National code: MEA40718

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream)

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Overview About this course

Fly into a varied and exciting career as an aircraft mechanical engineer and help build the success of Australia’s aviation industry. You’ll play a vital role in ensuring passenger safety and aircraft excellence as an avionics mechanical engineer.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Remove, install, inspect and test various systems and mechanical components on aircraft

  • Interpret aviation maintenance manuals

  • Carry out routine and fault repair mechanical work

  • Plan and organise maintenance activities

  • Work safely and sustainably in an aviation maintenance environment

Course outcomes

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

  • Experience working on real decommissioned aircraft such as fixed-wing, gas turbine, propeller or rotary-wing aircraft at your TAFE campus

  • Experience servicing a variety of aircraft in your workplace

  • Skills to employ safe and sustainable practice in the avionic maintenance industry

  • Strong pathways to further avionics study

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 keen interest in the avionics industry and mechanics

  • An aptitude for practical, hands-on skills

  • The ability to work well in a team and individually

  • Initiative and responsibility

  • Good workplace and technical communication skills

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: aircraft mechanical engineer (AME) specialising in aircraft maintenance, aircraft maintenance engineer and licensed aircraft mechanical engineer (LAME)


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:

Previous study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

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The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) does not have any post-graduate courses.

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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 (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 21 Units of competency, including 8 core and 13 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 specifications MEA107

  • Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment MEA118

  • Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance MEA154

  • Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities MEA155

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

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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