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Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

  • National Course Code: MEA50118
  • TAFE NSW code: MEA50118-01V01-20TAM-009

Location – Tamworth (Apprenticeship)

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

43.4 Hours per week


26 Weeks

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

Course Details

The qualification applies to individuals seeking the grant of a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence covering the supervision, performance and certification of avionic maintenance on aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes.

The qualification satisfies CASA requirements for the grant, under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 66, of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence B2 when the skills and knowledge requirements align with CASA syllabus requirements in the Companion Volume CASA Interface and training has been delivered in accordance with the requirements of CASR Part 147. It consists of:

  • common and technical stream units required at Certificate IV level in the aircraft maintenance stream
  • additional Diploma level common and imported units that cover supervisor level work health and safety (WHS) competency plus competencies required by CASA for the exercise of licence privileges
  • Diploma level avionic technical stream units covering advanced fault diagnosis and aircraft weight and balance calculation.

Credits are also provided towards the MEA50318 Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics) and the MEA60118 Advanced 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.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part time day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 41.7 hours of class, over 5 days a week. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1.7 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 31.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including completion of your journal/log of industrial experience and achievement.


The cohort of learners undertaking Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) are sponsored by the employing organisation, these organisations include Qantas, Jetstar, BAE systems and Fleet Helicopters, SIGMA Aerospace, Montane Air.
After industry consultation with Qantas, Jetstar, BAE systems and Fleet Helicopters, SIGMA Aerospace, Montane Air it was determined that, this qualification would be applicable to Learners employed within the aviation industry as apprentice or an existing worker requiring qualification upgrade. These learners are required to conduct Aircraft maintenance at an advanced level.

This course developed through extensive industry consultation with aviation organisations including QANTAS, Jetstar and BAE and Fleet Helicopters.

All learners have prior experience in the Aviation industry. The existing workers are currently working in the Aviation industry and currently performing maintenance, and seek to gain Recognition of Prior Learning and CASA licencing.
Some of the learners hold an aviation qualification, and the learners are undertaking this qualification as a requirement by their employer. These learners have experience in the aviation industry and have existing skills and knowledge.
Learners who enter as an apprentice and are supported by their employer to undertake the required skills and practice to complete the qualification in the allocated time. As an apprentice, TAFE NSW has regular communication with the employer to assist the apprentice if required.


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  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Monday to Thursday from 8.00am to 3.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 12.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


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 you own stationary and PPE including safety boots, cotton drill work wear, safety glasses, earmuffs, masks and hard hats to complete your study.


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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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Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

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If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA111 Perform administrative processes to prepare for certification of civil aircraft maintenance
MEA112 Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities
MEA113 Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace
MEA116 Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance
MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA142 Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA148 Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance
MEA206 Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components
MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components
MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components
MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing
MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA224 Inspect aircraft instrument 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
MEA232 Test and troubleshoot aircraft pulse systems and components
MEA229 Test and troubleshoot aircraft radio frequency navigation and communications systems and components
MEA235 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance
MEA241 Perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications
MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor 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
MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities
MEA292 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components
MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA293 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components
Elective Units
Number Title
MEA225 Inspect fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components
MEA230 Test and troubleshoot fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components
MEA231 Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing aircraft automatic flight control 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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