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Fall Trees Manually (Intermediate)


The training in this course will cover the skills and knowledge required by chainsaw operators in a non-production environment, including forest, rural and community environments, to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw. It covers the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills. Persons competent with these skills should be able to effectively fell most trees except very large trees, and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity, specifically, trees that have a diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw.


Licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit in some states & territories at the time of publication and may differ according to jurisdiction.

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The following units will be included in your certificate:

  • FWPFGM3212 - Fall trees manually (intermediate)

Entry Requirements

Participants must have the physical capacity to use a chainsaw whilst wearing the appropriate PPE to fell intermediate level trees with the following characteristics:

  • lean and weight distribution, which can be assessed and readily adapted to falling direction with the use of wedges and/or control with hinge-wood

  • various dimensions relative to local forest size distribution

  • limited visible damage or defect

  • species prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling

  • single or multi-stems

  • diameter of tree greater than chainsaw bar length

  • grown on terrain and slope that can add complexity to the operation

Course Duration

  • Face-to-face min. duration: 840 minutes

Course Delivery Location

  • 2439 Kingaroy Cooyar Road, Brooklands QLD, Australia

Assessment Requirements

Individuals undertaking this course will be expected to complete both written and practical assessment tasks.

Certificate Renewal Requirements

  • This certificate does not require renewal

Course Fees and Payments

  • The course fee for this course is $385 Per Person.


Please contact us to arrange a quote for group bookings.

Level 2 Chainsaw

Assessment Activities

Performance tasks: 

  • Emergency and safety equipment

  • Personal protective equipment

  • Tools and equipment

  • Chainsaw and components

  • Communication techniques

  • Preparation for tree felling scenario


Practical scenario:

  • Assess, plan and carry out tree-felling operations appropriate to conditions for 3 different trees



  • Completion of a risk assessment table for a list of typical hazards

  • Completion of a fault log for 1 item of equipment


Theory assessment:

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions. The student must complete all assessment questions.

Please Note*

Discounts apply for group bookings over 10 people.

Extra costs may incur for travel outside the South Burnett.

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