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Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (EASA) Courses

Kick-start your career with an Internationally recognised qualification in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.

Our diploma courses are European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) accredited and the first step in your journey to a career as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME). An EASA Certificate is highly regarded by airlines and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs) all over the world.

We provide training specialisation to suit your personality and career goals. You can choose to specialise in either Mechanical or Avionics or complete both for a double diploma. By studying either of these courses, your on the job requirement to achieve your licence is reduced from a minimum of 5 years to a minimum of 2 years.

Learn and practise important hands-on skills in our world-class hangar, which features a comprehensive range of aircraft.

Course options available

Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – TB1 Mechanical (10599NAT)

Open To:

International and Domestic Students

Cost:

AUD $52,500*

Duration:

Approximately 90 Weeks

Location:

Brisbane

This course is targeted at international students wishing to study in Australia to gain an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence outcome. 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.

*Payment plans are available.

Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – TB2 Avionics (10600NAT)

Open To:

International and Domestic Students

Cost:

AUD $52,500*

Duration:

Approximately 90 Weeks

Location:

Brisbane

This course is targeted at international students wishing to study in Australia to gain an EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence outcome. Students study avionics and electrical control systems within an aircraft as well as the repair and maintenance processes that apply to these systems.

*Payment plans are available.

Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – TB1 Mechanical (10599NAT) – Malaysia Twinning Program

Open To:

International Students

Cost:

AUD $43,950*

Duration:

Approximately 90 Weeks

Location:

Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur

This course consists of theory based learning over 6 months at the CAE campus in Kuala Lumpur followed by 12 months theory and practical studies at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane campus.

*Payment plans are available.

Category B2 Avionics Extension Course

Open To:

International and Domestic Students

Cost:

AUD $15,000*

Duration:

22 Weeks

Location:

Brisbane

If you have successfully completed and received an EASA Category B1 Mechanical Certificate of Recognition for the Approved Course, you may choose to broaden your skills by enrolling in the Category B2 Avionics Extension course.

*Payment plans are available.

Certificate II Aircraft Line Maintenance (MEA20518)

This EASA approved training course provides basic level knowledge and skills to perform a range of specified maintenance tasks on aircraft on a flight line or at the departure gate. This qualification is a pathway to achieving an EASA Category A Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence – which allows authorised personnel to release aircraft to service.

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Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Aircraft Maintenance - Avionics or Mechanical)

Launch your engineering career with a Bachelor of Engineering Technology. Follow your aviation passion with a degree that combines university thinking with hands-on learning. The 3-year c is delivered in partnership by Aviation Australia and CQUniversity Australia. The course provides students with the underpinning knowledge and skills to excel in management roles within aircraft maintenance facilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, we accept students who are under 18, with the minimum age being 17.

Students under the age of 18 must nominate a parent, legal custodian or relative over 21 years of age as their student guardian. This person must have a visa to stay in Australia for the duration of your student visa or until you turn 18. Alternatively, an underage student may elect to reside with an approved accommodation provider whereby Aviation Australia signs a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW). These arrangements which will support their visa application.

Absolutely! Our International team is here to assist you. Alternatively, there are several international agents registered with Aviation Australia who can assist with preparing and submitting a course application on your behalf.

Aviation Australia recommends that students refer to the Department of Home Affairs website for visa advice. Education Agents are also able to assist with the visa application process.

Please allow sufficient time for visa processing. A student cannot commence the course without a valid visa. Note: Aviation Australia cannot expedite the issuing of visas.

Students studying in Australia on a student visa are eligible to work according to specific regulations. The Department of Home Affairs website details these visa conditions.

Yes, we provide payment plans offering you peace of mind.

Aviation Australia has a dedicated Student Services team who can assist students with every aspect of settling into Australian student life.

There is no on-campus accommodation at Aviation Australia, however, there are several student accommodation options available. Visit the Living in Australia page for more information.

We recommend a laptop with up to date software including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

Aviation Australia will provide:

  • Uniforms
  • Steel cap safety boots
  • Protective wear
  • All required study resource material

Classes are 5 days per week – Monday to Thursday 7:30am to 2:30pm and Friday 7:30am to 12:30pm. Hours may differ slightly during practical training.

Aviation Australia has a close relationship with many English Pathway Schools within the region, all of which can train towards the IELTS level required:

Aviation Australia students learn technical skills by performing actual maintenance tasks for a total of 1164 hours on real aircraft in Aviation Australia’s own approved Maintenance Repair Organisation.

On campus aircraft include (but not limited to):

  • Fixed Wings – Beechcraft King Air, 2 x McDonnell Douglas MD-82’s. Fokker 28 and a Piper Navajo
  • Rotary Wings – Robinson R44 and a Sikorsky S-76

Students will obtain skills on both large and small jet engines including:

  • Twin Rolls Royce Spey engines
  • Rolls Royce RB211 engines
  • Pratt & Whitney JT9D and JT3 engines
  • Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121

Visit the Brisbane campus pages for more information.

Dedicated Employment Services staff are available on a full-time basis at the Brisbane facility to support students in their search for employment in the aviation industry.

Students will have access to Aviation Australia Employment Services (AAES) for assistance with:

  • Resumes
  • Covering Letters
  • Setting up job profiles
  • Job searching
  • Job interview techniques

Please note that Aviation Australia cannot guarantee employment.  The student is responsible for securing employment.

Aviation Australia may review prior learning and advise on further steps required to achieve a CASA licence outcome.  More details are available on the Recognition of Prior Learning page.