Become an aircraft maintenance engineer in a dynamic industry where avionic mechanic skills are in growing demand. Gain important avionic mechanical knowledge and real life industry experience under expert guidance to support safe, quality air travel.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repairs
Modify airframes and airframe mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems
Assess and adjust aircraft engines and propellers
Test and repair fixed wing, gas turbine, propeller or rotary wing aircraft
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 NSW campus
Experience onsite in real avionic workshops
Skills to assess and repair real aircraft in your workplace
Demonstrate your skills under the supervision of a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer
Qualifications to practise as an aircraft maintenance engineer under the supervision of a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer
A strong pathway to further study in the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) and subsequent qualifications to become a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer
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 genuine interest in aircraft motors and aircraft maintenance
A talent for mechanical work
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) inspect, test, repair and install aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.
Other jobs include: Licenced Aircraft maintenance engineer (LAME)
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream) leads you to the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical), which is one of the qualifications you’ll need to gain a B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), and work as a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream) 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 IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop 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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