Engineering – International Students
Train with the largest CASR and EASA Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organisation in Australia
Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering training is approved and recognised by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the purposes of aircraft maintenance engineer licensing.
EASA sets the world standard for aircraft maintenance engineering, allowing Aviation Australia graduates to pursue careers in aircraft maintenance around the globe.
Our state-of-the-art Technical Training Centre features a world class hangar and a comprehensive range of aircraft. You will graduate from us apprenticeship ready with no requirement to return to Aviation Australia for further theory during your apprenticeship.
10599NAT Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical (TB1)
CRICOS course code: 094988F
CRICOS registration: 90 weeks
Course cost: AUD$52,500 (payment plans available)
Mechanical Diploma students learn the skills to maintain jet engines, brake and undercarriage systems, structural components, cabin pressurisation, fuel and pneumatic components, flight controls, hydraulics and much more.
10600NAT Diploma Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (TB2)
Course Delivery & Locations
Aviation Australia delivers their courses on-campus either at their main campus in Brisbane, Australia or in conjunction with their training partners in Malaysia or Sri Lanka. There are also practical and workshop components where the students will practice their skills and integrate theory and practical. Students will also receive access to DOTs the Online Training Portal.
CAE & Aviation Australia
The twining agreement allows Malaysian students to commence their initial training is conducted at CAE campus located near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang, Selangor Malaysia before travelling to Aviation Australia to complete the remainder of their training.
Asian Aviation Centre (AAC) & Aviation Australia
The twining agreement allows Sri Lankan students to commence their initial training is conducted at AAC campus located near the Colombo Airport at Ratmalana, Sri Lanka before travelling to Aviation Australia to complete the remainder of their training.
Upcoming course dates
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 1-19 TB1.1
Monday 14th January 2019 to Monday 5th October 2020
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 2-19 TB2
Monday 29 April 2019 to Monday 18 January 2021
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 2-19 TB1.1
Monday 29 April 2019 to Monday 18 January 2021
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 3-19 TB1.1
Monday 9 September 2019 to Monday 24 May 2021
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 1-20 TB1.1
Monday 13 January 2020 to Monday 4 October 2021
Course dates to be advised
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 1-19 TB1
Monday 22 April 2019 to approximately Friday 27 September 2019 – Kuala Lumpur Campus
Monday 7 October 2019 to Monday 11 January 2021 – Brisbane Campus
INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMA (INT DIP) 2-19 TB1
Monday 23 September 2019 to approximately Friday 15 March 20202 – Kula Lumpur Campus
Monday 23 March 2020 to Monday 14 June 2021 – Brisbane Campus
Colombo, Sri Lanka
AAC 1-19 TB1
Monday 1 April 2019 to approximately Friday 6 September 2019 – Colombo Campus
Monday 23 September to Monday 28 December 2020 – Brisbane Campus
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Bachelor Degree options
Successful Diploma graduates have the option of undertaking multiple bachelor study programs, including Aviation Maintenance Management, General Aviation Studies and Business majors to mention just a few. Students may receive upto one year (eight units) credit towards a three year degree, allowing for a Bachelor Degree to be completed in just two years. This unique Diploma/Bachelor Degree qualification will qualify graduates for entry into management roles with international airlines, aircraft manufacturers, defence industries and organisation providing aviation maintenance and repair services.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the career prospects for Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) graduates?
Graduates have multiple career options in international Aviation Maintenance including:
- gaining further practical experience (minimum two years) and then applying for a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence.
- working as an unlicensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) indefinitely or while waiting to qualify to be eligible to apply for AME licence.
Will I receive a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) licence when I complete my Diploma Aircraft Maintenance Engineering?
Diploma graduates receive the EASA Examination Completion Certificate. This means students have completed required EASA exams and do not need to sit these exams again before applying for their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence. Students then need a minimum of two years industry experience working on operating aircraft.
Normally, five years industry experience is required to be eligible to apply for an EASA licence. The Aviation Australia Diploma includes practical maintenance training approved by EASA which means a minimum 2 years (not the usual five years) industry experience is required before graduates are eligible to apply for an EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence.
Do I get to work on real aircraft while studying for the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering?
Aviation Australia students learn real skills on real aircraft in our European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved Part 147 training facility. Our on campus fleet of aircraft includes a Fokker 28 jet, a Boeing 727 jet, a Piper Navaho and two Beechcraft King Airs. Our helicopter fleet includes a Bell JetRanger, a Robinson R44 and a Sikorsky-S76.
How much of the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course is practical work?
Approximately 50% of the course is dedicated to practical tasks in either the Aircraft Maintenance Hangar, classroom or workshop areas.