National code: MEA20518

    Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    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

    Course outcomes

    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

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    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

    Entry recommendations

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    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.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specificationsMEA107

    • Apply self in the aviation maintenance environmentMEA117

    • Perform administrative processes to prepare for certification of civil aircraft A level line maintenMEA119

    • Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenanceMEA154

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    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

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