 1 day depending on prior experience of participants.

  • Some participants, due to a variety of factors, may require more time to develop the knowledge & skills required to demonstrate competency.

Course Fees:

The courses will be run in groups of 4 to 10 participants at a cost of:

$260.00 (GST Free) per person:

Eligible for CTF rebate

Individuals or smaller groups should contact us, as we may be able to fit you into a larger group. Otherwise fees will be negotiated.

A surcharge may apply for work on weekends or public holidays

Country Clients

Travel and accommodation costs will need to be added where applicable.

Content Summary

  • Personal protection equipment
  • Identify, assess and manage hazards
  • Conduct required maintenance
  • Assess chain condition and sharpen or replace as necessary
  • Correctly tension chain
  • Safe handling
  • Cutting techniques
  • Practical application and skills development


Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment.


Participants will need to wear their own protective boots and hi-vis shirt. All other required equipment and training notes are provided for participant's use.

In order to increase training relevance and operator comfort, trainees are encouraged to use any or all their own equipment if practicable.

This includes:

  • Chainsaw, tools, fuel and oil
  • Safety equipment
  • - Hard hat
  • - Approved eye protection
  • - Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)
  • - Safety boots and over-socks (recommended)
  • - Cut resistant trousers or chaps
  • - Work gloves (as per JHA)
  • - Sunscreen
  • - High visibility clothing where applicable

Demonstration of Competence:

From experience, we find that people have different levels of ability and experience when it comes to handling chainsaws. If a person, due to a lack of experience, requires more time to develop their skills, a second day of practical application may be needed increase their skills up to a competent level.

Personal Requirements:

Depending on location of the training, and availability of take away food outlets, it is advisable for trainees to bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinking water to each training day.

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Perth, Western Australia

Contact Details:

0403 782 013

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Training Director:
Peter Tutt

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Australian Timber Trainer's Association

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