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AUR20816

Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Get set for a career as a serviceperson or technician in the outdoor power equipment industry with this entry-level course.

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TIME Anytime
STUDY LOCATIONS Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Course overview

Embark on a career in the outdoor power equipment industry with this entry-level course. Set yourself on the path to gain employment as an outdoor power equipment service technician or repairperson with this hands-on qualification.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, demand for qualified mechanics (including small engine mechanics) grew strongly over the past five years with employers finding it hard to fill vacancies. Job openings are expected to remain steady in the near future with around 23,000 job opening expected over the next five years. 

You will develop the practical skills and basic knowledge required to perform a limited range of service and repair tasks on outdoor power engines and associated power components for lawn mowers, chainsaws, brush cutters, generators and pumps. You will study in our world-class workshops, supported by industry-experienced teachers.

Successful completion of this course will provide the basic knowledge and practical skills required to work as an outdoor power equipment serviceperson or technician. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

What can I do?

  • Service Technician
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Serviceperson

Course outcome:

AUR20816 Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 8 elective units from the list below.

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  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAEA002
    Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAEA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to follow environmental and sustainability best practices, including complying with established workplace procedures and environmental regulations as well as following sustainability practices that may reduce the environmental impact of work practices and outputs. It applies to those working in the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURAFA001
    Use numbers in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAFA001
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to make basic mathematical measurements and calculations relating to vehicle inspection, service and repairs. It includes undertaking calculations to inform parts and labour quotations and the completion of other automotive workplace documentation. It applies to those required to apply entry-level proficiency in numerically orientated problem-solving skills. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use numbers in an automotive workplace

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  • AURAFA002
    Read and respond to automotive workplace information
    UNIT CODE :
    AURAFA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to read automotive workplace documentation in order to perform routine inspection, service and repair tasks. It involves reading texts and manuals, and identifying and applying key information. It applies to those working in an automotive workplace required to apply entry-level proficiency in reading inspection, service and repair texts and related manuals. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Read and respond to automotive workplace information

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURASA002
    Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURASA002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to identify and follow safety and emergency procedures in an automotive workplace. It involves those safety procedures to be followed when using workplace hand tools and hand-held power tools, fixed equipment, and chemicals, and when running vehicles and machinery. It includes the individual’s responsibility for safety and emergency response in the event of an accident or incident. It applies to those working on agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, marine vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment in the automotive service and repair industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace

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  • AURETR006
    Solder electrical wiring and circuits
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR006
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to solder electrical components, electrical circuits and system wiring. It involves preparing for the task, preparing components, circuits and wiring for soldering, carrying out soldering, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The electrical wiring and circuits include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, mobile plant machinery, motorcycles or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits

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  • AURETR015
    Inspect, test and service batteries
    UNIT CODE :
    AURETR015
    Unit description :
    task, inspecting battery systems, servicing the systems, and completing workplace processes and documentation, including any associated recommendations for further action. It applies to those working in the automotive service and repair industry. The battery systems include those in agricultural machinery, heavy commercial vehicles, light vehicles, vessels, motorcycles, mobile plant machinery or outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect, test and service batteries

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  • AURPTE002
    Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
    UNIT CODE :
    AURPTE002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to inspect and service engines according to manufacturer instructions. It involves preparing for the task, inspecting the engine, reporting the inspection findings, servicing and adjusting the engine, and completing workplace processes and documentation. It applies to those working in the outdoor power equipment service and repair industry. This unit does not apply to light and heavy vehicle engines. The engines include those of two-stroke and four-stroke spark ignition, or four-stroke compression ignition engines of outdoor power equipment. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines

  • UNIT CODE
  • AURTTK002
    Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    AURTTK002
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes required to select, use, maintain and store tools and equipment in an automotive workplace. It applies to those working in all sectors of the automotive industry. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
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  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
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BLOCK TRAINING
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MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (AUR20816)

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Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

COURSE CODE: AUR20816
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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

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Important Information

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Resources Required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of clear safety glasses to AS 1336 or 1337, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, mechanic gloves, and ear plugs or muffs. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard protective clothing. If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks after enrolment, during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are also required to have access to and bring personal stationary, a USB, and a calculator.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This program has been replaced by AUR20820 - Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology, as of 12 November 2020.  A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 10 December 2022. If required, enrolments will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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