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Engineering Career Starter Courses

If you are interested in starting a career in Aviation we have a range of Engineering focused courses that will put you on the right track.

Enrolling in a certified course with Aviation Australia is your first step to a career as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME) or Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME). At Aviation Australia we provide training specialisation to suit your personality and career goals. Your career in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering starts here.

Our Career Starter courses offer different pathways to suit your individual circumstances and goals. These are divided into 2 core categories; Pre-apprentice and Apprentice / Trainee.

Pre-apprenticeship, delivers the essential underpinning vocational theory training towards the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (in Mechanical, Structures or Avionics).

Apprenticeship / Traineeship, An apprenticeship is a learning pathway that combines on the job training and formal training in a qualification with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You will need to be employed in the industry to enrol in one of these courses.

Discover the course which is right for you:

Available Courses

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) MEA40718

Open To:

Domestic Students

Cost:

AUD $4,500*

Duration:

Approximately 10 months

Location:

Brisbane, Cairns

Targeted at students who want to fast-track their learning towards becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Mechanical. Learn how to maintain jet engines, complex aircraft systems and electrical systems.

*This is the student co-contribution tuition fee after Queensland Government funding – funding is available for eligible applicants.

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) MEA40618

Open To:

Domestic Students

Cost:

AUD $5,000*

Duration:

Approximately 11 months

Location:

Brisbane, Cairns

Targeted at students who want to fast-track their learning towards becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Avionics. 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.

*This is the student co-contribution tuition fee after Queensland Government funding – funding is available for eligible applicants.

Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) MEA41318

Open To:

Domestic Students

Cost:

AUD $4,750*

Duration:

Approximately 11 months

Location:

Brisbane

This is a hybrid course targeted at students who want to fast-track their learning towards becoming an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer – Mechanical and Structures. This covers the full elements of the mechanical trade stream as well as elective units from the structures trade stream. This is the perfect course for you if your passion is for the mechanics of engines, airframes and associated aircraft systems.

*This is the student co-contribution tuition fee after Queensland Government funding – funding is available for eligible applicants.

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.

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