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HORT319 – Chainsaw Maintenance

Module code
Module title
Chainsaw Maintenance
To develop students ability to safely and accurately maintain a chainsaw.
  • SX1703
  • WB2676
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of a chainsaw cutting unit.
Sharpen a chainsaw chain.
Check and maintain a chainsaw.
-Chainsaw components, cutter profiles, sprocket sizes, pitch, guage
-Sharpening tools
-Maintenance requirements
-Cutting fault causes
-Chain running in
-Consequences of using poorly maintained chain
-Chain sharpening and testing.
-Chainsaw maintenance, tools required
-Potential faults
-Reassembly, safe working conditions, industry standards, manufacturers recommendations
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks.

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