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Free chainsaw training courses for macadamia growers (Northern Rivers)

At the recent AMS Canopy Management Workshop, many growers indicated a need for chainsaw training. The AMS has secured a limited number of fully funded chainsaw training courses for macadamia growers and farm staff through TAFE NSW.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT IN CHAINSAW OPERATIONS – TRIM AND CUT FELLED TREES

This training course is conducted over 2 full days and will provide the skills and knowledge to safely trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw with a macadamia orchard focus.

The course covers principles and practice for safely operating and maintaining chainsaws including: 

Cutting methods and techniques- patterns and sequences of cuts

Site hazard and risk assessment

Tool maintenance including sharpening, cleaning and adjusting.


COURSE DETAILS

Open to macadamia growers and their farm staff in the Northern Rivers, there are 5 available courses and 8 places in each. 

  1. November 15-16
  2. November 22-23
  3. November 30-December 1
  4. December 6 -7
  5. December 13-14

Courses are held on both days from 8.30am to 4.00pm at Wollongbar Campus, Sneaths Rd, Building Z. 

Please wear long sleeves, long trousers, work boots and sun protection. Bring along notetaking material and a water bottle.

If you have your own chainsaw, you are welcome to bring it to the course.

  

REGISTRATION

To register please email: office@macadamias.org with the names and contact details of those in your organisation wanting to be trained. With limited places, initially a maximum of two participants per macadamia enterprise can register but we will have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

On your email please indicate preferred and alternate course dates (as above). 

We will respond with a confirmation of your training booking. 


Event Details
Wollongbar TAFE, Wollongbar NSW
15 November 2022 - 14 December 2022
Casual

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