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Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)

Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers hold Civil Aviation Safety Authority B1.1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licences and supervise, perform and certify avionic maintenance on fixed wing jet aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes. (This sample is for CASA B1.1 licence.)

Summary of Training

Core Units (Diploma level) - 11 required

  • Perform administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance
  • Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities
  • Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace
  • Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance
  • Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment
  • Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft mechanical maintenance
  • Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications
  • Remove and install avionic system components
  • Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance

Core Units (Certificate IV level) - 17 required

  • Interpret work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
  • Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
  • Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
  • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
  • Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
  • Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components
  • Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components
  • Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts
  • Use electrical test equipment
  • Perform aircraft flight servicing
  • Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components
  • Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components
  • Remove and install engines and engine system components
  • Maintain and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts
  • Inspect, repair and maintain aircraft structures

Elective Units - 13 to 15 required for CASA Licence sub B1.1

  • Remove and install pressurisation control system components
  • Remove and install aircraft oxygen system components
  • Inspect, test and troubleshoot pressurisation control systems and components
  • Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft oxygen systems and components
  • Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components
  • Remove and install propeller systems and components
  • Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components
  • Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components
  • Inspect aircraft hydro-mechanical, mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components
  • Inspect gas turbine engine systems and components
  • Test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical, mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components
  • Test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components
  • Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall 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 overall industry in employment (in any industry).

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

Graduate Wage

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

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Source: Department of Employment, 2017. AATIS analysis.

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Availability Information and More Details

Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) - MEA50215
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 36 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 10 0 0 0 0 5 0 10
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Classification A A T T A * A A
Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)

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.

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Nominal durations listed are for full time occupations, 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.

Commencements

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.

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ANZSCO Classification: 323112

Note: This is an indicative Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) classification for this occupation, provided as a guide only. Apprenticeship Network providers should refer to DET guidelines regarding ANZSCO codes.

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