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Graduates secure employment around the world

Several of Aviation Australia’s international students who graduated in 2018 are now employed around the globe and are embarking on their careers in aircraft maintenance engineering.

The international Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course has provided many successful students with a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved basic training course outcome.

The course requires a significant amount of practical experience which is completed in Aviation Australia’s own approved Maintenance Repair Organisation where successful students complete a series of both simple and complex maintenance tasks on live aircraft.

By completing the approved basic training course they then qualify to receive a three-year reduction in the required On the Job Training (OJT) experience towards their EASA category basic licence.

“From an employment perspective, this places these students as highly sought-after candidates for many maintenance organisations globally,” said Mark Thompson, Aviation Australia Technical Training Manager.

This EASA approved qualification is widely accepted, particularly in Asian and Middle Eastern Maintenance Repair Organisations (MRO), where the industry is growing rapidly and they require qualified and competently trained staff to meet their customer demands.

An example of exemplifying the employment outcome success of aircraft maintenance engineers; seven students from the 2018 graduating classes have already secured employment with Air Macau Co. Ltd, Eva Air, Trans Maldivian Airways and HAECO.

Ahmed Nafiz completed his International Diploma 2-16 B1.1 course and is now working for Trans Maldivian Airways, the biggest seaplane operator in the world.

“I chose to study at Aviation Australia due to it being an EASA-approved training provider, ensuring that my qualifications would be recognised overseas. Overall, the course was wonderful and helped me to pursue my career in the aviation industry.”

“I am now back in the Maldives working as a junior technician and I have my instructors to thank for that.”

“I loved studying in Brisbane where there is no winter and the city was a great place to hang out outside of school.”

Francis Siwainao completed his Dual International Diploma and is now working for Solomon Airlines.

“The most valuable part of the course was definitely the practical training because it provided all the necessary skills. What we learnt is actually what you do every day in the field.”

“My current role is doing both line and base maintenance on electrical, instrument and radio systems (B2 – Avionics) on the Solomon Airlines domestic fleet. My favourite part of the role is trying to bring unserviceable aircraft on-line.”

The support and quality of the overall training experience was highly appreciated by the graduating students and their parents.

“My studies helped me secure the role by equipping me with necessary skills, knowledge and confidence expected of me by my workmates and supervisors,” said Francis.

Aviation Australia is very proud of the achievements of our international students and wishes them the best of luck in their roles.


Ahmed Nafiz now works for Trans Maldivian Airways


Francis Siwainao now works for Soloman Airlines

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