AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who perform a broad range of tasks in the outdoor power equipment retail, service and repair industry.

AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology prepares new employees for work in the industry and is also suitable to recognise and develop existing workers in the field of OPE service and repair.

This course is for people who are currently employed in the OPE industry.   To enrol in this course, you must be employed in the industry either under a contract of training (apprentice or school based apprentice) or as a non-apprentice and have access to a relevant workplace.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, dates and times

Campbell Street Campus

    • Rolling intakes: You can start this course at any time.
    • Duration: Day Release 1 day per week for 32 weeks, Monday to Thursday – 8am to 4:30pm

Alanvale Campus

    • Rolling intakes: You can start this course at any time.
    • Duration: Block Release either 3 x 2 Week Blocks or 6 x 1 week blocks, Day Release 1 day per week for 30 weeks, Monday to Friday – 8am to 4:30pm

Attendance Options

Part time (Block or Day Release from Workplace)

Learning Options

This course may be delivered via the following study mode:

  • Workplace/Workshops (on the job training and campus based classes)

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Verbal questioning
  • Profiling of workplace tasks
  • Quizzes/multiple choice
  • Observations on the job and/or in a simulated assessment environment

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide their own Personal Protective Equipment, which includes.

  • Safety glasses – required to meet Australian Standards AS1337 and have clear lenses
  • Safety Footwear (steel cap toe)
  • Combination overalls
  • Optional – Hearing protection (ear muffs/ear plugs)
  • Optional – Hand protection (gloves)

Are there ‘other’ costs?

Other Fees apply to this course for login access to the following

  • MyProfiling $50
  • CDX Global $85
  • Automate $36

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course.

Work Placements, Licensing and Other Requirements

Those students who need a Forklift License need to have a drivers license and be 18 years of age.

Successful completion of this course can lead to eligibility to apply for a Workplace Standards Forklift License. Please note that TasTAFE do not issue the license and that it is your responsibility to meet any additional requirements. Further details can be found here WorkSafe Tasmania Website.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

The following skills and attributes will be useful to students studying this course:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • Basic comprehension and mechanical aptitude skills
  • The ability to use a computer and phone Apps


You need to be employed or have a work history within the automotive industry to complete this course.
Contact us today to find out if this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support. Further details relating to Student Support Services are available at our Student Support Services page.


AUIR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology

Qualification Requirements

To achieve AUR30716 Certificate III in Outdoor Power Equipment Technology, 36 units must be successfully completed.   These include 15 core units and 21 electives.


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