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.
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
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
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.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
An Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) does not have any post-graduate 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 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.
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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