Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology - AUR30716


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks in the outdoor power equipment retail, service and repair industry.


  • 36 units: 15 core
  • 21 elective


  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle diesel fuel injection systems
  • Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service braking systems
  • Load and unload goods/cargo
  • Test and service 240 volt portable generators
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service manual transmissions
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle manual transmissions
  • Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems
  • Carry out manual metal arc welding on components
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Service and repair drum cutting systems
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles
  • Diagnose and repair pumping systems
  • Inspect and service hydraulic systems
  • Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
  • Move materials mechanically using automated equipment
  • Inspect and service suspension systems
  • Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
  • Diagnose and repair heavy vehicle clutch systems
  • Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Service and repair outdoor power equipment engine management systems
  • Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions
  • Inspect, service and repair track type drive and support systems
  • Communicate business information in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect and service cooling systems
  • Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
  • Service and repair post boring systems
  • Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
  • Service and repair post hole digging systems
  • Build customer relations in an automotive workplace
  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle engines
  • Service and repair rotary cutting systems
  • Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
  • Remove, replace and program electrical and electronic units and assemblies
  • Inspect and service petrol fuel systems
  • Inspect and service steering systems
  • Inspect suspension systems
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Diagnose complex system faults
  • Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
  • Install vehicle lighting and wiring systems
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle steering systems
  • Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Solder electrical wiring and circuits
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems
  • Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
  • Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
  • Test and service electric outdoor power equipment
  • Inspect and service pumping systems
  • Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems
  • Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines
  • Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
  • Diagnose and repair hydrostatic transmissions
  • Carry out oxyacetylene brazing of components
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • Inspect and service final drive assemblies
  • Carry out tungsten inert gas welding
  • Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines
  • Manage complex customer requirements in an automotive workplace
  • Inspect, test and service batteries

Standard entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Druitt College Domestic: $12,770
  • Part-time : 2.5 years
Wagga Wagga Campus No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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