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Statement of Attainment training in Chainsaw Skills [from FPI11]


This course specifies the outcomes required to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and to assess, plan and safely carry out intermediate manual tree falling operations. The training applies to a forest environment and involves application of skills and knowledge at a tradesperson level. These skills and knowledge are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.

Qualification: Statement of Attainment - training in Chainsaw Skills [from FPI11]
Program No: SA-BE72
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: A series of workshops, 2-day weekend workshop followed by a 3-day workshop at CIT or workplace (will vary depending on the individual's knowledge, experience and/or application in the workplace).
Likely Job Outcome: Professional development for Arborists.
Application Type: Register Your Interest

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

By enrolling, CIT assumes you have checked and met these entry requirements. CIT staff will confirm either before (for all VET FEE-HELP qualifications) or within the first few weeks of classes.

You must
- be able to read and write documents and understand maths concepts to a level required to complete Year 10 (early in your program your skills will be checked - if you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level needed, you will be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program)
-be working in the industry.

Before you apply/enrol

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

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Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

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Subject Information

Complete 2 subjects

  • FPICOT2239A  Trim and cut felled trees
    • CIT Code: HORT1338
      Cost: $400

      This unit describes the outcomes required to trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw. It is intended for use in situations where the production of timber is not the primary focus of the activity. The unit also includes equipment maintenance.  General workplace legislative and regulatory requirements apply to this unit; specific licensing or certification requirements may apply in some states and territories.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • FPIFGM3212  Fall trees manually (intermediate)
    • CIT Code: HORT1339
      Cost: $400

      This unit describes the outcomes required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw in a non-production environment. This unit covers the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills. Persons competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees with the exception of the very large and those that have significant defects and/or characteristics causing excessive complexity.

      Techniques for trees with a diameter greater than the bar length would generally be regarded as within the scope of this unit.

      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email