Course Set - FWPCOT2254 & FWPCOT2273 (Maintain chainsaws, Trim and cut felled trees)

Also known as Chainsaw Level 1, this course set applies to individuals who are responsible for trimming and cutting felled or fallen trees with a chainsaw. Individuals will learn to visually assess the job activity; correctly identify areas of compression and tension in logs; learn different cut types; and how to plan the sequences of cuts accordingly.  Individuals will also develop the skills and knowledge required to conduct routine and periodic servicing for fuel or electrically powered hand-held chainsaws including dismantling, cleaning, inspecting and re-assembling the power head and cutting attachments.

Typically, these individuals work in arboriculture, forestry, agriculture, conservation and land management, local government, emergency services and other government agency operations. Please note, this unit does not apply to commercial harvesting operations except for minor forest produce.

This course set incorporates the content of the following units:

  • FWPCOT2254 Maintain chainsaws
  • FWPCOT2273 Trim and cut felled trees

Units Delivered

The following units will be included in your certificate:

FWPCOT2254 - Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2273 - Trim and cut felled trees

Course Delivery

This course can be delivered/assessed in the workplace or at facility organised by the training provider.

Course Durations

Course durations can vary for multiple reasons, so the durations below are the minimum possible amount.

Refresher Face to Face contact time of at least 8 Hours
Face-to-Face Face to Face contact time of at least 16 Hours

An individual undertaking this course with Allens Training Pty Ltd will need to demonstrate the following to be eligible for entry:

  • The visual acuity and manual dexterity to disassemble a chainsaw, sharpen the chain and other components and reassemble the serviced chainsaw components
  • Basic skills to interpret and complete workplace documentation, using technical and workplace specific vocabulary; and consult and coordinate with team members and other appropriate personnel to ensure chainsaw maintenance activities are completed as well as the numeracy skills to calculate ratios and measure quantities of oils and fuels
  • It is recommended students wear lace up steel boots, chain saw trousers or chaps and a 3 in one helmet (hard hat, wear muffs and visor)

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

The units have the following recommended renewal periods:
Unit Period
FWPCOT2254 - Maintain chainsaws Not applicable
FWPCOT2273 - Trim and cut felled trees Not applicable

Please note that enrolment to this course is made with Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909. Please refer to the student handbook located on the RTO website ( for all details relating to rights and responsibilities including complaints and appeals.

Performance Tasks:

  • Maintain chainsaw (routine & periodic service)
  • Check and sharpen two (2) chainsaw chains
  • Conduct trimming and cutting on felled trees, demonstrating six (6) different cut types
  • Complete relevant workplace records and forms

 Theory Assessment: 

  • A written assessment consisting of multiple-choice and short answer questions.
This course is delivered and assessed on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909