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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
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.

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