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FAME Female Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Do you want to work at the forefront of industries of the future where you can literally see your work
take off? Then aircraft maintenance engineering may be the perfect career for you!

Aviation Australia is excited to announce the launch of our FAME (Female Aircraft Maintenance Engineer) program. FAME is an aviation industry-first initiative designed to support and nurture our future female aircraft maintenance engineers as they build their careers in a traditionally male-dominated field. This is an opportunity for you to lead the change and be part of the growing female engineering community.

Female AME's

What is FAME?

The program is dedicated to increasing female participation in the aircraft maintenance engineering workforce across Australia, by providing students with support from key networks and industry throughout their studies.

Embedded within the CertIV Aeroskills course, the FAME program will be available for all females enrolled at both the Aviation Australia Brisbane and Cairns campuses from January 2022.

The FAME program provides;

  • Increased female participation in the workforce,
  • dedicated industry support and mentorship,
  • work experience opportunities,
  • and a professional support network.

Aviation Australia is committed to increasing the number of women considering a trade pathway in the aviation industry. Currently, the industry average for female tradespeople across Australia can be less than 5% in some trade areas.

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Study to become an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s fundamental purpose is to ensure aircraft are safe and airworthy to fly. No aircraft takes off without being certified to do so by an engineer.

If you enjoy finding practical solutions to complex problems and knowing how things work, then this might be the career path for you.

These Certificate IV Aeroskills courses are designed to ensure that graduating students will leave apprenticeship-ready.