Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Course Code AUR30716
Campus Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details
Duration 817 hours

Course Overview

The AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Repair Technician.

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of service and repair tasks on outdoor power equipment. It is suitable for entry into the outdoor power equipment mechanical service and repair industry.

Credit will be granted towards this qualification to those who have completed AUR20816 Certificate II in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology in this Training Package, or other relevant qualification.

Put your mechanical talents and love of the outdoors to use: work as a small-engine mechanic. Keep the farm power tools operating in top gear. You’ll benefit small and rural business in our community with an apprenticeship in Outdoor Power Equipment.

Work in your family business or a private workshop on lawn mowers, chainsaws, brush-cutters, pumps and more.

We’ll set up a training plan to make sure you learn what you need at work and on campus. Learn how to work with small engines, perform daily maintenance, and carry out safe refuelling and pre-start checks.

This qualification is delivered as an Apprenticeship. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology prepares new employees, and develops existing workers, to perform service and repair roles in the outdoor power equipment mechanical service and repair industry.

Job roles related to this qualification include:

  • Outdoor power equipment technicians
  • Repair technicians

The work may also include tasks related to operating a business and/or supervising others.

Working in this industry can also be physically demanding. Applicants should consider their physical ability to complete the job role e.g. bending, lifting, manual handling etc.

Further studies
After gaining the AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology, you might wish to undertake further study in:

  • AUR40116 Certificate IV in Automotive Management
  • AUR40216 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis
  • AUR40816 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
Sessions - Dates/Times

Contact your local GOTAFE campus on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233) for full details

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

On campus is required throughout the period of the apprenticeship. Students will be advised of these dates upon enrolment. Majority of the learning is on-the-job under the supervision of the employer/workplace supervisor.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Brett Ambrosio
Location: Wangaratta and Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice 817 $3.00 $2,532.00 $15.00 $12,255.00
Govt Subsidised-Apprentice Concession 817 TBA $506.00 $15.00 $12,255.00
Full Fee 817 $5.00 $4,354.00 N/A N/A
Course Materials 817 TBA $531.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this training package.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprentices only)
Units of Competency

AUR30716 – Core Units

AURTTA018 – Carry out diagnostic procedures
AURPTE003 – Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTA011 – Diagnose and repair pumping systems
AURAEA002 – Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 – Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURPTA006 – Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
AURPTE002 – Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTA010 – Inspect and service pumping systems
AURPTE004 – Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines
AURPTA005 – Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems
AURPTA007 – Service and repair post boring systems
AURPTA008 – Service and repair post hole digging systems
AURPTA009 – Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems
AURPTA003 – Service and repair rotary cutting systems
AURTTK002 – Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

AUR30716 – Elective Units

AURVTW003 – Carry out advanced gas metal arc welding on vehicle body sections
AURVTW009 – Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
AURVTW018 – Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURVTW008 – Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
AURETR029 – Diagnose and repair charging systems
AURTTF005 – Diagnose and repair engine forced-induction systems
AURTTZ002 – Diagnose and repair exhaust systems
AURETR031 – Diagnose and repair ignition systems
AURLTZ001 – Diagnose and repair light vehicle emission control systems
AURTTF006 – Diagnose and repair petrol carburettor systems
AURETR023 – Diagnose and repair spark ignition engine management systems
AURETR030 – Diagnose and repair starting systems
AURTTB001 – Inspect and service braking systems
AURTTC001 – Inspect and service cooling systems
AURTTF002 – Inspect and service diesel fuel injection systems
AURTTE004 – Inspect and service engines
AURTTA006 – Inspect and service hydraulic systems
AURTTX004 – Inspect and service hydrostatic transmissions
AURTTD002 – Inspect and service steering systems
AURLTJ002 – Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes
AURTTA005 – Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives
AURETR012 – Test and repair basic electrical circuits
AURETR025 – Test, charge and replace batteries and jump-start vehicles

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Knowledge tests
  • Work observation evidence
  • Projects
  • Demonstration
  • Online Assessments
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233to enquire further.
Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training Contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please go to http://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au or call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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