If you appreciate a beautiful watch and want to learn the art of horology, open the door on a timeless career. From vintage Swiss watches and pocket watches to the mechanics of antique clocks, there is something for everyone in this course.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Service and repair watch and clock mechanisms
Service, test and adjust watch escapements
Diagnose faults in quartz watches
Replace watch batteries
Service, test and adjust mechanical chronograph watches
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Techniques to dismantle precision instruments
Confidence in peforming diagnostic and repair work on timepieces
Experience in testing and finding faults
The skills to maintain and service mechanisms, case covers and other relevant components
Be comfortable with estimating repair costs and gathering information for timepiece problems and service history
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An enjoyment of technical work
The ability to work well with your hands
Strong customer service skills
Patience for fine, continuous work
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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:
Watch and Clock Makers and Repairers make, repair, clean and adjust watches and clocks.
Other jobs include: Watch repairer, Clock repairer, Watch and clockmaker, Watchmaker service technician (watch brand service centres), Sole trader watchmaker and Sole trader clockmaker
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair 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 Watch and Clock Service and Repair qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 Weighting points, including 33 core and 63 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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