About the course

This course is designed for people other than commercial forestry professionals. The course provides basic refresher training and assessment against unit standard 6917 Demonstrate knowledge of basic chainsaw operation.


Greymouth and approved temporary sites.


Please enquire for more information.

Method of study

Once day short course.

Unit standards

Gain 8 credits including:

  • 6917 - Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation

Entry requirements

  • Relevant work experience working with saws and machinery in a construction /extractive/ forestry/ agriculture environment. This can be evidenced by a nomination or letter from your employer or evidence of relevant work experience. A pre-test may be required.

To apply 

Please click the apply button in the top right-hand corner of this webpage to begin the application process or alternatively, complete the enquiry form below. For help with applications, please contact info@tpp.ac.nz 

Enquiry form

Phone number e.g. 027 XXX XXXXX

You will be offered a place subject to meeting the entry and selection requirements and the availability of places on the programme. The Polytechnic reserves the right to not accept late applications, i.e., after the programme has started. The Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel, prior to commencement, any programme which does not attract a minimum number of students. The fees shown are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change. For further information visit here.