MOBILE BRUSH CHIPPER / MULCHER SAFETY TRAINING (Safely operate a mobile chipper / mulcher)

Training Delivery:

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

AQF Unit of Competency:
FWPHAR2206 Operate A Mobile Chipper / Mulcher
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and Equipment (Western Power specified Unit)


FWPHAR2206: The unit involves operating a mobile chipper/mulcher in a forest and forest products setting. The skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance are to be used within the scope of the person's job and authority.
AHCMOM304: This unit covers the process of maintaining and operating machinery and equipment and defines the standard required to: carry out pre-operational checks and maintenance and report defects if necessary; secure attachments according to manufacturer's directions; operate machinery in a safe and controlled manner; follow procedures to minimise environmental impacts; implement shut-down procedures and store machinery and equipment; record maintenance and operation details.

Recognition of Training

A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment to FWPHAR2206 Operate A Mobile Chipper / Mulcher or AHCMOM304 Operate Machinery and Equipment (Western Power specified Unit) 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.


Courses will where practicable be conducted on client's premises. Sufficient brush will be needed for each participant to gain practice and demonstrate brush Chipping competence. If sufficient area or venue is not available, a venue and practical activity site may be organised at additional cost.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is allowed within the Australian Qualifications Framework: A Plus Training Solutions will recognise the fact if you have had experience operating and performing maintenance on a brush chipper, or other relevant industry experience, and can therefore attend the short course. Participants will still 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.


  • 1/2 - 1 day depending on prior experience of 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 run in groups of 4 to 10 participants at a cost of:

$250.00 (GST Free) per person: 1/2 day course.

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

A surcharge fee may apply for any work on weekends or public holidays

Country / Interstate Clients

Travel and accommodation costs may need to be added where applicable.

Content Summary

  • Personal protective equipment (as listed below)
  • Hazard/ risk assessment and management
  • Identify maintenance needs
  • Pre-start and shut down checks
  • Safe operation
  • Material feed techniques
  • Correct use feed roller control
  • Practical application and skills development
  • Written / verbal assessment
  • Practical assessment


Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment.


Participants will need to bring their own PPE (personal protective equipment) including:

  • Approved eye protection (safety glasses or goggles & face shield or perspex visor)
  • Hearing protection (ear plugs or ear muffs)
  • Hard Hat
  • Safety boots
  • Close fitting clothing
  • Gloves (loose fitting without open cuff)
  • Leg protection, (long trousers)
  • High visibility clothing (not loose fitting vest)
  • Sunscreen

  • Brush Chipper, in good, safe serviceable condition, sufficient fuel and material for practical chipping

    If you are unable to provide all this equipment please contact us. We may be able to make other arrangements. All other required equipment and training notes are provided for participant's use.

    Demonstration of Competence:

    From experience, we find that people have different levels of ability and experience when it comes to handling machinery. If a person, due to a lack of experience, requires more time to develop their skills, more time for practical application may be needed to increase their skills up 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 own food and plenty of drinking water to training session.

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  • Location:

    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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