Train with the largest CASR and EASA Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organisation in Australia
If you thought flying was all about pilots, guess again.
No aircraft anywhere leaves the ground without being checked by an engineer. Being an aircraft maintenance engineer means working on the most exciting and advanced technology in the world.
Aviation Australia’s aircraft engineering courses provide you with the essential training required to begin your aviation career in aircraft maintenance. We deliver the essential pre-apprenticeship, underpinning vocational theory training towards the Certificate IV in Aeroskills, Mechanical, Structures or Avionics.
Our state-of-the-art Technical Training Centre features a world class maintenance hangar and a comprehensive range of aircraft. You will graduate apprenticeship-ready with no requirement to return to Aviation Australia for further theory during your apprenticeship.
If you are already a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer and you would like to seek pathways to equivalent or higher qualifications/licensing then please visit our Recognition of Prior Learning section.
Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Avionics (MEA40615)
If your interests centre on computers, electronics and electrical control systems, then this is a natural choice for you, as aircraft avionics systems are amongst the most technologically sophisticated and advanced in the world.
Every new aircraft type that comes into service brings with it cutting-edge technology such as fly-by-wire, fly-by-light and even artificial intelligence, so this is a field of expertise where the tempo of change and discovery is dynamic.
When you choose to specialise in Avionics you’ll find Aviation Australia’s training will put you right at that cutting-edge.
Next course commences : 15 January 2018 (Brisbane)
Course cost AUD$5,000
Post Queensland Government funding – available for eligible residents
Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Mechanical (MEA40715)
fixed-wing aeroplanes and helicopters
This specialisation is made-to-order if your passion is for probing the mechanics of engines and associated systems, except here, you’re learning to work on something slightly bigger than your average V8.
In undertaking this course, you will be trained in the skills needed to maintain jet engines, complex aircraft systems and electrical systems, including antiskid braking and undercarriage systems, cabin pressurisation, fuel and pneumatic components, flight controls, hydraulics and more.
This course is contextualised for both fixed-wing aeroplanes and helicopters and can also lead to a CASR Part 66 licensing outcome if the requirements are met. Please refer to the Course Outline for more detail.
Locations Brisbane and Cairns
Course cost AUD$4,500
Post Queensland Government funding – available for eligible residents
Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Structures/Mechanical (MEA40715 / 41315)
This is a hybrid course that covers the full elements of the mechanical trade stream as well as elective units from the structures trade stream. So if your passion is for probing the mechanics of engines and associated aircraft systems, including antiskid braking and undercarriage systems, cabin pressurisation, fuel and pneumatic components, flight controls, hydraulics and, you’ll learn all there is to know about maintaining the physical structures that underpin the structural integrity of an aircraft. You’ll become much more than a glorified ‘panel beater,’ constructing everything from aerofoils to interior components, working with hi tech materials such as carbon fibre, kevlar and aluminium alloys.
By the end of your course, you’ll have acquired the ability to both repair and maintain the aircraft systems from a mechanical perspective as well as produce, maintain, modify and repair aircraft using specialist skills that include sheet metal fabrication and bonding of metallic and composite structures.
This course is contextualised for fixed-wing aeroplanes and can also lead to a CASR Part 66 licensing outcome if the requirements are met. Please refer to the Course Outline for more detail.
Course cost AUD$4,750
SRTO – Aeroskills Apprenticeship Management
In addition to the pre-vocational Aeroskills training, Aviation Australia is an approved supplier within Queensland, Northern Territory and Victoria for training and practical assessments activities of Aeroskills Apprentices. For all other states, Aeroskills apprentices can be managed by Aviation Australia through a Service Agreement on a Fee For Service basis.
Pathway to a CASA Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
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Have you registered for a USI? If not, please click here for more information and to create your USI. As of 1 January 2015, all students must have a valid USI before a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) can issue certification documentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Will Aviation Australia help me to secure employment?
Aviation Australia has in-house Employment Service consultants who will help you connect with a range of industry contacts Australia wide. They will work closely with you and assist with each step along the path to obtaining an apprenticeship.
- Am I eligible for funding for my studies from the Queensland Government?
Permanent residents of Queensland who have the right to study full time may be eligible for the funding scheme applicable for this course.
Evidence of Australian and Queensland residency is required to be witnessed prior to enrolment. A valid Australian Passport, or an Australian Birth Certificate, or an International Passport with accompanying Visa Grant Notification/VEVO documentation, and a valid Queensland Drivers Licence and/or a valid QLD Adult Proof of Age Card (18+ card).
- Will I receive my Certificate IV after completing the course at Aviation Australia?
After completing the course, you will receive a statement of results, which is one component of your Certificate IV, and a CASR Part 147 Certificate of Recognition for CASR Part 66 basic knowledge examinations passed at over 75%. The remaining practical elements of the Certificate IV have to be completed on-the-job in an apprenticeship. Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will be issued with your Certificate IV qualification.
- What are the tuition hours at Aviation Australia?
The tuition hours are 7:30am to 2:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 07:30am to 12:30pm on Fridays.
Cert IV and Diploma Mechanical; 8:00am to 3:00 pm.
Cert IV Avionics; 8:30am to 3:30pm.
Cert II Aircraft Line Maintenance; 8:30am to 3:30pm.
- Where is Aviation Australia located in Brisbane?
Brisbane courses are held in the Aviation Australia training Centre at 20 Boronia Rd, Brisbane Airport.
Free student parking is available on Melia St.
Public buses stop right outside the campus. Recommended bus routes are:
- Where is Aviation Australia located in Cairns?
Cairns courses are held in the Aviation Australia Center at 1 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns International Airport.