Watch and Clock Service and Repair

Qualification Certificate III (NRT)
Course number 10001
National Code MEM31010
Training Package MEM05 - Metal and Engineering
Program area Manufacturing  
Duration (nominal hours) 864

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Course overview

Course Description

This qualification is for apprentices in trades related to watch and clock
servicing and repair. It specifies the competencies required for
employment as a watch and clock service and repair tradesperson.
You will gain competencies in the disassembly, assembly, installation,
adjustment, replacement, modification, testing, fault-finding, and
maintenance and service of watch and clock cases, mechanisms and other
relevant components.  

You also have the opportunity to gain competencies in the manufacture of
watch and clock components and the setting up and operation of a
horological workshop or service centre.

Career Opportunities

There are opportunities in a variety of watch and clock service related
businesses, including retail stores, manufacturer service centres and specialist
watch and clock services and repair businesses, including self-employment.


Pathways from the qualification
Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate
IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other
relevant qualifications.
Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this
level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require
additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this

Entry Requirements

 Pathways into the qualification
There is no qualification entry requirement.
It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training
Contract and is involved in appropriate structured on-the-job learning while
undertaking this qualification.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.
Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this
qualification for those who have completed MEM10105 Certificate I in
Engineering, MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in
Engineering - Production Technology or other qualifications relevant to watch
and clock service and repair. Credit towards this qualification may also include
units of competency contained within relevant pre-vocational and
pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.


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Locations & fees

TAFE NSW fees apply to offerings of this course at the following locations. Concessions or exemptions may apply for eligible students.

Year Half Year Fee Annual Fee
2014 $419 $838

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Course structure

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What you must do to complete the course

The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
saying how many you must do.
This course has been designed to reflect the packaging requirements for
MEM31010 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair (Release
1), within the MEM05 Metal and Engineering Training Package (Release 11).
The qualification packaging rules state:
The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Watch
and Clock Service and Repair are:
* completion of all core units of competency listed below
* completion of elective units to a total value of at least 73 points,
chosen as described below:
-  watch and clock stream units from Group A to the value of at least 40
points; and
-  trade specialisation units from Group B to bring the total value to at
least 73 points.
Units with prerequisites are marked with an asterisk in the qualification.
Points associated with prerequisites count towards the total (refer to
units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2, Volume 1).
Appropriate Group B elective units to the value of 16 points may be chosen
other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units
are available for inclusion at Certificate III.
Registered Training Organisations must seek a determination from
Manufacturing Skills Australia in respect of the allocation of points
values for units of competency drawn from other Training Packages or
accredited courses.  

Note that the elective units listed below include all of the units that are
approved for selection from the MEM Training Package for use in this
qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total
units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same
Training Package.
Only select units that would be suitable for occupational outcomes in a
watch and clock service and repair environment.
To satisfy the Training Package requirements, this TAFE NSW course has been
structured as follows:
12 core units must be completed plus elective units to a total value of 73
Group 1 - Unweighted Mandatory Units
All 4 core units must be completed.
Group 2 - Weighted Mandatory Units
All 8 units must be completed.
Group 3 - Group A - Watch and Clock stream units
Units must be selected from this group to the value of at least 40
Group 4 - Group B - Certificate III Trade Specialisation units
Units to the value of 33 points/weights may be selected from this group.
Students who require support to meet their learning goals may co-enrol in
the Learner Support course (TAFE Course Number 9999). Talk to your teacher
think you may require learner support.
Talk to your teacher and/or workplace trainer to ensure that your
combination of electives provides you with a suitable vocational outcome.
If you have completed other relevant training you may be eligible to have
units of competency from previous training counted towards completion for
this course. Talk to your teacher or workplace trainer if you think you
may be eligible for recognition for units previously completed.
Some units in this course may have prerequisites that must be completed in
a lower level qualification or selected as part of this course. Refer to
the Training Package or consult your teacher for information about
prerequisites to elective units.

Course Elective Completion:

Elective module/units to a total weight/points of at least 73 must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 3, 4

All module/units must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s)
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task 9
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures 9
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment 9
Module/units to a total weight/points of only 23 must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements 45 5
MEM12024A Perform computations 27 3
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity 36 4
MEM15002A Apply quality systems 18 2
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 18 2
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 18 2
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training 18 2
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 3
Module/units to a total weight/points of at least 40 must be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM05001B Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components 36 4
MEM06007B Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing 18 2
MEM07005C Perform general machining 72 8
MEM09002B Interpret technical drawing 36 4
MEM12002B Perform electrical/electronic measurement 18 2
MEM18001C Use hand tools 18 2
MEM21001A Replace watch batteries, capacitors and bands 18 2
MEM21002A Perform watch movement exchange 18 2
MEM21003A Perform watch case servicing, repair and refurbishment 36 4
MEM21004A Clean watch and clock components 18 2
MEM21005A Diagnose faults in quartz watches 18 2
MEM21006A Service quartz watches 36 4
MEM21007A Service complex quartz watches 36 4
MEM21008A Service mechanical watches 36 4
MEM21009A Inspect, diagnose, adjust and repair mechanical watches 36 4
MEM21010A Service watch power generating systems 18 2
MEM21011A Service calendar and other dial indication mechanisms for watches 36 4
MEM21012A Service and repair mechanical watch oscillating systems 36 4
MEM21013A Service, test and adjust watch escapements 36 4
MEM21014A Service mechanical chronograph watches 54 6
MEM21015A Perform precision watch timing and adjustment 54 6
MEM21016A Install and set up clocks 18 2
MEM21017A Service and repair clock timepieces 54 6
MEM21018A Service clock escapements and oscillating systems 36 4
MEM21019A Service and repair clock striking mechanisms 36 4
MEM21020A Service and repair clock chiming mechanisms 54 6
MEM21021A Restore clockwork mechanisms 54 6
MEM21022A Manufacture watch and clock components 54 6
MEM21023A Plan, set up and operate horological workshop or service centre 36 4
MEM30025A Analyse a simple electrical system circuit 36 4
Module/units to a total weight/points of 33 may be completed
Modules/Units Name Hrs National Module(s) Weight
MEM04010B Develop and manufacture wood patterns 180 20
MEM04018B Perform general woodworking machine operations 36 4
MEM05005B Carry out mechanical cutting 18 2
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering 18 2
MEM07003B Perform machine setting (routine) 36 4
MEM07024B Operate and monitor machine/process 36 4
MEM12006C Mark off/out (general engineering) 38 4
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 18 2
MEM30012A Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment 36 4

Requirements to receive the qualification

To achieve qualification MEM31010 Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and
Repair (TAFE NSW Course Number 10001) learners are required to complete units of
competency as follows:
- all 12 core units from Group 1 and Group 2
- elective units to a total value of 73 points/weights, including
- units to a weight of at least 40 from Group 3
- units to a weight of up to 33 from Group 4.

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