Course Name:Undertake brushcutting operations
Description:This course provides participants with relevant and comprehensive training in order to equip those participating with the skills and knowledge to operate a brushcutter, carry out pre-start and post-start checks of a brush cutter and use basic brush cutting techniques in accordance with Workplace Health and Safety legislative requirements and standards.

Topics covered in this course:

  • Observe and follow OH&S procedures, practices, policies and precautions

  • Selection of PPE in accordance with OH&S requirements

  • Brushcutter design, components, maintenance and cutting attachments

  • Start up & shut down procedures

  • Identifying brushcutting requirements

  • Assessing site for risk potential

  • Selection of appropriate equipment in accordance with safety and maintenance requirements and equipment is checked for serviceability
  • Maintaining a safe working distance from other personnel

  • Identifying safety issues and referring to others

  • Maintaining communication with supervisor and other workers

  • Monitoring brushcutter effectiveness and refuelling


  • Teaching strategy: Lectures, demonstrations, student workbooks, various handouts, practical training.


    Method of assessment:
    Oral / written tests, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, verbal questions, practical exercises. Participants must perform pre-start checks correctly and operate the brushcutter efficiently and safely in order to demonstrate competence. Competency requires the application of work practices under work conditions. Selection and use of resources for some worksites may differ due to the regional or enterprise circumstances.

    Student numbers: 8 per class (nominal).

    Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions to achieve competence.

    Trainer/s: Our instructors are appropriately qualified and have recognised teaching qualifications including Workplace Assessor.
    Units:FWPFGM2207 - Undertake brushcutting operations
    Cost:Contact Us
    Duration:1 Day - course duration may depend on course numbers, experience and performance of participants.
    Prerequisites:Participants will need to meet the age requirements as stated in relevant Government regulations or industrial awards, and will need to demonstrate the physical and psychological capacity to manipulate a brushcutter.
    Qualification:Statement of Attainment
    Outcomes:On completion of this unit, participants are able to plan and safely carry out brushcutting operations. They will also be able to carry out equipment maintenance.
    Notes:All training aids including brushcutter and safety equipment will be provided for use as required. Suitable site/s for the practical component of the course required. Participants are required to wear/bring their own steel capped boots.

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