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Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)

  • National Course Code: MEA41318
  • TAFE NSW code: MEA41318-01V01-21TAM-059

Location – Tamworth


Part Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6.7 Hours per week



  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) lets you follow your passion for aviation and build an exciting career. Use your specialised hands-on skills to work as a recognised avionic mechanical engineer and fault, diagnose and repair multiple aeroplane structures.


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

  • Repair and modify aircraft structures
  • Test, repair and recover aircraft structures
  • Inspect and repair wooden structures
  • Plan and implement WHS standards
  • Work safely and sustainably in an aviation maintenance environment


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • A keen interest in avionics
  • 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 communication skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Aircraft mechanical engineer (AME) specialising in structures


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
  • Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)

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 (Structures) as an apprenticeship. There may also be options available 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 evidenced by a letter of support from your employer
  • Submit your training plan proposal (TPP) with your application

Enquire today and one of our Apprenticeship and Traineeship team will help you understand any eligibility or entry requirements.


There is no work placement requirement for apprentices undertaking this qualification, as you will gain your experience on-the-job with your employer.

Non-apprentices will need to be in either relevant employment or have access to appropriate simulated workplace environments to complete the learning and assessment requirements. You are responsible for arranging your own work experience. Our team can offer support and guidance to assist you.


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, we recommend that you have:

  • Literacy and numeracy skills at Year 10 level
  • A genuine 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.


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 = 1300 hours; or
  2. 2 x 18 weeks per year = 1300 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 blended, part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 6.6 hours of class, as 5 day blocks, for 36 blocks per year over 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 2.3 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 (Structures) 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.


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


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.


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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
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
MEA327 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts
MEA401 Inspect aircraft structures
MEA420 Fabricate basic structural components for aircraft
MEA421 Fabricate advanced structural components for aircraft
MEA422 Repair/modify aircraft metal structure
MEA423 Aircraft structure major disassembly and reassembly
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Number Title
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
MEA308 Remove and install rotary wing rotor and flight control system components
MEA317 Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components
MEA367 Repair/modify aircraft composite structure using cold bonding
MEA398 Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components
MEA405 Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components
MEA410 Maintain aircraft structure/components
MEA411 Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components
MEA425 Perform bolted composite skin repairs
MEM06003C Carry out heat treatment

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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