National code: MEA40718

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream)

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

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 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

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 the aeroskills industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer

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

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 aircraft motors and aircraft maintenance

  • A talent for mechanical work

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at year 10 level

  • Excellent teamwork

  • Interpersonal skills

  • 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:

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Mechanical) inspect, test, repair and install aircraft hydromechanical and flight system components and aircraft engines, subassemblies and components.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).


  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    1,100 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    34 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.


  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    42 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.


  • Gender share

    5% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.


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.

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) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream) 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 (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.

  • Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment MEA118

  • Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities MEA155

  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications MEA107

  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance MEA158

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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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

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