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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

As an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician you would usually work in a workshop or combined workshops/retail sales environment diagnosing problems, repairing and servicing engine and engine components, cooling and petrol fuel systems and clutch assemblies and repairing charging, starting, ignition, electrical/electronic engine and drive management systems on power equipment.

Summary of Training

Core Units – 15 required

  • Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
  • Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
  • Service and repair rotary cutting systems
  • Service and repair chainsaw cutting systems
  • Inspect and service line trimming systems and components
  • Service and repair post boring systems
  • Service and repair post hole digging systems
  • Service and repair reciprocating cutting systems
  • Inspect and service pumping systems
  • Diagnose and repair pumping systems
  • Inspect and service outdoor power equipment engines
  • Diagnose and repair outdoor power equipment engines
  • Overhaul outdoor power equipment engines
  • Carry out diagnostic procedures
  • Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace

Elective Units – 21 required

      • Manage complex customer requirements in an automotive workplace
  • Build customer relations in an automotive workplace
  • Work effectively with others in an automotive workplace
  • Use and maintain electrical test equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Identify basic automotive faults using troubleshooting processes
  • Test and repair basic electrical circuits
  • Inspect, test and service batteries
  • Use and maintain measuring equipment in an automotive workplace
  • Carry out oxyacetylene welding, thermal heating and cutting
  • Carry out basic gas metal arc welding
  • Inspect and service engines
  • Remove, inspect and refit wheel hubs and associated brake components
  • Diagnose and repair starting systems
  • Diagnose and repair charging systems
  • Diagnose and repair ignition systems
  • Inspect and service cooling systems
  • Diagnose and repair cooling systems
  • Test and service electric outdoor power equipment
  • Test and service 240V portable generators
  • Service and repair drum cutting systems
  • Service and repair outdoor power equipment engines

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract additional incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Programme. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

 

Job Pathways

Automotive Retail, Service and Repair

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This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Automotive & Boating

Work Type
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 10910

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry.

Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information and More Details

Outdoor Power Equipment Technician - AUR30716
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 5 15 35 5 5 0 0 0
ASbA
Classification T A A A A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship

T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship

* = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases full-time or part-time ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

ANZSCO Classification: 321214

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

Traning Package Rules Summary

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