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Aeroskills

Overview

The Aeroskills or Aerospace industry includes maintenance, repair and overhaul services for general aviation, airlines and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

What does this industry cover?

  • Aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturing
  • Civilian and repair and maintenance
  • Military aircraft repair and maintenance

Industry Information

More than 90% of aircraft manufacturing and repair services sector businesses are small, employing less than 20 people. Most of the businessses are located in NSW and QLD.

Aircraft Maintenance Engineers are the dominant occupation in the repair sector. There are 9,800 employed in Australia, with the number expected to decline to 8,900 by 2020.

Traineeship and apprenticeship commencements in this industry are highly competitive and somewhat limited.

Employment and wage data for this industry

Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this industry in the past two years. Commencements in 2016: 335

Source: NCVER Apprentice and trainee collection, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2017, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this industry in the past 5 years.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this industry compared with other Australian industries.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of all employees in this industry.

Source: Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Key Occupations

Mechanical Aircraft Maintainence Technician

Structural Aircraft Maintainence Technician

This industry is positioned in the following groups

Industry

Metal & Engineering

Work Type

Analytic & Scientific

Practical & Manual

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Career Pathways

Aeroskills has career pathways from Certificate II through to Diploma. Look at the Job Pathway Chart to see what is of interest.

Job Pathway Charts

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Information

Industry information is published by peak level associations, government and major employers.  Accessing industry association sites, including member lists, is a good way of building up an understanding of an industry.  Visiting employer websites and looking for careers or employment menus helps identify how employers recruit and the skills they are recruiting.

Use Google to search for the associations and organisations listed below. 

Industry

  • Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Business Association
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority 
  • Defence Jobs Australia