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This course is superseded.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.
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
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
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
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Structures) inspect, dismantle and reassemble aircraft structures, and repair and replace components of aircraft frames.
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 (Structures) does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) 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 (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.
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