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Farm Chainsaw Course

Farm Chainsaw Course

Get your chainsaw skills sorted with UCOL’s Farm Chainsaw short course and gain safe chainsaw operation and maintenance skills.

Quick info

Locations: Wairarapa (Taratahi Site)

Duration: 3 Days

(Call 0800 468 265 or register your interest

Domestic Fees: *
Free (accommodation and meals included)Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.

This course will introduce you to safe chainsaw operation and maintenance within a farm environment. You will learn how to drop and de-limb trees safely and maintain chainsaws with guidance from professional arborists. The course will also introduce the use of wedges, winches, and other accessories.

How to register
Apply now through the "Apply Now" button on the right, or you can chat to us by phoning 0800 GO UCOL (0800 468 265).


 Career & Study Outcomes

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

  • Operate a chainsaw safely
  • Do maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Drop and de-limb trees safely

 Domestic Entry Requirements

No prior academic qualification is required; however, the participants must be physically fit and be 18 years old or over.
A verified copy of your identification. You should supply a verified copy of any of the following documents:

  • Current driver license;
  • Current New Zealand passport;
  • Birth certificate; or
  • Whakapapa statement


For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

Please enquire for details

 Advice & Guidance

Three day course, lunch, and accommodation provided.