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Brushcutting Operations

About the Qualification

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The safe use of brushcutters, clearing saws and trimmers requires safe, skilful competent operators. This qualification assesses those requirements in the context of the candidate's employment and also the safety of bystanders if this equipment is used in a public environment.

The qualification will also prove useful to local authorities, public utility companies and other employers in these sectors to demonstrate operator competence.

The Qualification

The Qualification establishes that the candidate has the relevant knowledge and understanding as well as the appropriate skill required for the competent safe use of a brushcutter, clearing saw or trimmer.

The Qualification is divided into four units:

Unit 1 - Maintain the brushcutter/Clearing Saw/Trimmer

Unit 2 Operate a Brushcutter

Unit 3 Operate a Clearing Saw

Unit 4 Operate a Trimmer

Candidates must successfully achieve:

Unit 1 which is compulsory and either

Unit 2, Unit 3 or Unit 4 which are optional

Chain Saw and Related Operations

About the Qualification

The Qualification is designed specifically to meet the needs of industry and relevant legislation. The industry requires technically competent, skilled, safe chain saw operators who can deliver a high standard of quality work consistently.

Stump Grinding Operations

About the Qualification

The qualification requires the operator to demonstrate, in a professional manner, the relevant competence and skill to successfully prepare, operate and maintain a stump grinder.

The Assessment

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The assessment is divided into 3 compulsory units:

  • Prepare the stump grinder for operation
  • Operate the stump grinder
  • Maintain the stump grinder

Brushwood Chipper Operations

About the Qualification

The qualification requires the operator to demonstrate, in a professional manner, the relevant competence and skill to successfully prepare, operate and maintain a brushwood chipper.

The Qualification

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The Assessment is divided into 3 compulsory units.

  • Prepare the brushwood chipper for operation
  • Operate the brushwood chipper
  • Maintain the brushwood chipper

Candidates must successfully achieve all assessment activities in all three units.

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