Engineer your aviation maintenance career in avionics.
Learn to maintain and repair a range of specialist avionics equipment with this course focusing on aircraft electronic and electrical components and systems such as on-board computers, radio, radar, and GPS systems.
Our course enables you to seek the grant of a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence covering the supervision, performance and certification of avionic maintenance on aircraft that are type-rated by CASA for maintenance purposes.
Aerospace Training Centre
SM 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.
- Removing and installing advanced aircraft electronic and digital system components
- Assessing and evaluating structural repair/modification requirements
- Removing and installing advanced aircraft electrical system components
- Supervising civil aircraft maintenance activities and managing human resources in the workplace
- Performing administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance
- Using electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities
- Legal and regulatory aspects of aviation industry
- strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills
- technical expertise, including computer-aided design skills
- creativity and innovative thinking
- attention to detail
- a strong awareness of safety issues
- communication skills, both verbal and written
This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.
To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.
|School Leaver||Non-School Leaver||AQF|
|Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent||Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades)||Certificate III|
Attendance in class
This course is completed over 5 semesters 5 days per week and includes classroom theory sessions as well as practical sessions that are conducted in our fully equipped hangar at our Jandakot campus.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 1 hour 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.
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). You must wear enclosed footwear, long pants and sleeves, safety glasses and ear plugs to campus.
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