Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) MEA40718

This specialisation is made-to-order if your passion is to explore the mechanics of engines and associated systems, except here, you’re learning to work on something slightly bigger than your average V8.

In undertaking this course, you will be trained in the skills needed to maintain jet engines, complex aircraft systems and electrical systems, including antiskid braking and undercarriage systems, cabin pressurisation, fuel and pneumatic components, flight controls, hydraulics and more.

Open To:

Domestic Students


AUD $4,700*

AUD $3,500 Darwin


Approximately 10 months


Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin

Study mode:


Course dates:


  • 30 Jan – 1 Nov 2024
  • 2 July – 17 April 2025 (subject to change)


  • 10 Jan – 4 Oct 2024 (subject to change)


  • 10 Jan – 4 Oct 2024


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

^End date subject to change.

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Minimum Australian Year 10 (or equivalent)*
  • Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia living in Queensland, including New Zealand citizens or refugees or humanitarian visa holders living in Queensland.
  • Meet Language, Literacy and Numeracy requirements;
  1. Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate; or
  2. International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma; or
  3. Successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV level or higher qualification (delivered in English); or
  4. If you cannot provide any of the above documents, you will be required to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. Aviation Australia will offer the Australian Government approved assessment tool – Basic Keys Skills Builder (bksb) to students to undertake this assessment. You will be required to complete this testing with honesty and integrity, and without any assistance. You will be notified of the results of the assessment as soon as practical following completion.

*Aviation Australia highly recommends obtaining a pass in Mathematics, English and Physics.


  • Aviation Australia will contact you regarding eligibility
  • Complete pre-enrolment and eligibility screening, including Language, Literacy and Numeracy testing
  • If successful, enrol online and pay deposit
  • Commence your study

Pathway to becoming a Licenced Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

Our aircraft maintenance engineering courses provide you with the essential training required to begin your aviation career in aircraft maintenance. Our instructors are highly experienced professionals, from Commercial and Defence aviation and aerospace industries.

Students will undertake the essential pre-apprenticeship, vocational theory training which goes towards the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) MEA40718, with the mechanical stream offering fixed wing, rotary wing and structures pathway options.

The course delivery is tailored to also meet the CASR Part 66 basic knowledge syllabus. This delivery method ensures all examinations meet the CASR Part 66 requirements. If these modular examinations are passes, as per CASA regulatory requirements (75% or above), this gives graduates several credits towards the application of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence in the future. The course is designed so graduating students will leave apprenticeship ready.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aviation Australia has in-house Employment Service consultants who will help you connect with a range of industry contacts Australia-wide. They will work closely with you and assist with each step along the path to obtaining an apprenticeship.

We recommend to ensure successful completion of the course and improve your employability – students should maintain over 90% attendance and aim for above 75% on all examinations.

Visit the Employment Services page for more information.

Permanent residents of Queensland who have the right to study full time may be eligible for the funding scheme applicable for this course.

Evidence of Australian and Queensland residency is required to be provided prior to enrolment. This can be a valid Australian Passport, an Australian Birth Certificate, or an International Passport with accompanying Visa Grant Notification/VEVO documentation, and a valid Queensland Drivers Licence and/or a valid QLD Adult Proof of Age Card (18+ card).

After completing the course, you will receive a Record of Results, which covers the theory components of part of your Certificate IV in Aeroskills. You will also receive a CASR Part 147 Certificate of Recognition for all CASR Part 66 basic knowledge examinations you have passed at 75% or over.

The remaining components of the qualification must be completed on-the-job in an apprenticeship.  This includes practical training, and also may include some additional theory training. Once you have successfully completed all components of your apprenticeship, you can be issued with your Certificate IV qualification.

Class hours typically range from 7:30am to 3:30pm with an earlier finish on Fridays. Once enrolled, your Enrolment Confirmation will detail your course hours.

The campus is located at 20 Boronia Rd, Brisbane Airport. Student parking is available nearby on Melia St.

The closest bus drop off point is Route 590 – Garden City to Aviation Australia via Carindale.

Visit the Brisbane campus page for more information.

The campus is located at 1 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns International Airport. Visit the Cairns Aviation Skills Centre page for more information.