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Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment

Course Code: AUR30713
Study Area:
Automotive and Engineering

This course provides training and assessment for an apprentice in the outdoor power equipment industry covering rider mowers, chainsaws and small engines. Gain the knowledge and skills required to develop a trade career working in this industry.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Apprenticeship/Trainee - 4 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Light engine mechanic

  • Full time outdoor equipment apprenticeship, under a training agreement with your employer

Course overview

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. Competency based progression (CBP) apprenticeships in Victoria were previously time based, meaning apprentices were required to serve out the entire time of a training contract (generally four years for apprenticeships). Now apprentices operate under competency based training which places emphasis on the workplace application of attained knowledge and skills. Competency based progression means that as an apprentice completes a progression point, they may be entitled to a wage increase. Progression points are triggered at 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% of competition of the apprenticeship.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • No student selection process required

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Written test

Learning options
  • Apprenticeship/Trainee
  • Classroom

Key study areas
Occupational health and safety, engines, electrical, electronic management systems, fuel systems, braking systems, ignition systems, cooling systems, steering and suspension and final drive systems. There is also a number of units specific to outdoor power equipment such as the service/repair of portable generators, rotary cutting systems and pumping systems.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Automotive Technology


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 2/03/2015 11:46 AM

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