A project is underway to review three forest and wood products units which describe the skills for felling trees with a chainsaw at a basic, intermediate and advanced level.

These units are used in a range of environments in which manual tree felling skills are required, including in arboriculture and agricultural settings. 

Feedback from some registered training organisations (RTOs) has indicated the number of trees required at each unit level is a barrier to training as they are difficult to source.

In consultation with subject matter experts, the units have been revised to reduce the barrier to training while still supporting the safety and competency of learners.

Feedback regarding these changes was collected from 17 October to 14 November 2023. This will inform the final drafts which will be made available for validation and comment in the coming weeks.

For more information, visit the project page.