Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology (Apprenticeship)

cet III outdoor power equipment tech app
Course Code
AUR30712 (Expression of interest)
Course Type
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Level
Apprenticeship / Traineeship
Course Location
Warragul; Yallourn; Leongatha; Bairnsdale; Sale
Course Duration
Part Time: 3 years
Course Cost
For an individual quotation of fees payable, please visit your nearest campus of GippsTAFE. Click Here for further information regarding Fees and Charges.
Study Modes
On Campus; Part Time (Day)
Automotive Department

Phone: (03) 5127 0253

Fax: 1300 094 661

Email: automotive@gippstafe.edu.au

Post: PO Box 3279, GMC 3841

Course Overview

GippsTAFE has submitted applications to ASQA with the intention of delivering these courses/qualifications in 2014

Becoming a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic means you will have the skills and knowledge to test, service and repair small engines and parts in motorcycles, boats and equipment such as chainsaws, brushcutters, lawnmowers, pumps and stationary engines.

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to solve mechanical and electrical faults, use specialist testing equipment, use precision measuring equipment, clean, lubricate and turn engines and repair damaged or faulty parts along with many other skills.

GippsTAFE is recognised by the Institute for Trade Skills Excellence as one of Australia’s leading automotive training providers. Undertaking your training with GippsTAFE will give you a nationally recognised qualification from a respected training organisation.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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

Employment Prospects

  • Light Engine Mechanic

Entry Requirements

  • Currently undertaking an apprenticeship, working in the field.

How To Apply

Direct to Institute


Assessment includes assignments and self paced workshop activities.

Opportunities For Further Study

Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology
Certificate IV in Automotive Technology (LPG Installation and Maintenance)

Course Structure

CORE UNITS (18 Units)
Common - Environment
AURAEA3003 Monitor environmental and sustainability best practice in the automotive 25
Common - Health and Safety
AURASA2002 Apply safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20
Outdoor Power Equipment - Technical
AURPTA2003 Service and repair rotary cutting systems 8
AURPTA2004 Service and repair drum cutting systems 25
AURPTA2005 Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems 25
AURPTA2006 Service line trimming systems and components 8
AURPTA2007 Service and repair post-boring systems 13
AURPTA2008 Service and repair post-hole digging systems 15
AURPTA2009 Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems 13
AURPTA2010 Service pumping systems 20
AURPTA3011 Repair pumping systems 30
Outdoor Power Equipment - Technical - Engines
AURPTE2002 Service engines and engine components (outdoor power equipment) 20
AURPTE3003 Repair engines and engine components (outdoor power equipment) 30
AURPTE4004 Overhaul engines and engine components (outdoor power equipment) 40
Outdoor Power Equipment - Technical - Electrical and Electronic
AURPTR2002 Test and service outdoor electric powered equipment 20
AURPTR3001 Test and service 240V portable generators 10
Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical
AURTTA3018 Carry out diagnostic procedures 20
Mechanical Miscellaneous - Technical - Tools and Equipment
AURTTK2002 Use and maintain workplace tools and equipment 20

*A selection of elective units are to be undertaken. Please contact us for further information