Course Type:
Accredited Course; Apprenticeship
Study Mode:
On Campus, Part Time
4 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments

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Course Overview

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.


Block release:
Monday 8:00am–4:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm, Wednesday 8:00am–4:00pm

Day release:
Yallourn: Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm
Leongatha: Monday 8:00am–4:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm
Warragul: Tuesday 8:00am–4:00pm, Thursday 8:00am–4:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

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  IV and Diploma with-in the automotive industry.

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Must be a registered and employed apprentice.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Completion of year ten secondary studies, 16 years of age with a completion of a language literacy and numeracy assessment.

Limitations to entry

  • Not registered and employed apprentice


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Pens, pencils, PPE as required

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Course units
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
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
AURKTA005 Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURLTX001 Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
AURPTA003 Service and repair rotary cutting systems
AURPTA004 Service and repair drum 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
AURPTR001 Test and service 240 volt portable generators
AURPTR002 Test and service electric outdoor power equipment
AURTTA006 Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTA013 Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
AURTTA018 Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURTTB001 Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC001 Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTD002 Inspect and service steering systems
AURTTD004 Inspect and service suspension systems
AURTTF002 Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTF006 Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURTTK001 Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
AURTTX004 Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions


Practical experiences, practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, workbooks/online assessments