About Us

Providing Skills Training Since 1994

About Us

Since 1994

What We Offer

We offer skills training for rural, regional and remote communities. Courses available include, ACDC, small motors maintenance, biosecurity measures, firearms safety and more.

We also deliver chainsaw training courses from basic to advanced (including pole saw training) which can be delivered anywhere.   

As a nationally recognised training organisation (RTO 45172), we specialise in on-site training and are skilled in training all knowledge and skill levels, from beginners to the more experienced.

We can (and have) trained many disaster relief workers on site after events such as Cyclones Marcia and Yasi, where the disaster clean up was able to be conducted alongside training.

As licensed professional trainers we have trained staff and disaster management volunteers for many employers including government and non-government agencies.

We have provided professional training for:

Local Government

  • Barcaldine Shire Council
  • Banana Shire Council
  • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
  • Cloncurry Shire Council
  • Livingstone Shire Council
  • Mackay Regional Council
  • Tablelands Regional Council
  • Indigenous councils


  • Emergency Management Queensland – SES, Rural Fire Brigades
  • Serco Sodexo Defence Services
  • QPWS
  • DAFF
  • Dept Resources

Non Government

  • Central Qld Mines
  • Dairy Farmers Atherton Tablelands
  • Great Southern Plantations
  • ITEC, Jobfind, Job futures, NEATO and Workways
  • ITC
  • Mossman Port Douglas Tree Lopping
  • Mossman Sugar Mill
  • Terrain

Latest Media

7 Mackay News

From time to time, Rod will be providing opportunities for chainsaw training to be highlighted in local media.  Below are some recent examples of interviews given.
In October 2019, Rod provided an interview for a Mackay Regional Council piece on their chainsaw training course.

This latest course was unique in that the majority of students were women.

In this video, two of the students demonstrate their new found confidence.  

Video kindly supplied by 7 News Mackay

A recent photo of Rod the Chainsaw Whisperer and students were taken by the Mackay Daily Mercury photographer in a media shoot after a local chainsaw course.