Certificate III In Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Course Code
Heavy Commercial Vehicles & Engine Techn
Study Area(s)
Apprenticeship, Automotive
Course Length
Part-time(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.

All students required to attend on-site learning must be fully vaccinated in line with Kangan Institute’s Vaccination Policy

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace (AURAEA002)25
AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace (AURASA002)20
AURPTA003Service and repair rotary cutting systems (AURPTA003)8
AURPTA005Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems (AURPTA005)25
AURPTA006Inspect and service line trimming systems and components (AURPTA006)8
AURPTA007Service and repair post boring systems (AURPTA007)13
AURPTA008Service and repair post hole digging systems (AURPTA008)15
AURPTA009Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems (AURPTA009)13
AURPTA010Inspect and service pumping systems (AURPTA010)20
AURPTA011Diagnose and repair pumping systems (AURPTA011)30
AURPTE002Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines (AURPTE002)20
AURPTE003Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines (AURPTE003)30
AURPTE004Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines (AURPTE004)40
AURTTA018Carry out diagnostic procedures (AURTTA018)20
AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK002)20


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AURAFA003Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace (AURAFA003)20
AURETR009Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems (AURETR009)40
AURETR012Test and repair basic electrical circuits (AURETR012)40
AURETR023Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems (AURETR023)60
AURETR025Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles (AURETR025)15
AURETR029Diagnose and repair charging systems (AURETR029)30
AURETR030Diagnose and repair starting systems (AURETR030)30
AURETR031Diagnose and repair ignition systems (AURETR031)30
AURETR032Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems (AURETR032)80
AURHTF002Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle diesel fuel injection systems (AURHTF002)80
AURLTX001Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions (AURLTX001)40
AURPTA004Service and repair drum cutting systems (AURPTA004)25
AURPTR001Test and service 240 volt portable generators (AURPTR001)10
AURPTR002Test and service electric outdoor power equipment (AURPTR002)20
AURTTB001Inspect and service braking systems (AURTTB001)20
AURTTC003Diagnose and repair cooling systems (AURTTC003)20
AURTTD002Inspect and service steering systems (AURTTD002)10
AURTTD004Inspect and service suspension systems (AURTTD004)10
AURTTF006Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems (AURTTF006)50
AURTTK001Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace (AURTTK001)15
AURTTX004Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions (AURTTX004)10
AURVTW009Carry out basic gas metal arc welding (AURVTW009)20
AURVTW018Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting (AURVTW018)30

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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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
982 982 $3.56 $0.71 $16.75

^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 2022. 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.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

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.

If you are enrolling in this course as part of an apprenticeship, you must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

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.