National code: MEA40618

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)

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Overview About this course

Become an aircraft mechanical engineer and help Australia fly safely in this hands-on course. Learn a range of electrical system processes for commercial, private, domestic and international aircraft, and gain exposure into the dynamic avionics industry.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Work on a range of real decommissioned aircrafts

  • Assess a variety of aircraft in a workplace setting

  • Practise under the supervision of a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer

  • Perform safe and sustainable avionic maintenance industry practices

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Confidence to service real decommissioned aircraft in a simulated workplace

  • Skills to solve and communicate key avionics challenges and issues

  • Learn under a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer

  • Knowledge to understand the latest in safe and sustainable avionic maintenance practice

  • A strong pathway to further study in the Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) and subsequent qualifications to become a licenced aircraft maintenance engineer

Suitability Is 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

  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application


  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship. Enquire today to discuss your eligibility.

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • A genuine interest in the aviation industry and aircraft maintenance

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 level

  • 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.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:


An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC), is required for workers who want to be employed in the avionics industry. You will need this to complete work as an apprentice.

Study pathways

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

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

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) 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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 25 Units of competency , including 12 core and 13 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.

  • Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance MEA154

  • Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts MEA246

  • Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components MEA201

  • Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities MEA296

TAFE NSW services Facilities 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)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

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