Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair - MEM31010


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

This qualification is part of the Metal and Engineering Training Package. It is for apprentices in trades related to watch and clock servicing and repair. It specifies the competencies required for employment as a watch and clock service and repair tradesperson. Students will gain competencies in the disassembly, assembly, installation, adjustment, replacement, modification, testing, fault-finding, and maintenance and service of watch and clock cases, mechanisms and other relevant components. Students also have the opportunity to gain competencies in the manufacture of watch and clock components and the setting up and operation of a horological workshop or service centre.


  • Service and repair clock timepieces
  • Perform computations
  • Service calendar and other dial indication mechanisms for watches
  • Perform watch case servicing, repair and refurbishment
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment
  • Service watch power generating systems
  • Service quartz watches
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Manufacture watch and clock components
  • Service mechanical watches
  • Perform watch movement exchange
  • Use hand tools
  • Service and repair mechanical watch oscillating systems
  • Service and repair clock chiming mechanisms
  • Service complex quartz watches
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Service clock escapements and oscillating systems
  • Plan to undertake a routine task
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering - electrical/electronic components
  • Apply quality systems
  • Service mechanical chronograph watches
  • Plan a complete activity
  • Inspect, diagnose, adjust and repair mechanical watches
  • Apply quality procedures
  • Service, test and adjust watch escapements
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Diagnose faults in quartz watches
  • Plan, set up and operate horological workshop or service centre
  • Restore clockwork mechanisms
  • Clean watch and clock components
  • Perform general machining
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Install and set up clocks
  • Perform precision watch timing and adjustment
  • Service and repair clock striking mechanisms
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Replace watch batteries, capacitors and bands
  • Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment

Study pathways

Pathways into the qualificationThere is no qualification entry requirement. It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training Contract and is involved in appropriate structured on-the-job learning while undertaking this qualification.This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this qualification for those who have completed MEM10105 Certificate I in Engineering, MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in Engineering - Production Technology or other qualifications relevant to watch and clock service and repair. Credit towards this qualification may also include units of competency contained within relevant pre-vocational and pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.Pathways from the qualificationFurther training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other relevant qualifications. Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this qualification. Licensing considerationsThere are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years

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