Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Course Code
Heavy Commercial Vehicles & Engine Techn
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Part-time day(3 years)
Flexible(3 years)

Start Date(s): We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): Generally an apprenticeship take 3 years of schooling and 1 year on the job training
Days and Time: Apprenticeship: Block release is available. You will attend classes for one week approximately every two months. Monday to Thursday 8am - 4.30pm and Friday 8am - 1pm
Non Apprentice: Program will be customised to suit your requirements.

Course Overview

This course trains you to work with outdoor power equipment, including small engines, mowers, chain saws and trimmers, from theory to hands-on repairs of engine components to occupational health and safety.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
AURPTA003Service and repair rotary cutting systems8
AURPTA005Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems25
AURPTA006Inspect and service line trimming systems and components8
AURPTA007Service and repair post boring systems13
AURPTA008Service and repair post hole digging systems15
AURPTA009Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems13
AURPTA010Inspect and service pumping systems20
AURPTA011Diagnose and repair pumping systems30
AURPTE002Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines20
AURPTE003Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines30
AURPTE004Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines40
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures20
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURACA003Build customer relations in an automotive workplace20
AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace20
AURETR006Solder electrical wiring and circuits20
AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems40
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits40
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems60
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems30
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems30
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems30
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems80
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems80
AURLTJ002Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes40
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions40
AURLTX003Diagnose and repair light vehicle clutch systems30
AURPTA004Service and repair drum cutting systems25
AURPTR001Test and service 240 volt portable generators10
AURPTR002Test and service electric outdoor power equipment20
AURPTR003Service and repair outdoor power equipment engine management systems40
AURSCA001Select and supply automotive parts and products100
AURTTA006Inspect and service hydraulic systems20
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems20
AURTTC001Inspect and service cooling systems10
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems20
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems10
AURTTD003Inspect suspension systems10
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems10
AURTTE004Inspect and service engines20
AURTTF001Inspect and service petrol fuel systems25
AURTTF002Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems20
AURTTF005Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems15
AURTTF006Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems50
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace15
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace 15
AURTTQ001Inspect and service final drive assemblies5
AURTTX004Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions10
AURTTZ002Diagnose and repair exhaust systems10
AURVTW003Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections30
AURVTW008Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting30
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding20

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and the how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be provided with this information.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2020 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2020 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2020: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
982 982 $3.27 $0.65 $16.34

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2020. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

You must have satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills and be at least 15 years old at the time of application. This qualification is suitable for an Australian apprenticeship pathway. You may participate in this course while searching for suitable employment but you will need to complete extra practical work at further cost if you do not secure a workplace.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Docklands campus.

What employment opportunities will I have?

The Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (AUR30716) is intended to prepare you to perform service and repair roles in the outdoor power equipment mechanical service and repair industry. This course may lead to employment as an:

• Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

• Repair Technician

The work may also include tasks related to the operation of the business and/or the supervision of others.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (AUR30716). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

This course leads to advanced study in automotive certificate IV or diploma courses.

How do I apply?

Apprentice/Trainees - You will need to have an employer and then contact an Australian Apprentice Support Network office to sign a training contract.

Non- Apprentices - To apply click on the yellow Apply Here Button. You can also call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

How will I be selected for this course?

AASN registration or interview for apprentices. Non-apprentices will be offered a position based on their past experience and ability to source additional skills practice.