National code: MEA50118

    Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Take your avionics career to the next level as you learn advanced technical skills and develop your ability as a supervisor. Gain industry recognised qualifications and work as a licensed aircraft mechanical engineer in this innovative industry.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Manage an avionic workshop environment

    • Troubleshoot advanced avionic issues

    • Plan and implement avionic activities

    • Calculate weight and balance

    • Work safely and sustainably

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Experience managing a workshop environment

    • Skills to troubleshoot advanced avionic issues

    • Confidence to plan and implement avionic activities

    • Skills in analytical and diagnostic problem-solving

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

    • Eligibility to apply for a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

    SuitabilityIs 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:

    • Successfully completed the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)

    • A genuine interest in the aviation industry and aircraft maintenance

    • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination

    • Reading, writing and maths skills at year 10 level

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like:

    Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)

    Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics) inspect, test, align, repair and install aircraft electrical and avionic system 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.

      1,400 workers

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

      33 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.

      43 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: 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. Upon graduation from this course, you will be eligible to apply for a B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), which is required to work as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME).

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

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

    The Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) 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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 32 Units of competency , including 8 core and 13 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Perform administrative processes to prepare for certification of civil aircraft maintenanceMEA111

    • Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activitiesMEA112

    • Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplaceMEA113

    • Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenanceMEA116

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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)

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