Advanced Felling

Stem cutting

The Advanced Felling course covers the process of felling trees with advanced techniques. The course focuses particularly on trees that are considered ‘complex’; due to their height, form, species, condition or surroundings.

Candidates will learn how to conduct a site and tree hazard identification and risk control assessment; prepare equipment for felling; set up safe fall and exclusion zones; use low risk dismantling techniques; fell wind thrown and suspended trees; workplace recording.

ArbTrack Pre-Requisites: Chainsaw accreditation (AHCMOM213 or equivalent)
Standard climbing accreditation (AHCARB312 or equivalent)
EWP Licence (if using EWP)
White Card (CPCCWHS1001 or equivalent)
Unit/s of Competency: Choose either the Arboricultural stream or the Forestry stream.

Arboricultural:
AHCPCM203 Fell small trees
AHCARB202A Fell small trees (for students completing UET20312 Certificate II in ESI – Powerline Vegetation Control)

Forestry:
FWPCOT2236 Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPFGM3213 Fall trees manually (advanced)

Entry Requirements: Learners must be able bodied and must have full use of all limbs. Learners must have good hearing, or wear a hearing aid device to allow them to easily communicate with other personnel. Learners must have good vision, and if corrected vision then they must wear their prescription glasses/contact lenses to the course, including using prescription safety glasses for works operation. Learners must be in a fit state for work. Learners must understand and speak the English language fluently. Learners must be aged 18 years or older. Some pre-existing medical conditions such as epilepsy or heart condition or any other significant medical condition will require a medical clearance from your doctor before attempting the course.
Duration: 6-10 days, depending on experience and competence.
Ratio: 8 students to 1 trainer/assessor
Cost: $1100.00 per person (GST does not apply).
Assessment: Written, practical demonstration and verbal assessments.
What to Bring: PPE: Hard hat, protective toe work boots, cut resistant pants, long sleeved cotton clothing, hearing protection.
Notebook and pen/s.
Your own lunch.
RPL/CT: ArbTrack offers Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and also Credit Transfer (CT) to all Learners. RPL is the process of recognising past training and experience, whilst CT is recognition of the achievement of AQF qualifications and nationally recognised units of competency. The cost for RPL is $300.00 per person, per unit. The cost for CT is $150.00 per person, per unit. For more information please contact the office on (03) 9707 5602.
ArbTrack RTO Code: 41047

ArbTrack is a child-friendly organisation and believes in the rights of children from all backgrounds and cultures. However due to the high risk nature of tree felling, students applying for this course must be 18 years of age or older.

ArbTrack is responsible for the compliance of training and assessment.