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MEA20418 Certificate II in Aeroskills (Aeroskills Mechanical Pre-apprenticeship)

National ID: MEA20418 State ID: AB67
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Do you want a career in aviation and don't know where to start?

This Qualification is being replaced, new students should apply for the replacement qualification MEA20418 AB67 - Certificate II in Aeroskills (Aeroskills Mechanical Pre-apprenticeship)

When you complete the Certificate II in Aeroskills you open the door to a career in aviation maintenance, working on the advanced technology that flies 8 million people across the world every day, and is a great pathway into an apprenticeship and a Certificate IV in Aeroskills.

The Certificate II in Aeroskills course is designed to deliver both theoretical and practical knowledge enabling you to gain a solid foundation of both the knowledge and skills required to enter into an aviation maintenance career.

Gain these skills and experience:

  • aircraft airframe construction
  • aircraft hydraulic and pneumatic systems
  • aircraft mechanical control systems
  • maintenance of mechanical components or parts
  • aircraft avionic fundamentals
  • aviation industry regulation and standards
  • aviation maintenance documentation
  • Work, Safety and Health practices in aviation

In the workshop, you will learn both manufacturing hand skills and the basic skills relating to the inspection and maintenance of various aircraft components.

Aerospace Training Centre

South Metro TAFE's AeroSpace Training Centre is the largest provider in WA offering training in aircraft maintenance and aviation. Our lecturers have diverse industry backgrounds including international licensed aircraft maintenance engineers, airline transport pilots, airport managers, flight instructors, cabin crew training managers, emergency procedures instructors, RAAF maintenance supervisors, as well as military and commercial aviators and managers.

The fully equipped hangar of the AeroSpace Training Centre at Jandakot Airport has various aircraft engines, workshop stations, computer facilities, a flight simulator, and a number of aircraft including our own Boeing 737.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 5 days per week when studied full time across 10 weeks. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 14.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

There are 145 hours of structured out of class self-study over the duration of the qualification.

What you need

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts) and wear enclosed footwear.

In addition, the following dress requirements/PPE is required at all workshop activities:

  • long/short work pants
  • long/short sleeve HI-VIZ shirts
  • Steel capped safety boots

 Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

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Semester 1

Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 1
Where Jandakot
How On Campus

Semester 2

Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 2
Where Jandakot
How On Campus

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