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Malaysia Twinning Program - Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Aviation Australia has partnered with CAE to provide an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) twinning course.

The Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – TB1 Mechanical (10599NAT) course consists of theory based learning over 6 months at the CAE campus near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, followed by 12 months theory and practical studies at Aviation Australia’s Brisbane Airport campus.

Our diploma course is EASA accredited and the first step in your journey to a career as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME).

Mechanical Diploma 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.

Open To:

International Students


AUD $43,950*


Approximately 90 Weeks


Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur

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*Payment plans are available.

  • English Language Proficiency:
    Academic IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no sub band score less than 5.0. Aviation Australia accepts these approved English language equivalent tests. Testing must have been completed within 2 years from the enrolment application date.
  • Academic Suitability:
    Evidence of completion of Year 12 or equivalent, with a pass in Mathematics (at minimum Year 10 or equivalent). Where an applicant does not meet these requirements, Aviation Australia may consider sufficient relevant work experience (documented via a resume and referees) and/or a successfully completed higher level qualification that demonstrates academic suitability. Aviation Australia uses these equivalent international education achievement levels.
  • Minimum of 17 years of age:
    Applicants under the age of 18 may be accepted where it is demonstrated they will be under approved guardianship arrangements. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs. For more information visit Department of Home Affairs – Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Assessment:
    Applicants must provide a Genuine Temporary Entrant statement. This must be fully completed by the applicant in their own words and writing, and will be assessed by the Australian Government to ensure applicants meet the GTE requirement.
  • Current Valid Passport:
    The applicant’s passport must be current and valid for at least 6 months from the course commencement date.
  • Additional assessment requirements:
    Some countries may require additional assessment requirements, such as a higher IELTS level and/or student interview. You will be advised upon application if further details are required.

All documentation supplied must be certified and translated (in full) to English. The front page of the Enrolment Application Form details this requirement.

  • Complete the Aviation Australia International Enrolment Form
  • Provide certified copies of all documentation
  • Contact your nearest Registered Agent
  • If accepted, receive a Letter of Offer (LOO)
  • Accept offer and arrange payment
  • Receive Confirmation of Enrolment (COE)
  • Commence the course with Aviation Australia (subject to visa approval)

Items included in course price

  • Course Delivery
  • Textbooks; Workbooks; Logbooks
  • Examination Fees (regulatory Examination resit fees and CASA exams not included)
  • Uniforms (1 x Safety Boots; 2 x Trousers; 3 x Shirts)
  • Safety Equipment (1 x Safety Glasses; 1 x Ear Muffs)

Optional upgrades:

  • TB1.3 Mechanical (Rotary Wing) Theory Upgrade (self-study): $1,150
  • TB2 Avionics Theory Upgrade (self-study): $2,000
  • GCAA Module 10: $300

Course Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will receive:

  • European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Certificate of Recognition
  • Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) Certificate of Recognition (optional add-on for $300)

These outcomes are highly regarded by airlines and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs) all over the world.

To qualify for an EASA / GCAA Licence, you will need to show an additional two years’ on the job training at an approved MRO.

Job Prospects

Graduating students with a further two years’ experience (minimum) can apply for their category licence. They would then be eligible for the following roles:

  • Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME/LAE)– Mechanical TB1.1 (Fixed wing gas turbine)
  • Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME/LAE) – Mechanical TB1.3 (Rotary wing gas turbine)
  • Aircraft Mechanic, Maintenance
  • Maintenance Planner


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