Chainsaw Training



Workspace Training offers the full range of nationally recognised chainsaw competencies, including maintenance, cross-cutting, and tree falling at basic, intermediate and advanced levels.

The training and assessment is carried out by our specialist trainers, who own their own chainsaw training businesses and auspice to us as the RTO.

All of our trainers are recognised industry experts. Our clients include National Parks and Wildlife Service, Fire Brigade, Defence Forces, State Emergency Services, local councils, botanic gardens, RAAF, tree work contractors, 4WD clubs and private individuals.


Training resources

We have published a range of chainsaw training resources, both for learners and training providers. The hard copy publications and electronic materials can all be ordered through us direct. See the following pages for more information:

Hard copy booklets – ‘Chainsaw operation’

Interactive e-learning resource

Customisable assessment tools for a range of competencies


Standard chainsaw courses

Click on the links below to see the duration and topics covered in these standard courses:

Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw

Trim and cut felled trees (Level 1 chainsaw operation)

Basic and intermediate tree falling (Level 2 chainsaw operation)

Advanced tree falling (Level 3 chainsaw operation)




Chainsaw competencies offered

The following competencies are offered in both initial training courses and re-accreditations (refresher courses).

The competencies listed in the left hand column are the current versions. The right hand column shows the superseded versions of the same competencies. If you are seeking a re-accreditation, it is likely that you will already hold the superseded version, which will be upgraded when you are reassessed.

Current competencies Superseded competencies
(prior to December 2020)
FWPCOT2254: Maintain chainsaws FWPCOT2237: Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2259: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw FWPCOT2238: Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw
FWPCOT2256: Trim and cut felled trees FWPCOT2239: Trim and cut felled trees
FWPCOT2253: Fell trees manually (basic) FWPCOT2236: Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPFGM3216: Fell trees manually (intermediate) FWPFGM3212: Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPFGM3217: Fell trees manually (advanced) FWPFGM3213: Fall trees manually (advanced)
FWPCOT3301: Trim trees using a pole saw FWPCOT3238: Operate a pole saw
AHCPCM205: Fell small trees AHCPCM203: Fell small trees
AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws



Issue of chainsaw tickets

All participants who are assessed as competent will receive a Statement of Attainment showing the competencies they have been accredited in as well as a chainsaw ticket. For more information on the purpose of a chainsaw ticket, please click on the link below.

Who needs a chainsaw ticket?

Picture below: Ray Stone (left) instructs a learner in how to line up a scarf cut.



Our training partners

Below are our chainsaw training partners, listed according to the regions they most frequently work in. However, they all travel extensively, and collectively deliver training throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Safety Training Services
Colin Mears: 0427 906199
colmears@hotmail.com
NT, Tiwi Islands and other remote areas