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AVI40120 Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision)

National ID: AVI40120 State ID: BGN0
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Are you ready to take-off into the airport or airline industry?

This qualification will provide you with technical and non-technical aviation skills to operate effectively in a broad range of ground operations and service roles.  When you complete the Certificate IV in Aviation (Aviation Supervision) you will be on your way to a career managing the ground operations of an airport: airline services, airport operation and other ground services.

You will gain valuable industry workplace exposure to airport and airline operations, as well as experience in an aviation environment within our fully equipped aircraft hangar facility.

This course has been developed in partnership with the aviation industry, and provides you with a professional, non-flying pathway to an exciting career in aviation.

Previous graduates of this course have found employment with both international and regional airports and within the broader aviation industry.

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.

Good news!

This course is going to transition to a new training package in 2023. This means that students starting in 2023 will transfer during their study to new units developed to meet current and future industry needs.


  • aviation safety
  • airport environmental control
  • airline and airport operations supervision
  • coordinate accident and emergency procedures
  • identify and respond to health, safety and security issues
  • communicate effectively in the airline and airport working environment
  • operational procedures in the modern aviation industry
  • using technology and processing documents
  • effectively deal with customers
Free in 2023

This course is FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

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

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 2-3 days per week over two semesters. 

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 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

Students are expected to engage in learning through 410 hours of structured out of class activities, which includes 42 hours of assessments that take place off-campus during self-directed study time 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, industry exams, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, folder for notebooks and handouts) and wear enclosed footwear during classes in the workshop. Your own laptop/tablet is helpful but not required.

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, 2023

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Jandakot
How On Campus

Semester 2, 2022

Duration 2 Semesters
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Jandakot
How On Campus

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