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We offer two options for undertaking this course.

Option 1 - Weekly attendance (limit of 12 students)
Course Duration: Three Years at two semesters (four terms) per year.
Cost: $700.00 + GST per semester (subject to change)
Time: 6.00pm 9.00pm
Day: Monday OR Thursday
Venue: 6/1808 Albany Highway (cnr Austin Ave), Kenwick

Option 2 - Intensive Course (limit of 2 students)
Course Duration: Two week block sessions (6 hours per day for 10 working days); at least two sessions per year for three years for a student with no prior experience/knowledge.
Cost: $3000.00 + GST per two week block (equivalent to one semester's workload)
Time: 9.00am 3.30pm (inc 30 min lunch break)
Day: Monday - Friday
Dates: By appointment only
Venue: 6/1808 Albany Highway (cnr Austin Ave), Kenwick

The Enrolment Forms are available by clicking on the links below and should be forwarded to WCSWA by email. To secure your place, advance payment by direct bank transfer is required. Bank details can be found on the enrolment form. Further information may be obtained by email or by phoning Nino on 0405 172 001.
2022 Enrolment form - Option 1: Weekly attendance  
Enrolment form - Option 2: Intensive course

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Our first female graduate. ELLEN ARSCOTT

Course Overview

The course will cover all aspects of watch and clock repair: from the simple changing of a watch battery to the servicing of watch and clocks. It will also include the use of measuring equipment as well as learning how to construct useful tools. The theory behind the mechanisms of clockwork will be covered as well as technical drawings of various parts and tools. The purpose of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills to operate in the Watch and Clockmaker's trade. Students who obtain a satisfactory level of competency in this course will be offered the opportunity to engage in work experience. This will be invaluable for those who are keen to progress in this trade.

Course Outline

It is anticipated that students will complete five units each semester (at least ten units per year). The cost is $770 inclusive of GST per semester, payable in advance. The student will receive official notification upon successfully completing each year. If a student does not attain the necessary skills in the allotted time, they will need to repeat that unit. A basic equipment list is available by clicking here. It will not be necessary to have all items on this list prior to the first session. Throughout the duration of the course, students will be able to purchase and accumulate many tools required for working in this trade.


Lecturer Nino Sardi teaching a group of students

Summary of Course Content

  • Replace watch batteries, capacitors & bands
  • Perform watch movement exchange
  • Perform watch case servicing
  • Clean watch & clock components
  • Diagnose faults in quartz watches
  • Service quartz watches
  • Service complex quartz watches
  • Service mechanical watches
  • Inspect, diagnose & repair mechanical watches
  • Service watch power generating systems
  • Service calendar / dial indication mechanisms
  • Service/repair mechanical oscillating systems
  • Service/test/adjust watch escapements
  • Service mechanical chronograph watches
  • Perform precision watch timing & adjustment
  • Install & set up clocks
  • Service/repair clock timepieces
  • Service clock escapements & oscillating systems
  • Service/repair clock striking mechanisms
  • Service/repair clock chiming mechanisms
  • Restore clock mechanisms
  • Manufacture watch & clock components
  • Set up/operate watch & clock workshop


Lecturer Guenter Best explaining the workings of a Seiko automatic watch to a student

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