HORT328 – Chippers

Module code
Module title
The aim of this module is to develop student’s ability to use a brushwood chipper.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Prepare to use a brushwood chipper in an arboriculture situation
Use a brushwood chipper
Remove a brushwood chipper from the site
- Verify personal safety equipment
- Check and service brushwood chipper; safety features, road worthiness, fuel, coolant and hydraulic oil levels, regular service and maintenance
- Site selection criteria; ground stability, gradient, safe access, overhead obstacles, proximity to work, site security
- Preparation; pre-start checks, greasing, blade sharpness, anvil gap, discharge chute direction, clear in feed table
- Bush stacking
- Operating procedures; operating speed, safe stopping procedures
- Bush chipping
- Stopping chipper
- Transporting chipper
- Completing work and site condition
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group practical activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments centred on project based learning.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.