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MEA40618 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)

National ID: MEA40618 | State ID: BDW5

Are you looking for an in-demand career looking after the world's most advanced technology?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) you will be looking at an exciting career working on aircraft large and small as an aviation maintenance engineer. Aircraft maintenance is a key skills growth area and your qualifications are in demand worldwide.

You will learn how to repair, overhaul, test and troubleshoot all manner of aircraft electrical and electronic aircraft systems. This may include instrument and communications systems, power-distribution systems, autopilot and integrated flight systems, and environmental control systems.

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) is an apprenticeship: you must be employed by an appropriate organisation to study. Please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Aerospace Training Centre

South Metropolitan 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.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III


This course is available as an apprenticeship.

Entrance requirements for apprenticeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

An apprenticeship involves full time work with an employer who provides an opportunity to learn all aspects of a trade. This is a structured program for a fixed period of time and while you learn on the job, you also attend off the job training at SM TAFE.

Some of the benefits of an Apprenticeship are that you can:

  • Earn a wage while you train
  • Learn on the job skills combined with off the job training
  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification on successful completion
  • Start a valuable step towards a rewarding career path


Job opportunities


  • Completion provides you with the skills and knowledge to work in the aviation industry as an avionics aircraft maintenance engineer.
  • For information on licensing requirements, please refer to CASA’s website:
  • South Metropolitan TAFE does not guarantee a licensed outcome as CASA is the Australian licensing and regulatory authority.



For information about jobs and pathways, please see


Further study opportunities:


  • Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)

Those wishing to progress further may undertake the Diploma of Aeroskills and CASA licensing exams to become Licensed Aircraft maintenance Engineers.

For information on licensing requirements, please refer to CASA’s website:

South Metropolitan TAFE does not guarantee a licensed outcome as CASA is the Australian licensing and regulatory authority.


Delivery location, important dates and study options

This course may be offered with a blended, flexible delivery model to enable social distancing measures to be undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic. This approach may include a mix of online and classroom based delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements. Lecturers will provide any specific instructions if your training delivery style needs to change.

All year round

Jandakot - Classroom-Apprenticeship


Fees and charges


Duration 4 years
When All year round
Where Jandakot
How Apprenticeship
Part Time
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Page last updated November 26, 2020