National code: MEA50219

Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

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Overview About this course

Take the next step in your career as you learn to troubleshoot, problem-solve and repair the mechanical parts of an aircraft. Your specialised skills and knowledge will allow you to supervise a maintenance team to keep planes flying safely.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft mechanical maintenance

  • Assess structural repair or modification requirements

  • Plan, implement and supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities

  • Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance

  • Process human resources and work health and safety (WHS) admin

Course Outcomes

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

  • Learn on real aircraft

  • Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

  • Remove and install avionic system components

  • Perform aircraft flight servicing

  • Pathway to further study

  • Eligibility to apply for a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

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

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • 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:

  • Completed Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)

  • An aptitude for practical tasks

  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination

  • Good written and oral English level

  • Ability to work well as part of a team

  • Great interpersonal skills

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: licensed Aircraft Mechanical Engineer (LAME).


Graduates of this course can apply to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for a license to work as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. To work in the industry, you may also need to apply for an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC).

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

Further study 1 Course

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Related study 1 Course

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

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 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 43 units of competency, including 28 core and 15 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.

  • Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft mechanical maintenance MEA323

  • Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications MEA325

  • Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications MEA365

  • Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace MEA113

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  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

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