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Tree Felling (Basic & Intermediate) Courses

Course Description

These courses provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw to a basic or intermediate level. 

The program has been designed to offer both basic and intermediate tree felling as a combined course, or as individual courses.

Units of Competency

  • FWPCOT2253 Fell trees manually (basic) and/or
  • FWPFGM3216 Fall trees manually (intermediate)

Course Outline

  • Use and maintenance of PPE for chainsaw operations
  • Professional attitude
  • Personal equipment and safety
  • Power head familiarisation and maintenance
  • Cutting attachments familiarisation and knowledge
  • Causes of kickback
  • Reducing the likelihood of kickback
  • Cutting attachment maintenance
  • Theory of felling
  • Cutting and felling techniques
  • Basic tree felling, and/or
  • Intermediate tree felling

Mode of Delivery

These courses will be delivered via face to face at one of our leading facilities.

For group bookings we can deliver these courses at your location (click “Get a Quote” to find out more).


These courses are scheduled for:

1 day of face-to-face learning and assessment (Basic Tree Felling Course)

1 day of face-to-face learning and assessment (Intermediate Tree Felling Course)


2 days of face-to-face learning and assessment (Basic and Intermediate Tree Felling Courses combined)

Pre-Requisite and Entry Requirements

Students must hold certification for the following units of competency for enrolment into these courses and must supply their credential at the time of enrolment:

  • FWPCOR2210 Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures in forest and wood products operations
  • FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws
  • FWPCOT2256 Trim and cut felled trees

 Students holding a previous certification for the units of competency and are seeking recognition must supply their credential at the time of enrolment.

Students must have language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) to interpret and apply relevant information to commence learning in this program. An LLN assessment may be conducted upon receipt of enrolment application to ensure each student has the appropriate level of skills required to undertake this course.


Students who successfully complete these courses and demonstrate competence will receive a nationally recognised Statement of Attainment under the Australian Qualifications Framework. The certification will be issued by Risk Response and Rescue (RTO 90774).


  • $410 per person, per day
  • For group bookings please click “Get a Quote” to find out more or Contact Us.

Course Inclusions

All course materials, handouts and personal protective equipment will be provided.

Student Requirements

Students must wear appropriate clothing and footwear when attending face-to-face sessions.

Refer to the Participant Information Handbook for information about our policies and procedures.

Additional Information

Risk Response + Rescue's Chainsaw Operations Training Course will provide students with the following competencies to enrol into this course:

  • FWPCOR2210 Follow workplace health and safety policies and procedures in forest and wood products operations
  • FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws
  • FWPCOT2256 Trim and cut felled trees

Risk Response + Rescue's Tree Felling (Advanced) Training Course can further extend this learning.


*Learning and assessment hours will vary depending on your existing skills, underpinning knowledge and prior experience and your commitment to your learning and practical application of activities.