Learn a wide range of practical aviation and mechanical skills on your way to becoming a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer. Train on real aircraft and work in civilian or military aviation where your unique skills will be in high demand.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Repair foundational aircraft
Remove and install avionic components
Perform electrical tests
Use hand tools at a high-end technical level
Fill out complex regulatory maintenance logs
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Eligibility to apply for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer A Licence through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
Experience working on real-life decommissioned aircraft at a TAFE NSW campus
Experience keeping complex work logs for compliance and regulation
Exposure to industry networks
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
Be employed as an apprentice in industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A genuine interest in the aviation industry
An aptitude for practical tasks
Effective English, maths and communication skills
The ability to work as part of a team
Great interpersonal skills
Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Licensed aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)
Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer A Licence through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). This falls under part 66 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulation. For further information, please visit the CASA website.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 14 core and 1 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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