Turn your creativity and passion for aircraft into an exciting career. Learn how to use your precise attention to detail to apply paint and finishes to aircraft and create a specialist career as an aircraft surface finisher.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare aircraft and components for surface finishes
Apply paint to aircraft and components
Apply finishes, decals and stencils to aircrafts
Create designs from manufacturer specifications
Work safely in an aviation environment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Work on real decommissioned aircraft such as fix wing, gas turbine, propeller or rotary-wing aircraft at your TAFE campus
Work on a variety of aircrafts in your workplace
Liaise with industry professionals
Work safely and sustainably in the aviation maintenance industry
Build a strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Develop good communication and critical thinking skills
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as an apprenticeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
Be employed as an apprentice in industry
Register with an Apprenticeship Network Provider who will support your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Reading and writing skills at a Year 10 level
Genuine interest in the aviation industry
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: aircraft surface finisher.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing 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 III in Aircraft Surface Finishing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 17 units of competency, including 17 core and 0 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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