Operate and maintain chainsaws

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCARB205A, 'Operate and maintain chainsaws'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and maintain chainsaws' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Recognise and apply workplace safety procedures

1.1. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures relevant to the maintenance and operation of chainsaws are recognised and applied.

1.2. OHS hazards are identified, risks assessed and risk controls are implemented.

1.3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is selected and used.

1.4. Relevant licensing and legislative requirements with regard to the operation of chainsaws are recognised, accessed and applied.

2. Check and maintain chainsaw

2.1. Tools and materials required for maintenance procedures are selected, checked and confirmed against maintenance plan.

2.2. Routine checks and maintenance procedures are conducted prior to operation and according to manufacturer's specifications and maintenance plan.

2.3. Chainsaw faults or malfunctions are identified, tagged and reported for repair according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements.

2.4. Completed chainsaw maintenance procedures are detailed and recorded.

3. Operate chainsaw

3.1. Sawing materials are identified and positioned for operation according to documented low risk work procedures.

3.2. Cutting methods are determined appropriate to type of material and risk controls implemented.

3.3. Chainsaw is operated according to manufacturer's specifications and operator's manual.

3.4. Effective worksite communication is maintained to ensure efficient workflow and address immediate problems.

3.5. Environmental implications associated with chainsaw operation are identified, assessed and controlled according to documented requirements.

4. Complete and check chainsaw operation

4.1. Chainsaw damage, malfunctions or irregular performance are recorded and reported according to enterprise requirements.

4.2. Chainsaw is cleaned, maintained and stored according to manufacturer's specifications and enterprise requirements.

4.3. Relevant reports are maintained to industry standards according to enterprise requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB205A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC21010 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management
  • AHC21610 - Certificate II in Landscaping
  • SFI20111 - Certificate II in Aquaculture
  • SFI30111 - Certificate III in Aquaculture