Get the practical skills and technical knowledge required to work as a qualified outdoor power equipment technician or small engine mechanic. Learn to repair lawnmowers, chainsaws and electric battery equipment through on-the-job training.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Service, diagnose and repair small and medium outdoor power equipment engines
Service, diagnose and repair chainsaw, drum, and rotary cutting systems
Service, diagnose and repair electrical, diesel and petrol fuel systems
Follow safe working practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
The skills and knowledge to start your own business
The confidence to multi-task between projects
The ability to problem-solve
Experience in communicating with team members and clients
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship
This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
A passion for the outdoors and power equipment
Reasonable physical ability to complete manual tasks
To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.
If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.
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 , Small engine mechanic and Service technician
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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The Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology does not have any pre-requisite courses.
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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 38 Units of competency, including 17 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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TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
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