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

  • National Course Code: MEA40718
  • TAFE NSW code: MEA40718-01V01-21TAM-021

Location – Tamworth (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6.7 Hours per week



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

Course Details

This qualification applies to employees of Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of airframes and airframe mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, and of aircraft engines and (where applicable) propellers.

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

The qualification defines the exit from an apprenticeship and may apply to either aircraft maintenance performed on flight lines/ramps and in hangars, or to airframe and engine component repair and overhaul performed in workshops. These outcomes are defined in two streams:

  • aircraft maintenance stream
  • component maintenance workshop stream.

The qualification consists of:
common units that apply to all Aeroskills specialist streams at AQF Certificate III and IV levels
mechanical and structures technical stream units relating to airframe and engine system and component maintenance
mechanical technical stream units and a small number of avionic stream units that are applicable to the aircraft component maintenance workshop stream.

Because of the wide application of this qualification there is considerable flexibility in the selection of technical stream units and individuals should be mindful of their future career aspirations when selecting units for, in particular, the aircraft maintenance stream. Provided that the correct elective units are selected, the qualification articulates with the MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) which qualifies individuals for the grant by Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of a B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer 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 entry requirements for this qualification.

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

Block release delivery: Over a three year period student will attend either of the follow blocks:

  1. 3 x 12 weeks per year = 1250 hours; or
  2. 2 x 18 weeks per year = 1250 hours.
    Students attend years 1, 2 and 3.

In their 4th year students will undertake their workplace journals.
Total attendance: 36 weeks in total x 26 hours per week = 936 hours


This is a part time, Blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6.7 hours of class, over 5 days a week, for 4 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 0.1 hours of other study per week.

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.


The learner target group for Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) Aircraft Maintenance stream include Apprentices only.

The learners are employed by Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of airframes and airframe mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, and of aircraft engines and (where applicable) propellers including Jetstar and Qantas, BAE, CORPORATE AIR, Sigma Aerospace, Pay's Air Service Pty Ltd, Forest Air Helicopters, Superair Services Pty Ltd and Safran Helicopter Engines Australia Pty Ltd.

The listed units also satisfy CASA requirements for the grant, under Civil Aviation Regulation (CASR) Part 66, of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer B1 License in sub-categories B1.1 and B1.3 when the skills and knowledge requirements align with CASA syllabus requirements in the Companion Volume and CASA Interface and training has been delivered in accordance with the requirements of CASR Part 147.

Entry Points some students enter the Cert IV having completed the Cert II.
This course was developed through extensive industry consultation with aviation organisations including QANTAS and Jet Star.


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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 on Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 3.00pm via block release. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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


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?

You will need to provide personal stationary, calcuators, PPE including safety boots, cotton drill work wear, safety glasses, earmuffs, masks and hard hats for yourself to undertake the course.


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Core Units
Number Title
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
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
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
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
MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing
MEA303 Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components
MEA304 Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components
MEA305 Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components
MEA306 Remove and install engines and engine system components
MEA309 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear systems and components
MEA310 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft pneumatic systems and components
MEA312 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components
MEA313 Inspect, test and troubleshoot piston engine systems and components
MEA315 Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components
MEA316 Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing rotor and control systems and components
MEA317 Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components
MEA318 Inspect aircraft hydro-mechanical, mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components
MEA319 Inspect gas turbine engine systems and components
MEA320 Test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components
MEA321 Test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components
MEA322 Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components
MEA327 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts
MEA328 Maintain and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts
MEA339 Inspect, repair and maintain aircraft structures
MEA398 Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components
MEA314 Inspect, test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

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

13 Janison Street, Tamworth
Phone 131 601

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