Course Start Date
2.8 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
The nationally recognised Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing allows you to combine your passion for aviation with your attention to detail as you create a specialist career as an aircraft surface finisher.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:
- Prepare aircraft and components for surface finishes
- Apply paint to aircraft and components
- Apply finishes, decals and stencils to aircraft
- Create designs from manufacturer specifications
- Work safely in an aviation environment
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:
- An interest in technical details
- The ability to follow procedures and specifications
- The ability to work well in a team and individually
- Confidence in working at heights or in confined spaces
- Critical thinking skills
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course provides you with:
- A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
- Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Aircraft surface finisher
GROW YOUR CAREER
Take your career further with the:
- Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing
- Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)
- Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream)
- Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream)
- Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream)
- Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) (Component Maintenance Workshop Stream)
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
Block release delivery: Over a three year period student will attend either of the follow blocks
- 3 x 3 weeks per year = 504 hours; or
- 2 x 6 weeks per year = 504 hours.
Students attend years 1 & 2.
In their 3rd year students will undertake their workplace journals.
Total attendance: 11 weeks in total x 26 hours per week = 504 hours
This is a blended, part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 5 days a week via block release, for 3 years.
You may also be required to complete approximately 1.9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including a Journal/Log of industrial experience and achievement.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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 Lynda.com)
- 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
The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Thursday from 8.00am to 3.00pm and Friday from 8.00am to 12.00pm via block release. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
Learners are required to purchase their personal stationary to undertake the course including calculators, PPE including safety boots, cotton drill work wear, safety glasses, earmuffs, masks and hard hats.
READ BEFORE YOU ENROL
Learn about TAFE NSW Fees
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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.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
|AURVTP012||Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials|
|MEA107||Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications|
|MEA118||Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment|
|MEA412||Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfaces|
|MEA416||Apply aircraft identification markings, graphics and decals|
|MEA411||Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components|
|MEA413||Seal aircraft and aircraft component structural seams|
|MEA414||Remove light corrosion from aircraft|
|MEA415||Paint aircraft surfaces|
|MEA417||Apply specialty coatings to aircraft|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEA158||Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance|
|MEA155||Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities|
|MEA156||Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities|
|MEA154||Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance|
|MEA157||Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation|
|AURVTP2003||Prepare spray painting materials and equipment|
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.
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