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Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

  • National Course Code: MEA50118
  • TAFE NSW code: MEA50118-01V01-21TAM-019

Location – Tamworth


Part Time



Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

6.8 Hours per week



  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Apprenticeship Allowed

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) takes your career to the next level as you learn advanced technical skills and develop your ability as a supervisor. Completing this course helps you to work as a licensed aircraft mechanical engineer in this innovative industry.


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

  • Manage an avionic workshop environment
  • Troubleshoot advanced avionic issues
  • Plan and implement avionic activities
  • Weight and balance calculations
  • Work safely and sustainably


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An interest in supervisory roles within the aviation industry
  • Punctuality and initiative
  • Analytical and diagnostic problem-solving skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good time management


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at diploma level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
  • Eligibility to apply for a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

Career opportunities:

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


Take your career further with the:

  • 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 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) 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 maintenance industry as 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 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 in order 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.

Upon graduation from this course, you will be eligible to apply for a B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License through the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), which is required to work as a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME).


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Successfully completed the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)
  • A genuine interest in the aviation industry and aircraft maintenance
  • Strong spatial awareness and hand-eye coordination
  • Reading, writing and maths skills at year 10 level

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 successfully complete this course, you will need to supply your own stationary, calculator, PPE, safety boots, cotton drill work wear, safety glasses, ear muffs and hard hat.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a part time, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 6.8 hours of class, over 5 days a week via block release.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including completion of your journal 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 and Montane Air it was determined that, this qualification would be applicable to learners employed within the aviation industry as apprentices 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.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this ocurse including:

  • free tutorial support service
  • easy computing online short course
  • library resources
    Every effort is made by TAFE NSW to ensure a successful outcome for enrolled learners.

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.

This training is not subsidised by Government funding. There are no fee exemptions, concessions or subsidies available for this course.

Payment of course fee must be made PRIOR to commencement of learning activity.


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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
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
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
MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components
MEA206 Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components
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
MEA229 Test and troubleshoot aircraft radio frequency navigation and communications systems and components
MEA232 Test and troubleshoot aircraft pulse 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
MEA292 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components
MEA293 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components
MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities
MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
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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