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Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications cover aeronautical engineering, avionic engineering, avionics and general maintenance in the Australian Aerospace Industry.

‘Metal and Engineering’ and ‘Aviation’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the MEA (Release 1.4) Training Package.

The MEA Aeroskills Training Package (Release 1.4) includes 25 qualifications and 213 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathway Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

MEA20415 - Certificate II in Aeroskills

This qualification covers trainees employees in aviation maintenance workshops who are required to perform repair and overhaul tasks on a limited range of aircraft electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electro-hydraulic and electro-pneumatic components, or who perform simple repairs on a limited range of structural components.

MEA20515 - Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

This qualification is suitable for employees of airlines and other operators of piston, jet and turbo-propeller aircraft and helicopters who are required to hold a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) A Licence to perform and certify a range of specified maintenance tasks that can be performed with the aircraft on a flight line or at the departure gate. On completion of the required maintenance tasks the individual is authorised to release the aircraft to service.

MEA20611 - Certificate II in Aircraft Surface Finishing

This qualification is suitable for employees of aircraft maintenance/specialist aircraft surface finishing organisations who are involved in the stripping of old finishes and in the preparation of aircraft and aircraft component surfaces for the application of paint and other specialist surface finishes.

MEA20615 - Certificate II in Aircraft Surface Finishing

Suitable for employees of aircraft maintenance organisations or specialist aircraft surface finishing organisations who are involved in the stripping of old finishes and in the preparation of aircraft and aircraft component surfaces for the application of paint and other specialist surface finishes. A limited range of component removal and installation tasks related to surface finishing tasks may also be performed.

MEA30111 - Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing

This qualification may apply to employees of aircraft maintenance organisations, or of specialist aircraft surface finishing organisations who are required to prepare the surfaces of aircraft and aircraft components for the application of surface finishes, apply paint, specialist finishes and decals or stencils.

MEA30115 - Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing

This qualification is applicable to employees of aircraft maintenance organisations, or of specialist aircraft surface finishing organisations who are required to prepare the surfaces of aircraft and aircraft components for the application of surface finishes, apply paint, specialist finishes and decals or stencils. Also required is the application of aircraft registration markings, national markings and organisational logos.

MEA30215 - Certificate III in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)

Suitable for those employed within the General Aviation industry sector on the maintenance of small aircraft who are not seeking direct progression to a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B1.2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence limited to basic small aircraft maintenance.

MEA30315 - Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing

This qualification applies to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and to employees of Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) who are maintaining aircraft and personal life support equipment and aircraft furnishings.

MEA40615 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)

This qualification applies to employees of Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs) or to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of aircraft electrical, instrument and radio systems and system components.

The qualification defines the exit from an apprenticeship and may apply to either aircraft maintenance performed on flight lines/ramps and in hangars, or to avionic component repair and overhaul performed in workshops. These outcomes are defined in two streams: aircraft maintenance stream; and component maintenance workshop stream.

MEA40715 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)

This qualification applies to employees of Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of airframes and airframe mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, and of aircraft engines and (where applicable) propellers.

The qualification defines the exit from an apprenticeship and may apply to either aircraft maintenance performed on flight lines/ramps and in hangars, or to airframe and engine component repair and overhaul performed in workshops. These outcomes are defined in two streams: aircraft maintenance stream and component maintenance workshop stream.

MEA40911 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing

This qualification applies to employees engaged in either the supervision of aircraft surface finishing activities or working in an environment where a significant degree of multi-skilling is required in component removal and installation and/or the performance of a specified range of repair tasks.

MEA40915 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing

The qualification applies to employees of aircraft repair and overhaul organisations or members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) engaged in either the supervision of aircraft surface finishing activities or working in an environment where a significant degree of multi-skilling is required in component removal and installation and/or the performance of a specified range of repair tasks.

MEA41015 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)

The qualification applies to individuals involved in the maintenance of small aircraft within the General Aviation industry sector and is not a pathway to the grant of a B1 or B2 Licence for regular public transport aircraft maintained by a Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 145 Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO). The pathways to these licences are the MEA50215 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) for the B1 or the MEA50115 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) for the B2. A number of units in this qualification would provide credits towards those qualifications and towards other qualifications at Certificate IV, Diploma and
Advanced Diploma levels.

More information regarding the operation of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package in licence-related areas during the CASR Part 66 review can be found in the Companion Volume – Interface with CASA Licensing Requirements.

MEA41115 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing

Suitable training for members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and to employees of Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) who work at supervisor or team leader levels on the maintenance of aircraft and personal life support equipment and on the fabrication and maintenance of aircraft furnishings.

MEA41315 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)

This qualification is suited to employees of Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or to members of the Australian defence Force (ADF) who are engaged in the repair and modification of aircraft structures. The qualification defines the exit from apprenticeship and may apply to work performed in hangars on the structure of complete aircraft and to work performed in workshops on structural components.

MEA50115 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

The qualification applies to individuals seeking the grant of a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence covering the supervision, performance and certification of avionic maintenance on aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes.
The qualification satisfies CASA requirements for the grant, under Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 66, of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence B2 when the skills and knowledge requirements align with CASA syllabus requirements in the Companion Volume CASA Interface and training has been delivered in accordance with the requirements of CASR Part 147.

MEA50215 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

The qualification applies to individuals seeking the grant of a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence covering the supervision, performance and certification of airframe, engine, electrical and structural maintenance on aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes.

MEA50311 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)

This qualification applies to those employed in aviation maintenance management fields in both the civil and Australian Defence Force regulatory environments in jobs such as avionic maintenance team leaders, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors.

MEA50315 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)

This qualification applies to individuals employed in aviation maintenance management fields in both the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) regulatory environments in jobs such as avionic maintenance team leaders, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors. This qualification has entry requirements.

MEA50411 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)

This qualification applies to those employed in aviation maintenance management fields in both the civil and Australian defence Force regulatory environments in jobs such as mechanical maintenance team leaders, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors.

MEA50415 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)

This qualification applies to individuals employed in aviation maintenance management fields in both the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) regulatory environments in jobs such as mechanical maintenance team leaders, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors. This qualification has entry requirements.

MEA50615 - Diploma of Aeronautical Engineering

This qualification is suitable for individuals employed in engineering departments of manufacturers and aviation maintenance organisations in both the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) regulatory environments. Individuals could also be employed in Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs) and in ADF Approved Engineering Organisations (AEOs). Typical jobs could be supporting professional engineers in design teams, members of airworthiness review teams, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors.

MEA50715 - Diploma of Avionic Engineering

This qualification applies to individuals employed in engineering departments of manufacturers and aviation maintenance organisations in both the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) regulatory environments. Individuals could also be employed in Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs) and in ADF Approved Engineering Organisations (AEOs). Typical jobs could be supporting professional engineers in design teams, members of airworthiness review teams, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors.

MEA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)

This qualification applies to individuals employed in managerial positions in both the civil and Australian Defence Force regulatory environments in the fields of avionic maintenance management and Integrated Logistic Support.

MEA60211 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)

This qualification applies to individuals employed in managerial positions in both the civil and Australian Defence Force regulatory environments in the fields of mechanical maintenance management and Integrated Logistic Support.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MEA40615 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)
Annual Commencements 85 10 15 0 0 0 0 0
MEA40715 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Annual Commencements 100 45 35 15 0 0 0 0
MEA41315 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)
Annual Commencements 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
MEA50215 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Annual Commencements 10 0 0 0 0 5 0 10

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection (June 2017 estimates), NCVER rounded estimates for the 2016 calendar year. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MEA20415 - Certificate II in Aeroskills
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T T T * T
MEA20515 - Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T *
MEA20611 - Certificate II in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MEA20615 - Certificate II in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
MEA30111 - Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MEA30115 - Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 24 mths 36 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A * T
MEA30215 - Certificate III in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A * A
MEA30315 - Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MEA40615 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MEA40715 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MEA40911 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MEA40915 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A * T
MEA41015 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A * A
MEA41115 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A * T
MEA41315 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A A A A * A A
MEA50115 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A T T A * A A
MEA50215 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Classification A A T T A * A A
MEA50311 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MEA50315 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MEA50411 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MEA50415 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MEA50615 - Diploma of Aeronautical Engineering
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MEA50715 - Diploma of Avionic Engineering
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification * T
MEA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
MEA60211 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths
Part Time
Classification T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
MEA20415 - Certificate II in Aeroskills
Availability
MEA20515 - Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance
Availability
MEA20611 - Certificate II in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Availability
MEA20615 - Certificate II in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Availability
MEA30111 - Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Availability
MEA30115 - Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Availability
MEA30215 - Certificate III in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
Availability
MEA30315 - Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing
Availability
MEA40615 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)
Availability
MEA40715 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Availability
MEA40911 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Availability
MEA40915 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing
Availability
MEA41015 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
Availability
MEA41115 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing
Availability
MEA41315 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)
Availability
MEA50115 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
Availability
MEA50215 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Availability
MEA50311 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)
Availability
MEA50411 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
Availability
MEA60111 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics)
Availability
MEA60211 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).

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