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Are you looking for an in-demand career looking after the world's most advanced technology?
When you complete the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) 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.
Learn these skills:
- repair, overhaul, test and troubleshoot all manner of aircraft mechanical systems
- testing of equipment and ground support equipment
- troubleshooting faults
- use of computers to obtain maintenance data and to complete documentation
- interpreting wiring diagrams and system schematics
- removal and installation of aircraft components
- reading drawings relating to maintenance activities
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) 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.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
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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
Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 5 days per week (for up to 8 weeks per year for the first 3 years) when studied part time over 48 months. The fourth year consists of completing log book evidence.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
Students are expected to engage in learning through 2000 hours of on-the-job employer training (Apprentices/Trainees) and 500 hours of unsupervised activities including logbook (LOIE), research, assignments and research.
What you need
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, industry exams, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts) and wear enclosed footwear.
Industry uniform is required to be worn at all classes, including steel capped boots.
Study options and next steps
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