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Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) (Aircraft Maintenance Stream)

  • National Course Code: MEA40618
  • TAFE NSW code: MEA40618-01V01-21PAD-360

Location – Padstow (Apprenticeship)





Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

14 Hours per week



  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) allows you to combine your passion for aviation and electronics to work as a recognised avionic mechanical engineer. Learn to test, diagnose and repair a range of avionic electrical systems, and keep Australia flying.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Perform scheduled inspections
  • Diagnose faults and repair avionic systems
  • Remove and install avionic systems
  • Test and troubleshoot avionic systems
  • Work in aviation workshops


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in technical details
  • The ability to follow procedures and specifications and leave nothing to chance
  • The ability to work well in a team and individually
  • Analytical and diagnostic problem-solving skills
  • The ability to show initiative and take on responsibility
  • Good workplace and technical communication skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised accreditation to become a licenced aircraft mechanical engineer
  • A strong pathway to further study in the Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) and subsequent qualifications to become a licenced aircraft maintenance engineer

Career opportunities:

  • Aircraft mechanical engineer (AME) specialising in aircraft maintenance and electronics
  • Licensed aircraft mechanical engineer (LAME)


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
  • Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)

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.


TAFE NSW offers the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) as an apprenticeship. There may also be options for you to study as a non-apprentice.

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be employed as an apprentice in the aeroskills industry
  • Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application

There may be options for you to study as a non-apprentice. Enquire today, and one of our team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.


During your study, you will need to meet specific requirements to complete your coursework.

You need to meet the following requirements to be able to complete work as an apprentice. Your teacher will let you know when you need to provide evidence of:


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification. As an apprentice, you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

If you are enrolling as a non-apprentice, you need to be in relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to meet the course completion requirements.


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.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended you have:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at year 10 level
  • An interest in the aviation industry and aircraft maintenance
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


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 that you are:

  • an apprentice (you will work in industry and study at the same time)
  • employed full time
  • signed up with an Apprentice Network Provider and have a Training Plan Proposal
  • seeking to gain skills and knowledge to become a qualified Avionics Technician after successful completion

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • to satisfactorily complete all training, assessments and workplace training log


This is a part-time day, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 5 days a week (in Block Release), for 4 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 1 hour of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation and research.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • are employed with an Aeroskills Apprenticeship MEA40618 and have evidence of a signed Training Contract.

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

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 as block attendance. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course.


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.
To study this course as a NSW apprentice or to check if you meet the non-apprentice requirements for NSW funding, please enquire now or call 131 601. For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


PPE approximately $100 - $200, text books approximately $600


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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

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
MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA148 Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance
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
MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components
MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts
MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components
MEA206 Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components
MEA208 Remove and install aircraft pressurisation control system components
MEA213 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft instrument systems and components
MEA214 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft basic communication and radio navigation systems and compone
MEA215 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft communications systems and components
MEA217 Inspect, test and troubleshoot fixed wing autopilot systems and components
MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA224 Inspect aircraft instrument systems and components
MEA225 Inspect fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components
MEA226 Inspect aircraft electronic systems and components
MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA228 Test and troubleshoot aircraft instrument systems and components
MEA229 Test and troubleshoot aircraft radio frequency navigation and communications systems and components
MEA230 Test and troubleshoot fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components
MEA232 Test and troubleshoot aircraft pulse systems and components
MEA234 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft global navigation systems and components
MEA261 Use electronic test equipment
MEA280 Inspect, test and troubleshoot flight management systems and components
MEA292 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components
MEA293 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components
MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing

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

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

Raine Road, Padstow
Phone 131 601

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