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. Study plans can be created to take in streams including helicopter turbine, helicopter piston turbine, turbine fixed wing, turbine fixed wing structures, piston fixed wing pressure-328, heicopter piston-327, piston fixed wing pressure-401, turbine fixed wing turbo fan and piston fixed wing unpressurised.
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.
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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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Indicative fees and charges
Visit our Fees page for all you need to know about fees at SM TAFE.
Call 1800 001 001 to get a more accurate fee indication based on your eligibility and study plan before applying.
More information about fees – at a glance
Fees and charges published on our website are indicative. The fee for this course is available in the list in the document linked above, showing tuition fees, resource fees and total fees for general and concession fee types.
Your fees will depend on your eligibility for government funding or a concession rate, and the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Our Indicative fees lists show fees that are:
Based on the full possible study plan of units, including the recommended electives
Based on full time study in 2021 for Semester 2 study options
Based on full time study in 2022 for Semester 1 study options
Charged at the government funded rate for over 18 years of age students
Based on unit electives designed to meet localised industry demand for skills
Made up of course fees and resource fees, or RPL fees. Course fees are the cost of your tuition, while resource fees pay for consumables provided to you to aid your study (such as printing and paper). You may also be required to purchase text books or equipment that are not part of our tuition or resource fees.
Fees may vary between students and between educational providers. Other charges may apply.
Fees for apprenticeships and traineeships are charged at a rate per nominal hour of study. This means that your fees will vary depending on the units you study as part of your training plan. Lower Fees, Local Skills indicative fees do not apply to existing worker trainees.
Apprentices and trainees are liable to pay for their own fees but some industrial agreements (awards) dictate that employers are required to reimburse their apprentice upon receipt of satisfactory progress. An employer may also opt to pay on behalf of the apprentice or trainee.
For more information visit our Apprenticeships and traineeships page.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) enrolments are charged at $3.25 per nominal hour of study.
No concession fees apply to RPL enrolments. Refer to the institutional or apprenticeship/traineeship fee list above for an indicative RPL course fee.
To get started with RPL, visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page.
College Discretionary Fee (CDF)
For all on campus and online and on campus students an annual $20 discretionary fee is payable to cover items like security and other onsite facilities once per semester.