Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair - MEM31019


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

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a watch and clock service and repair tradesperson within a variety of watch and clock service related industries, including retail stores, manufacturer service centres and specialist watch and clock service and repair businesses. This also includes self-employment. This qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in trades related to watch and clock servicing and repair and describes the skills and knowledge required to perform trade work in watch and clock service and repair. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of watch and clock service and repair work, including undertaking the disassembly, assembly, installation, adjustment, replacement, modification, testing, fault finding, and maintenance and service of watch and clock cases, mechanisms and other relevant components.This qualification is designed to reflect the industry recognised skills profile associated with trade work as a watch and clock service and repair tradesperson. Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the integration of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Training Contract between the employer and apprentice.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may relate to licensing or regulatory requirements. Local regulations should be checked.


  • Perform precision watch timing and adjustment
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Replace watch batteries, capacitors and bands
  • Perform inspection
  • Service and repair clock timepieces
  • Service clock escapements and oscillating systems
  • Plan work activities
  • Perform watch case servicing, repair and refurbishment
  • Restore clockwork mechanisms
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Perform watch movement exchange
  • Install and set up clocks
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Inspect, diagnose, adjust and repair mechanical watches
  • Service mechanical watches
  • Diagnose faults in quartz watches
  • Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Manufacture watch and clock components
  • Service and repair clock chiming mechanisms
  • Use hand tools
  • Service complex quartz watches
  • Service watch power generating systems
  • Service quartz watches
  • Service and repair mechanical watch oscillating systems
  • Service, test and adjust watch escapements
  • Perform basic incidental heat/quenching, tempering and annealing
  • Service calendar and other dial indication mechanisms for watches
  • Perform computations
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Perform general machining
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Interpret technical specifications and manuals
  • Perform electrical/electronic measurement
  • Service mechanical chronograph watches
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Perform manual soldering/desoldering – electrical/electronic components
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Clean watch and clock components
  • Analyse a simple electrical system circuit
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Plan, set up and operate horological workshop or service centre
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Service and repair clock striking mechanisms

Study information

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Ultimo College, Main Campus No

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