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This cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw course includes the theoretical and practical components to meet the skills and knowledge required to prepare and cut timber and polymer materials with a hand-held chainsaw.

Participants will gain the following skills and knowledge:

  • Preparing for work
  • Cutting materials
  • Maximising volume and quality of recovery material
  • Performing routine operator maintenance

This course does not cover comprehensive servicing and maintenance procedures.

Training and assessment is conducted at Site Skills Training facilities. Upon arrangement, training and assessment can be conducted at the premises of industry clients providing there are suitable industry training facilities.


The course is suitable for those who cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw in a variety of work settings including sawmills, forest product manufacturing facilities, timber yards, horticultural environments, construction, polymer processing and other manufacturing settings.

A basic to moderate English language, literacy and numeracy skill level is required.

All participants are required to wear the following minimum PPE to enter our facilities:

  • Fully enclosed shoes (steel-capped boots preferred)
  • Long-sleeve shirt with high visibility
  • Long work pants

Additional PPE may be required depending on the course requirements.

Upon successful completion of this course, a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment for the following unit of competency will be issued:

FWPCOT2259 Cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw


Mcdonald Goh
Mcdonald Goh
The trainers at site skills were very knowledgeable and worked with the guys that were finding it hard. We had Kurt and he was very hands on and took his time to explain and go through parts that seem difficult at first but got easier as we kept doing the revision. Top notch.
Chris Lawrence
Chris Lawrence
Friendly trainers and staff plenty of parking and easy to find. Smoko van pull up for smoko and lunch just outside the building.
Scott Bayntun
Scott Bayntun
Great facility and good trainers for the dogman course
Nigel Walton
Nigel Walton
Good course material, equipment & facilities. Great instructor. Thanks ????

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Gladstone Facility of Site Skills Training

Gladstone Facility

17-19 South Tree Drive,
South Trees, Gladstone QLD 4680

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-4:30pm

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