Certificate III in Watch and Clock Service and Repair

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 20 Mar 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Watch and Clock Service and Repair course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification is for apprentices in trades related to watch and clock
    servicing and repair. It specifies the competencies required for employment as a
    watch and clock service and repair tradesperson.

    You will gain competencies in the disassembly, assembly, installation,
    adjustment, replacement, modification, testing, fault-finding, and maintenance
    and service of watch and clock cases, mechanisms and other relevant components.

    You also have the opportunity to gain competencies in the manufacture of watch
    and clock components and the setting up and operation of a horological workshop
    or service centre.

    Course outcomes and careers

    There are opportunities in a variety of watch and clock service related
    businesses, including retail stores, manufacturer service centres and specialist
    watch and clock services and repair businesses, including self-employment.


    Pathways from the qualification
    Further training pathways from this qualification include MEM40105 Certificate
    IV in Engineering and MEM50105 Diploma of Engineering - Advanced Trade or other
    relevant qualifications.

    Competitive Manufacturing qualifications are available for employees at this
    level who already possess trade and other technical skills and who require
    additional manufacturing practice skills above those available in this

    Entry requirements

    Pathways into the qualification
    There is no qualification entry requirement.

    It is assumed that the learner is engaged as an apprentice under a Training
    Contract and is involved in appropriate structured on-the-job learning while
    undertaking this qualification.

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Credit for relevant units of competency achieved should be granted towards this
    qualification for those who have completed MEM10105 Certificate I in
    Engineering, MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering, MEM20205 Certificate II in
    Engineering - Production Technology or other qualifications relevant to watch
    and clock service and repair. Credit towards this qualification may also include
    units of competency contained within relevant pre-vocational and
    pre-apprenticeship programs and Statements of Attainment.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Apprenticeship - NSW
    Course start:
    Mon 20 Mar 2017
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    21 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    Indicative timetable:

    Classes are block release. 6 blocks, each block 3 days Monday to Wednesday. Blocks commence on Monday 20/03/17, 01/05/17, 05/06/17, 31/7/17, 4/9/17 & 20/11/17. 09:00am to 16:45pm.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

    Other Information:

    This is a commericial offering for NSW apprentices.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment10
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures9
    MEM15002AApply quality systems18
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training18
    MEM21004AClean watch and clock components18
    MEM21005ADiagnose faults in quartz watches18
    MEM21009AInspect, diagnose, adjust and repair mechanical watches36
    MEM21016AInstall and set up clocks18
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    MEM12024APerform computations27
    MEM12002BPerform electrical/electronic measurement18
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM21015APerform precision watch timing and adjustment54
    MEM21003APerform watch case servicing, repair and refurbishment36
    MEM21002APerform watch movement exchange18
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity36
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task9
    MEM21001AReplace watch batteries, capacitors and bands18
    MEM21017AService and repair clock timepieces54
    MEM21012AService and repair mechanical watch oscillating systems36
    MEM21011AService calendar and other dial indication mechanisms for watches36
    MEM21018AService clock escapements and oscillating systems36
    MEM21007AService complex quartz watches36
    MEM21014AService mechanical chronograph watches54
    MEM21008AService mechanical watches36
    MEM21006AService quartz watches36
    MEM21010AService watch power generating systems18
    MEM21013AService, test and adjust watch escapements36
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment9



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