Short Courses

Aviation Australia offers comprehensive online short courses for individuals, groups and organisations. A range of courses available are listed below.

Learning Management System

Aviation Australia has a new Learning Management System (LaunchPad) and store for purchasing online courses, simply use the ‘Buy Now’ links below to purchase through the new system.

If you have recently purchased an online course or Part 66 study material, your access will remain within DOTS and expire at the end of the access period (60 days access).

NOTE – you will need to create a new account in LaunchPad, as your account from DOTS will be deactivated by the end of April 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Below is a Help Guide which shows you how to use the new store.

Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/ components, fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts, & use electrical test equipment

MEA201 - Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components

MEA246 - Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts

MEA296 - Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities


Cost: AUD $1,300
Duration: 2 days
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

8 – 9 April 2024

Please Note: Our April course is now full, upcoming dates are under scheduling. Please register your expression of interest in our next course.

Oxygen and pressurisation

MEA208 - Remove and install aircraft pressurisation control system components

MEA209 - Remove and install aircraft oxygen system components

MEA219 - Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft pressurisation control systems and components

MEA222 - Inspect, test and troubleshoot oxygen systems and components


Cost: AUD $1,400
Duration: 2 days
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

26 – 27 February

Please note: Our February course is now full, upcoming dates are under scheduling. Please register your expression of interest in our next course.

Air cycle air conditioning

MEA303 - Remove and install pneumatic system components

MEA310 - Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft pneumatic systems and components


Cost: AUD $1,300
Duration: 2 days
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

28 – 29 February

Please Note: Our February course is now full, upcoming dates are under scheduling. Please register your expression of interest in our next course.

Aircraft Structural Repairs, Inspect, Repair, Assess & Maintain

MEA339 - Inspect, repair and maintain aircraft structures

MEA365 - Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications


Cost: AUD $2,600
Duration: 4 days
Location: Brisbane
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components

MEA203 - Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and the use of maintenance documentation/publications in the removal and installation of advanced aircraft electrical alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) system components of fixed and rotary wing aircraft that have both AC and DC electrical systems during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA223 - Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and the use of system/component knowledge and applicable maintenance publications to inspect aircraft electrical systems and components of fixed and rotary wing aircraft during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA227 - Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and the use of system/component knowledge and applicable maintenance publications and test equipment to test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components of fixed and rotary wing aircraft during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft inertial navigation and reference systems and components

MEAAVI0030 - Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft inertial navigation and reference systems and components (practical only)

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply hand skills and use system and component knowledge, maintenance publications and test equipment to inspect, test and troubleshoot inertial navigation and reference systems and components of fixed and rotary wing aircraft during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Cost: AUD $650
Duration: 1 day
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

10 April 2024

Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance

MEA235 - Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and the use of fundamental system/component knowledge and applicable maintenance publications and test equipment to troubleshoot faults in avionic systems of fixed and rotary wing aircraft that are beyond the bounds of maintenance manual fault diagnosis guides during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Fibre optic cable repair

MEAAVI0043 - Terminate and repair aircraft optical fibre cable

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and knowledge of aircraft optical fibre cable termination and repair methods in aircraft maintenance hangars and workshops during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients

Cost: AUD $17,500
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Advanced troubleshooting electrical

MEA294 -Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and components

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and components. It involves the application of hand skills and the use of system and component knowledge and applicable maintenance publications and test equipment when working with the systems and components of fixed and rotary wing aircraft that have advanced electrical systems, during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Work may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Duration: 1 day
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

MEA303 - Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and the use of maintenance publications to remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components from pressurisation systems, air cycle air conditioning systems and fire-extinguishing systems of fixed and rotary wing aircraft during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.

The unit of competency is part of the Mechanical Certificate IV (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) training pathways and may also be part of a Structures Certificate IV training pathway.

Cost: AUD $650
Duration: 1 day
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Remove and install aircraft components – pressurised airframe

MEA317 - Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and maintenance publications to remove and install structural and non-structural components from fixed wing aircraft with pressurised cabins during the performance of scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Maintenance may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Cost: AUD $650
Duration: 1 day
Course Dates

1 March 2024

Airframe Systems (Fuel hydraulic, pneumatics aircon and landing gear troubleshooting)

MEA320 - Test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills, standard trade practices, and systems knowledge in the testing and troubleshooting of aircraft hydro-mechanical, mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components of fixed wing aircraft during the performance of scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Maintenance may be performed individually or as part of a team.


Duration: 3 days
Location: Brisbane
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Advanced troubleshooting (mechanical)

MEA323 - Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft mechanical maintenance

This unit of competency requires application of system theory knowledge and advanced fault diagnostic skills to identify during the performance of scheduled or unscheduled maintenance the cause of defects in fixed and rotary wing aircraft that are beyond the bounds of maintenance manual fault diagnosis guides. This may be done during individual activities or during supervision of other personnel.

Cost: AUD $1,300
Duration: 2 days
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

6 – 7 March 2024

Weight and balance

MEA325 - Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills, the use of maintenance publications and knowledge of vapour cycle air conditioning This unit of competency requires application of knowledge regarding aircraft weighing and the use of relevant maintenance publications and modification data (where applicable) to weigh a fixed and rotary wing aircraft and use the results to calculate centre of gravity and confirm that it is within limits. Weighing may be performed during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance and involve individual activities and the supervision of other personnel.

Cost: AUD $650
Duration: 1 day
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

18 March 2024

Structural repairs airframe

MEA339 - Inspect, repair and maintain aircraft structures

This unit of competency requires application of procedures and techniques associated with the inspection and maintenance of aircraft structures, and with the performance of a limited range of metal and composite repairs during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, including special inspections required after events, such as heavy landings, overstress or flight through heavy turbulence. Applications include the individual or team-related performance of structural maintenance activities on fixed or rotary wing aircraft on the flight line or in the hangar.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Duration: 5 days
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Remove and install avionic LRU (line replacement units)

MEA343 - Remove and install avionic system components

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills and the use of maintenance documentation/publications in the removal, installation and task certification of avionic system components of fixed and rotary wing aircraft during the performance of scheduled or unscheduled maintenance where system serviceability can be established by a simple self-test facility, other on-board test systems/equipment or by simple ramp test equipment. Maintenance may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Open to: Aviation Australia Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

Upcoming dates under scheduling. Click here to be placed on the Expression of Interest List.

Air conditioning – vapour cycle

MEA362 - Maintain aircraft vapour cycle air conditioning systems

This unit of competency requires application of hand skills, the use of maintenance publications and knowledge of vapour cycle air conditioning systems to inspect, test and troubleshoot systems, and to remove and install mechanical and electrical system components during the performance of scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Maintenance may be performed individually or as part of a team.

Compliance with applicable regulations is required where refrigerant evacuation and recharging is performed.

Applications include all aircraft vapour cycle air conditioning systems and components.

Cost: AUD $650
Duration: 1 day
Location: Brisbane
Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Course Dates

4 March 2024

Borescope

MEAMEC0053 - Perform borescope inspections

This unit of competency is applied in conjunction with units relating to the inspection, testing and troubleshooting of piston engines and gas turbine engines (either installed in aircraft or in workshops), to perform and assess the results of remote visual inspections using borescopes.
The unit is required for the grant of approval for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to perform borescope inspections on aircraft system components and engines during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance.

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients
Cost: AUD $3,150
Duration: 3 days
Course Dates

4 – 6 March 2024

Composite Repair Techniques

MEASTR0002 (formally MEA405) - Modify and repair aircraft composite materials structures and components

This course is for aircraft maintenance engineers to cover the theory and practical requirement against Unit of Competency MEASTR0002 Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components. This qualification allows individuals to be approved as a ‘specially qualified person’ to perform composite structure maintenance within a CAR 30 Maintenance Organisation, or specialist maintenance task/processes in a CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO).

Open to: Aviation Australia Apprentices/Trainees and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Clients

Cost: AUD $5,250
Duration: 10 days
Location: Brisbane
Course Dates

4 – 15 March 2024

Apply regulations to prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions

Apply regulations to prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions – CPPFES2043

This course will provide the candidate with certification to meet the requirements detailed below.

The Department of Environment, Water, Population and Communities (now called The Department of Environment) issued a statement on the 5th August 2013 regarding Regulation 302 (1) of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (the Regulations).

This statement clearly stated the requirement of all persons in the aviation industry who handle an extinguishing agent to hold either an extinguishing agent handling licence or to have achieved competence in PRMPFES43A (now CPPFES2043) or equivalent assessment outcomes at a CASA approved Maintenance Training Organisation or a Registered Training Organisation.

Cost: AUD $220
Location: Online

Effective Leadership for Maintenance

Effective Leadership for Maintenance (AA-21)

This is an online short course and assignment, which forms part of the requirements to achieve a Unit of Competency within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Additional requirements may apply to achieve the full Unit of Competency.

Cost: AUD $395
Location: Online

Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (AA-53a) MSMENV272B

This is an online short course and assignment, which forms part of the requirements to achieve a Unit of Competency within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Additional requirements may apply to achieve the full Unit of Competency.

Cost: AUD $395
Location: Online

Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices (AA-53b) MSMENV472

This is an online short course and assignment, which forms part of the requirements to achieve a Unit of Competency within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Additional requirements may apply to achieve the full Unit of Competency.

Cost: AUD $395
Location: Online