FALL TREES MANUALLY (BASIC)
FWPCOT2253 Fell Trees Manually (Basic)
Fell trees manually (basic) is an introductory or base-level unit that covers the felling procedures for relatively small trees with a low level of complexity.
The course is offered in partnership with Registered Training Organisation, Axiom College (RTO Number 40489) who issues Statements of Attainment within 30 days of completion of training.
This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to assess and manually fell small trees with a low level of complexity and to complete operator maintenance.
Basic trees typical to the scope of this unit may include the following characteristics:
- lean and distribution of the crown weight does not create a complex situation to assess or fell
- small dimensions relative to local forest size distribution
- no excessive lean
- no visible damage or defect
- species that are not prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling
- single stem or non-complex multi-stems
- diameter of tree is less than chainsaw bar length
- grown on terrain and slope that does not add significant complexity to the operation
The unit applies to those in a forest, agricultural, local council, emergencies services and other government agency environment. It is not relevant to commercial harvesting operations (except for minor forest produce).
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.
While there are no pre-requisites for this course, you will need to have sufficient English language skills to complete the competency-based chainsaw training.
You will also be required to undertake practical training and assessments which will entail starting a chainsaw, holding, and cutting with a chainsaw.
All participants must be aged 16 years or above on the day of the course.
Our Fall Trees Manually (Basic) course is a one-day course. Please view course listings on the home page of this website for specific start/finish times and venues.
ALL ATTENDEES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR WORK-APPROPRIATE CLOTHING AND STEEL-CAP BOOTS TO THE COURSE
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and chainsaws may be brought along to training. For those who do not own this equipment, or do not wish to bring their own, PPE items and chainsaws will be supplied.
Morning tea, tea and coffee will be supplied. Participants are to provide their own lunch or purchase it on the day.
There is no expected home study associated with this course.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR USI NUMBER
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If you do not have a USI number you can obtain one HERE
Courses cover outcomes required to assess and manually fell small trees with a low level of complexity and to complete operator maintenance. The unit applies to those in a forest, agricultural, local council, emergencies services and other government agency environment. Except for minor forest produce, it is not relevant to commercial harvesting operations.
Successful participants will receive a ‘Statement of Attainment’ with the ‘Units of Competency’ listed above, issued by Axiom College, that can be used to meet legislative, regulatory and workplace requirements in their relevant fields of employment.
Duff Consulting charge $428.00 per person regardless of numbers and location. A 5% manual invoicing fee will be applied to any participants who do not pay online at the time of booking.
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Students should be directed to Axiom College, Student Handbook for the following information: http://www.axiomcollege.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/M5-NEW-STUDENT-HANDBOOK-.pdf
- Recognition of Prior Learning
• Legislative Compliance
• Records Management and Your Privacy
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Complaints and Appeals
• Student Support
• Reasonable Adjustment
• Access and Equality
A copy of the student handbook is also made available on the day of the course.
This course will be delivered firstly in a classroom environment to cover the theory aspects and then move to an outdoor area for completion of the practical components.
There are no pre-course study requirements to complete this course and all resources required on the day will be supplied.
A variety of assessment methods are utilised to ensure you develop the required skills and knowledge and to keep the course a practical, hands-on-learning experience. These methods are:
- Theory Questions
- Practical Assessments delivered under workplace conditions
All assessments are carried out in English.
You must be physically capable of starting, holding and using a chainsaw for sustained periods of time in the practical component of the course.
If you are unhappy about any assessment result then seeking a re-assessment is usually the first strategy. If you are still unhappy about the assessment process or result then the Complaints and Appeals Process may be invoked. For more information regarding the Appeals Process you should follow if you are unhappy with an assessment result go to Axiom Student Handbook
We offer recognition of existing skills and knowledge, please refer to the Student Handbook for more information.
You must attend 100% of this training course and satisfactorily complete all the assessment tasks. If you feel you may need support to complete the learning or assessment tasks either because of a literacy issue, a learning difficulty or a physical disability, please let us know and we may be able to make adjustments to our learning and assessment processes.