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This course is superseded.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.
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
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
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.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Small Engine Mechanics maintain, test and repair engines of chainsaws, lawn mowers, garden tractors and other equipment with small engines.
Other jobs include: Outdoor power equipment technician, Chainsaw mechanic, Lawnmower mechanic and Outdoor power equipment salesman
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology does not have any related courses.
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.
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.
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