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Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

  • National Course Code: MEA20518
  • TAFE NSW code: MEA20518-01V01-21TAM-004

Location – Tamworth

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

7.4 Hours per week


2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

This qualification is applicable to employees of airlines and other operators of piston, jet and turbo-propeller aircraft and helicopters who are required to hold a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) A Licence to perform and certify a range of specified maintenance tasks that can be performed with the aircraft on a flight line or at the departure gate. On completion of the required maintenance tasks the individual is authorised to release the aircraft to service.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

The qualification satisfies CASA requirements for the grant, under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 66 of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer A Licence when:

  • the skill and knowledge requirements align with CASA syllabus requirements described under Licensing in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide
  • training has been delivered in accordance with the requirements of CASR Part 147.

The units of competency that comprise this qualification consist of a mix of:

  • common units that are applicable to all of the employment streams covered by the MEA Aeroskills Training Package or are of an administrative nature relating to the CASA A Licence
  • a combination of Avionic, Mechanical and Structures Technical Stream units that apply to the range of tasks performed by the holders of CASA A Licences.

This qualification provides a number of credits towards higher level Aeroskills Certificates and towards the MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) which is required for the grant of a CASA B1 Licence.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence of your employment in aviation maintenance from your employer.

To successfully complete this course, you will need to provide for yourself stationery, calculator and PPE including safety boots, cotton drill workwear, safety glasses, ear muffs, masks and hard hat.

To register for an information session, head to Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is a part time, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 25.3 hours of class, as 5 day blocks, for 21 blocks over 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including 148 hours on the job training undertaking the log of industrial experience and achievement (LIEA).


This course offering is designed for people who are employed within the aviation maintenance industry and are required to conduct aircraft line maintenance, already hold a maintenance trade qualification and have adequate LLN skills to undertake the assessments required within the qualification.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, inlcuding:

  • the student hubs, librarians, counsellors, LLN specialists, interpreter services, studetn engagement officers
  • systems support including Helpdesk and online learning support which complement all delivery

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled as 5 day blocks, for 21 blocks over 2 years. An individual trainig plan will be provided when you enrol in the course.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA117 Apply self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA119 Perform administrative processes to prepare for certification of civil aircraft A level line mainten
MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
MEA264 Remove and install aircraft electrical/avionic components during line maintenance
MEA265 Remove and install general aircraft electrical hardware
MEA295 Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests on aircraft and components
MEA344 Remove and install aircraft components
MEA418 Perform basic repair of aircraft internal fittings during line maintenance
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
MEA345 Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on gas turbine engine fixed wing aircraft
MEA346 Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on gas turbine engine rotary wing aircraft
MEA347 Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on piston engine fixed wing aircraft
MEA348 Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on piston engine rotary wing aircraft

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Employment with civilian or military airlines and other operators of piston, jet and turbo-propeller aircraft and helicopters

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601

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