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Course Overview

Mode of Delivery:
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Course Duration:
4 years
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Day release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Bairnsdale Trade Centre Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Leongatha Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Port of Sale Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Ongoing Warragul Monday, Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm, Thursday 8:00am-3:00pm
Ongoing Warragul Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Block release
Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
Ongoing Yallourn Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm

About this course

Love working outdoors? Think you’re pretty handy on the tools? This this could be the course you’re looking for!

Learn how to diagnose, service and repair faults in outdoor power equipment while getting hands-on experience with push and ride on mowers, line trimmers, chainsaws and a massive variety of electrical systems and components.

Perfect for apprentices who are wanting to use this course to go further in their career, or wanting to pursue a role as a service technician.

And when you finish this course, you’ll have many pathways open to you. Some of these options include working as in an outdoor power equipment workshop and or dealership as a qualified outdoor power equipment service & repair technician.

There is also the option of taking your studies even further by completing a Certificate IV and Diploma within the automotive industry. All of our courses will further your employment opportunities and allow you to take on higher-level roles. We will be here to help you make those decisions if that’s the path you choose.

There has never been a better time to start an apprenticeship and the outdoor power equipment industry is an exciting one to choose!

Please note, students must be registered and employed in the industry given this being an apprenticeship course.

Career Opportunities

Employment in outdoor power equipment workshops and or dealerships as a qualified outdoor power equipment service & repair technician.

Opportunities for Further Study

Cert III, IV and Diploma with-in the automotive industry.

Skills or Knowledge gained

This qualification is made up of 38 units of competency which covers the skill and knowledge required to perform a broad range of service and repair tasks with-in the outdoor power industry

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: Yes

Mandatory entry requirements:

Must be a registered and employed apprentice with a completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.

Recommended entry Requirements:

Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age

Limitations to course Entry:

Not registered and employed apprentice

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

  • Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (Apprenticeship).

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024


Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $998.58 $4,992.90 $22,383.90
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $2,190.05 $2,190.05 $2,190.05
Total $3,188.63 $7,182.95 $24,573.95
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETR112 Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR125 Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
AURETR129 Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURETR130 Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURETR131 Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURLTJ102 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTX101 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURPTA103 Service and repair rotary cutting systems
AURPTA104 Service and repair drum cutting systems
AURPTA105 Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems
AURPTA106 Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
AURPTA107 Service and repair post boring systems
AURPTA108 Service and repair post hole digging systems
AURPTA109 Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems
AURPTA110 Inspect and service pumping systems
AURPTA111 Diagnose and repair pumping systems
AURPTE102 Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTE103 Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTE104 Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTR101 Test and service 240 volt portable generators
AURPTR102 Test and service electric outdoor power equipment
AURPTR104 Inspect and service cordless electric tool skins
AURPTR105 Diagnose and repair cordless electric tool skins
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA113 Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTA118 Develop and carry out diagnostic test strategies
AURTTB101 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC103 Diagnose and repair cooling systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF102 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF106 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX104 Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.