Course Start Date
9.2 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
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 YOUR TALENT
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
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- Outdoor power equipment technician
- Chainsaw mechanic
- Lawnmower mechanic
- Small engine mechanic
- Outdoor power equipment salesman
GROW YOUR CAREER
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This course is superseded.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.
To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part time day, face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 9.2 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2.5 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 12 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including work in industry, private study, and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are apprentices/trainees or existing workers working in the Outdoor Power Equipment Industry.
MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
There is a new version of this course coming soon. If it is available before you complete your studies, you will be notified of your options and may be transferred to the new course.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
- Accessibility and Disability Services
- Personal Counselling
- Vocational Counselling
- Learning Support
- International Student Support
- Multicultural Support
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Thursday from 8.00am to 4.45pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding
Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|AURPTA005||Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems|
|AURPTE002||Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines|
|AURPTE004||Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines|
|AURPTA006||Inspect and service line trimming systems and components|
|AURPTA010||Inspect and service pumping systems|
|AURPTA011||Diagnose and repair pumping systems|
|AURPTA007||Service and repair post boring systems|
|AURPTA008||Service and repair post hole digging systems|
|AURPTE003||Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines|
|AURTTK002||Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|AURAEA002||Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace|
|AURPTA009||Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems|
|AURTTA018||Carry out diagnostic procedures|
|AURPTA003||Service and repair rotary cutting systems|
|AURASA002||Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR031||Diagnose and repair ignition systems|
|AURETR012||Test and repair basic electrical circuits|
|AURETR015||Inspect, test and service batteries|
|AURTTA006||Inspect and service hydraulic systems|
|AURLTJ002||Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes|
|AURTTC001||Inspect and service cooling systems|
|AURVTW018||Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting|
|AURLTF002||Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems|
|AURPTR003||Service and repair outdoor power equipment engine management systems|
|AURTTF006||Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems|
|AURETR029||Diagnose and repair charging systems|
|AURETR030||Diagnose and repair starting systems|
|AURTTC003||Diagnose and repair cooling systems|
|AURETR025||Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles|
|AURTTF001||Inspect and service petrol fuel systems|
|AURTTX004||Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions|
|AURTTZ002||Diagnose and repair exhaust systems|
|AURVTW009||Carry out basic gas metal arc welding|
|AURAFA003||Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace|
|AURETR032||Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems|
|AURLTZ001||Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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