Course Info

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

National Course Code: AUR30716


The nationally recognised Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology gives you the practical skills and technical knowledge needed to work as a qualified outdoor power equipment technician or small engine mechanic. Develop your problem solving ability and learn by doing with TAFE NSW.


Through theory and practical course work, you will 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
  • Service, diagnose and repair electrical, diesel and petrol fuel systems
  • Follow safe working practices


Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Attention to detail
  • A passion for repairing and restoring outdoor power tools
  • Fine motor skills
  • Good communication skills to work with team members and clients
  • The ability to multi-task between projects
  • Problem solving abilities


Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

Career opportunities:

  • Outdoor power equipment technician
  • Chainsaw mechanic
  • Lawnmower mechanic
  • Small engine mechanic
  • Outdoor power equipment salesman


Take your outdoor power equipment qualification to the next level with a TAFE NSW Business study pathway and turn your new skills into a thriving business:

  • Certificate III in Business


Qualified and skilled outdoor power equipment technicians have job opportunities in large cities and regional towns, as the modern world continues to rely on automation and power technology.

Continuing technological advancements in this area are reflected in the course content so you are industry-ready when you graduate.

This course is superseded.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.

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed

This course is superseded

Browse our courses