Maintain a Chainsaw

    Course details

    • Code: FROP.3103
    • Fee: $404*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 10
    • EFTS: 0.0833
    • Subject: Forestry Operations
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class40 (approximate total hours)
Work experience40 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, On Demand
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Taupo, Murupara, Napier, Opotiki

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of a chainsaw cutting unit and the skills to sharpen a chainsaw chain, diagnose and maintain a chainsaw in accordance with the Best Practice Guide.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the makeup of a chainsaw cutting unit components.
  2. Identify tools, accessories and maintenance practices required to run the chainsaw at optimum levels.
  3. Sharpen a chainsaw chain.
  4. Identify and explain f chainsaw maintenance requirements and diagnose faults.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

Title Code Level Credits
Maintain a chainsaw 43 3 10

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017