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Meet Western Australia’s only approved Aircraft Maintenance Engineering training provider

Aviation Australia has been awarded the only state government contract to deliver nationally recognised aircraft maintenance training to diploma level outcomes in Western Australia, subsidised under “Jobs and Skills WA” through the Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD).

“Aviation Australia is proud to be awarded this publicly funded state contract by DTWD, we will be providing a much needed service for businesses in WA to develop the skills and qualifications of their apprentices and trainee engineers,” said Paul Jones, Aviation Australia’s Business Development Manager.

The training is delivered under Aviation Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) approval, with both the Mechanical and Avionics Diploma of Aeroskills offered. This is coupled with Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (CASR) Part 66 B1 and B2 licencing outcomes.

CASA Part 66 theory training will be delivered within the Aviation Australia metro-based training facility, whilst practical competency and experience will be assessed on-site in the employer’s Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO).

Aviation Australia will be servicing all 10 regions within WA. “Jobs and Skills WA” subsidises the cost of training, whilst other state travel and accommodation allowances are available for remotely based trainees, allowing them to undertake the theory training needed to gain their qualification and aircraft maintenance engineers licence.

“Employers can hire a trainee engineer and after a few years, providing they meet the CASA theoretical and practical requirements; they will exit their traineeship as a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer and will be eligible to apply for a CASR Part 66 licence.

“This enables them to supervise and certify for maintenance, as well as release aircraft from maintenance. It’s significantly advantageous for employers who can now grow their operational capability, thanks to the assistance from the WA government.”

Positioned as Australia’s only MTO with nationally and internationally recognised accreditations, Aviation Australia’s WA based courses are already in high demand with trainees enrolling daily. Training is projected to commence by mid-2018.

“These courses are not just training for the industry needs now, they’re training for the industry’s future capability.  Aviation Australia is invigorating the industry and providing the crucial outcomes to keep aircraft flying safely,” said Paul Jones.

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