Aircraft Line Maintenance | Northern Territory

The school to work pathway allows school students to take the first step to a career within the aviation industry. The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance (MEA20518) provides basic level knowledge and skills to perform a range of specified maintenance tasks on aircraft on a flight line or at the departure gate.

The VETDSS program is conducted for Year 10 and 11 students, over 18 months. This qualification can lead to future Aeroskills apprenticeships/traineeships. This qualification is also a pathway to achieving a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Category A Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licence – which allows authorised personnel to release aircraft to service.

This course is funded by the Northern Territory Government through the Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) program.

VETDSS allows students to undertake nationally recognised training whilst undertaking years 10/11/12 at school. This training can count towards the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (NTCET).

Open To:

Domestic Students


Fee free*


Two days a week and block over 1 year



Course dates:

6 February 2024 – 25 November 2024


*This is funded by the Northern Territory Government. Available for eligible applicants.

This is funded by the Northern Territory Government. Available for eligible applicants.


To be eligible to enrol in VETDSS, applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled in either Year 10, 11 or 12 at a Northern Territory school;
  • Permanently reside in the Northern Territory; AND
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant); New Zealand citizen or temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency.


Evidence to support your eligibility must be supplied and verified prior to enrolment. This may include a number of the below items:

  • A letter from your school confirming your enrolment and details (required);
  • Northern Territory Drivers Licence;
  • Proof of Age Card;
  • Medicare Card (green);
  • Australian Passport;
  • Australian Birth Certificate.

All Expressions of Interest (EOI) must be received by your school careers advisor or VET coordinator.

Expression of Interest Form

If you are a student wanting to enrol in this program, speak with your School VET Coordinator for further information. Course dates are to be advised.

You can also contact us directly:
Email: [email protected] or Phone: +61 7 4034 8101