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  • AUR30716

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

At a glance

At a glance

Enhance your career in the outdoor power equipment industry by developing your technical knowledge and skills with this hands-on course.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Technician
  • Repair Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career in the outdoor power equipment industry with the skills to work as a small engine mechanic. This mid-level course is perfect for individuals aiming to further their career or gain a qualification as an outdoor power equipment repair technician. The industry is seeking competent technicians as well new apprentices to address current skills shortages, providing solid job opportunities for individuals with the right skills.

You will develop the practical skills and knowledge required to undertake repair and servicing of electrical and mechanical outdoor power equipment including, lawn mowers, chainsaws, brush cutters, pumps and other similar equipment. Additionally, you will learn how to identify the components of small engines, perform daily maintenance, and carry out safe refuelling and pre-start checks. Training is delivered in our world-class workshops, supported by industry-experienced teachers.

Successful completion of this course will provide the technical knowledge and skills required to work as an outdoor power equipment repair technician. If completed as part of an apprenticeship, it may also lead to a trade qualification.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 21 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURAEA002
Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002
Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURPTA003
Service and repair rotary cutting systems
AURPTA005
Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems
AURPTA006
Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
AURPTA007
Service and repair post boring systems
AURPTA008
Service and repair post hole digging systems
AURPTA009
Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems
AURPTA010
Inspect and service pumping systems
AURPTA011
Diagnose and repair pumping systems
AURPTE002
Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTE003
Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTE004
Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines
AURTTA018
Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTK002
Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AURETR012
Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025
Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR029
Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR030
Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR031
Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURETR032
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
AURPTR003
Service and repair outdoor power equipment engine management systems
AURSCA001
Select and supply automotive parts and products
AURTTA005
Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURTTA006
Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTC001
Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTD002
Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTF001
Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
AURTTF002
Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF006
Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTQ003
Inspect and service drive shafts
AURTTX002
Inspect and service manual transmissions
AURTTX005
Inspect and service clutch systems
AURTTX006
Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
AURVTW008
Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW009
Carry out basic gas metal arc welding

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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Important Information
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Entry requirements

Apprenticeship

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland