National code: MEA41318

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)

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Overview About this course

Follow your passion for aviation and expand your technical knowledge with this hands-on course. Use your specialised skills to work as an avionic mechanical engineer to fault, diagnose and repair multiple aeroplane structures and help maintain the strength of Australia’s aviation industry.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Repair and modify aircraft structures

  • Test, repair and recover aircraft structures

  • Inspect and repair wooden structures

  • Plan and implement WHS standards

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

  • Exposure to a variety of aircraft in your workplace

  • Learn under the supervision of a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer

  • Experience in working safely and sustainably in the avionic maintenance industry

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Check the campus page for requirements to take this course as an apprenticeship

  • This course may also be offered as a non-apprenticeship

  • Enquire today to discuss your eligibility

Entry recommendations

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

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 level

  • A genuine interest in the aviation industry and aircraft maintenance

  • 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 (Structures)

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures) inspect, dismantle and reassemble aircraft structures, and repair and replace components of aircraft frames.

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

    94%

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

    300 workers

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

    42 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.

    $1,670

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

    41 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.

    Medium

  • Gender share

    0% 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.

    Decline

Licensing

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 (Structures) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) 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 (Structures) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 19 Units of competency , including 14 core and 5 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.

  • Fabricate basic structural components for aircraft MEA420

  • Repair/modify aircraft metal structure MEA422

  • Fabricate advanced structural components for aircraft MEA421

  • Aircraft structure major disassembly and reassembly MEA423

  • ... 4

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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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