National code: AUR30716

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

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Overview About this course

Gain the practical skills and technical knowledge required to work as a qualified outdoor power equipment technician or small engine mechanic. Develop your problem-solving abilities by combining practical coursework with on-the-job training and make industry connections when you study with TAFE NSW.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Use and maintain outdoor power equipment

  • Service, diagnose and repair small and medium outdoor power equipment engines

  • Service, diagnose and repair chainsaw, drum, and rotary cutting systems

  • Inspect and service line trimming systems

  • Follow safe working practices

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience working on real-world projects, such as assessing equipment faults, repairing damaged equipment and undertaking safe work practices

  • Skills to diagnose, repair, service and maintain outdoor power equipment like chainsaws, digging, line trimming, and pumping systems with this hands-on qualification

  • Understanding of how to help improve productivity and efficiency in the workplace

  • Skills to service, repair and diagnose power equipment

  • Ability to start your own business in the outdoor power equipment industry

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at a Year 10 level or equivalent

  • Problem solving abilities

  • The ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • A passion for the outdoors and power equipment

  • Intermediate level of fitness to complete manual tasks

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Small Engine Mechanic

Small Engine Mechanics maintain, test and repair engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    95%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    400 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    41 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $830

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    0% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Decline

Other jobs include: Outdoor power equipment technician, Chainsaw mechanic, Lawnmower mechanic and Outdoor power equipment salesman

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

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Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 36 Units of competency, including 15 core and 21 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Service and repair post hole digging systems AURPTA008

  • Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems AURPTA009

  • Diagnose and repair pumping systems AURPTA011

  • Service and repair post boring systems AURPTA007

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  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

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