Training Delivery:

Training and assessments conducted by A Plus Training Solutions, holder of Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110 & TAA40104) for assessment against:

Australian Standard: AS 2727 - 1997

AQF Unit of Competency:
FWPCOT2236 Fall Trees Manually (Basic) (Replaces FPICOT2236)


Provide participants with:

1. The knowledge and skills to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations for relatively small trees (trunk diameter up to bar length) with a low level of complexity using a chainsaw as per AS 2727 - 1997.

2. Ability to achieve AQF Unit of Competency: FWPCOT2236 Fall Trees Manually (Basic) (Replaces FPICOT2236)

Recognition of Training

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment to FWPCOT2236 Fall Trees Manually (Basic) (Replaces FPICOT2236) will be issued (by Equip-Safe, RTO # 0846) to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package. This may require supplementary evidence in the form of a report from a suitable supervisor, or further assessment on a third day.


Preferably on client's premises. A suitable area with trees for falling will need to be provided. If you do not have access to a suitable area, we will endeavour to provide a venue and practical activity site but additional cost may apply.

Regular (Monthly) Tree Felling Training Courses!

In addition to our custom, on site training, A Plus Training Solutions conducts regular Tree Felling Course (usually last Thursday every month) at our location in Serpentine. See Training Calendar.


RPL Recognition of Prior Learning is allowed within the Australian Qualifications Framework: A Plus Training Solutions will recognise the fact if you have had previous felling experience or other relevant industry experience. Participants will need to do the full assessment, but may be precluded from areas of the training where you are already operating within the requirements of the guidelines.

  • 1 day for most participants.

  • Some participants, due to a variety of factors, may require more time to develop the knowledge & skills required to demonstrate competency.

Course Fees:

The courses will be conducted in groups of 4 to 6 participants at a cost of:

$350.00 (GST Free) per person: 1 day course for most participants.

Individuals or smaller groups should contact us, as we may be able to fit you into a larger group. Otherwise fees will be negotiated.

Underpinning Knowledge (Pre-requisites)

Before commencing the course, applicant must be competent at operating and maintaining a chainsaw in accordance with AS 2727 1997 "Chainsaws - Guide to Safe Working Practices", and hold relevant Units of Competency:
AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws (replaces AHCARB205A), and / or
FWPCOT2239 Trim and Cut Felled Trees (replaces FPICOT2239A) or equivalent.

Content Summary

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identify, assess and manage hazards
  • Assessing felling direction
  • Selecting correct technique
  • Cutting techniques
  • Correct Scarf Cut
  • Correct release cut
  • Practical application and skills development


Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment.


Participants will need to wear their own protective boots and hi-vis shirt. All other required equipment and training notes are provided for participant's use.

In order to increase training relevance and operator comfort, trainees are encouraged to use any or all their own equipment if practicable.

This includes:

  • Chainsaw, tools, wedges, fuel and oil
  • Safety equipment
  • - Hard hat
  • - Approved eye protection
  • - Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)
  • - Safety boots and over-socks (recommended)
  • - Cut resistant trousers or chaps
  • - Work gloves (optional)
  • - Sunscreen
  • - High visibility clothing for forest if applicable

Demonstration of Competence:

From experience, we find that people have different levels of ability and experience when it comes to handling chainsaws. Some participants, may require more time to develop their skills to a competent level.

Personal Requirements:

Depending on location of the training, and availability of take away food outlets, it is advisable for trainees to bring a packed lunch and plenty of drinking water to each training day.

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Perth, Western Australia

Contact Details:

0403 782 013

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Training Director:
Peter Tutt

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Australian Timber Trainer's Association

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