School of Engineering

Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

MEA50219

Flight One Academy’s engineering programme is designed as a two year programme, with the first year covering the Certificate IV of Aeroskills in its entirety, with either or both the Avionics and Mechanical stream. The Diploma Year builds on this foundational learning with more evolved and complex concepts of aircraft maintenance. The Aeroskills programme at Flight One Academy has been carefully designed to provide students with the opportunity to optionally undertake all the theory and practical learning for a double specialisation (Avionics and Mechanical) in addition to meeting all the training requirements for a CASA Aircraft Engineer Licence outcome.

Next Intake

01 June 2021

Price

$21,200 (Maximum course tuition fee, single diploma)
There are no other fees associated with this diploma.
Installments available; VET Student Loan available subject to eligibility requirements.
VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Please visit our VSL Page for further detail.
The maximum VETSL debt for this diploma is $15,000. Please see instalment schedule details below.

Duration

24 Months

Qualification Overview

Certificate IV vs Diploma

Flight One Academy has designed its Aeroskills Diploma programme to be optionally undertaken as a combined qualification, because all the units contained within the Certificate IV are part of the Diploma.
The Certificate IV leads directly to employment as a qualified Aircraft Engineer.
The Diploma, by incorporating CASA regulated training and assessments, fully prepares you to be eligible to obtain an Aircraft Engineer Licence once you have met CASA’s stipulated periods of employment. In undertaking the combined programme, you will graduate with both a Certificate IV and a Diploma of Aeroskills, with either or both of your chosen specialisations.
For diploma graduates, no further basic training or assessments required!

Things You’ll Learn

  • Perform administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance
  • Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace
  • Remove and install advanced aircraft mechanical system components
  • Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

Course Streams

Specialise in one-of or both mechanical & avionics, exploring the options for
majors across different industry areas in terms that promote employability.

Avionics

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Avionics involves the maintenance and repairs of the electrical components of aircraft such as on board computers, radio, radar and GPS directional equipment. You can learn more about the avionics programme on the Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) page here>>.

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Mechanical

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You will predominantly carry out examinations, maintenance and repairs of the mechanical components of aircraft such as gas turbine, jet and piston engines, frames, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel and other associated systems.

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Our Aeroskills Instructors

Andrew Barnes Head of Engineering

Andrew Barnes
Head Of School

Andrew Barnes is a UK Air Force engineering veteran, with more than four decades of engineering and education experience, having developed much of the contemporary learning resources in Aeroskills in Australia.

Professor John Little

John Little
Physics Instructor

Professor John Little is a highly experienced educator with a Master of Science in Applied Physics.

Donal Barber

Donal Barber
Aeroskills Instructor

Donal Barber brings extensive Aeroskills engineering experience spanning more than four decades, and nearly every continent.

An aircraft mechanical/structures technician and professional aviation technical instructor, with extensive aviation maintenance and technical training experience.

Entry Requirements, Cost, & Details

Course Details

The Diploma Year

Flight One Academy’s engineering programme is designed as a two year programme, with the first year covering the Certificate IV of Aeroskills in its entirety, with either or both the Avionics and Mechanical stream. The Diploma Year builds on this foundational learning with more evolved and complex concepts of aircraft maintenance.

Across the Diploma Year, students will learn how to supervise maintenance activities, remove and install advanced aircraft components, and learn how to troubleshoot a wide range of complex aircraft systems.

Leveraging the wider Tisdall Aviation Group’s MRO facilities, we have designed the course to provide students with the opportunity to benefit from engagement with our in-house live aircraft maintenance environment, providing every trainee the best possible learning experience.

CASA Licence Outcome

The School of Engineering Diploma Year is designed around the concept of licence readiness – providing each graduate with the CASA theory and associated examinations required for a licence outcome.

The course includes formal aeroskills theory training aligned to the knowledge requirements within the CASR Part 66 Modules, and assessments that are delivered under our special Part 147 CASA approval. When combined with our extensive practical training, this structure empowers our graduates and prepares them to seize career opportunities as they arise.

To be eligible to apply for a CASA Aircraft Engineer Licence, graduates must also meet CASA’s stipulated employment experience requirements.

Double Diploma

Flight One Academy offers engineer students the option of simultaneously undertaking both the Avionics and Mechanical streams through our unique Double Diploma of Aeroskills which comprehensively delivers all theory training for the both the mechanical and the avionics streams.

The Double Diploma programme involves a challenging workload, so trainees will need to demonstrate perseverance and diligence. The rewards however are significant, as the extended qualification equates to greater employability.

Course Fees

Domestic Student Tuition Fee:

$21,200 (Maximum course tuition fee, single diploma)
There are no other fees associated with this diploma.
Installments available; VET Student Loan available subject to eligibility requirements.
VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth. Please visit our VSL Page for further detail.
The maximum VETSL debt for this diploma is $15,000. Please see instalment schedule details below.

 

Delivery Mode

The course is open to students with no industry experience and is delivered face to face on campus supported by online learning facilities where relevant. The course runs 4 to 5 days per week during term and attendance is compulsory unless otherwise approved by the Head of Training.

Note: Current Aircraft Maintenance Engineers seeking to formalise or upgrade qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be eligible for partial or complete delivery by correspondence.

Study Units

CASA PART 66 MODULES

This course provides ALL theory training and assessment toward the following modules:

Module 01 – Mathematics

Module 02 – Physics

Module 03 – Electrical Fundamentals

Module 04 – Electronic Fundamentals

Module 05 – Digital Techniques and Electronic Test Equipment

Module 06 – Materials and Hardware

Module 07 – Maintenance Practices

Module 08 – Basic Aerodynamics

Module 09 – Human Factors

Module 10 – Aviation Legislation

Module 11 – Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures & Systems (Mechanical only)

Module 12 – Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures & Systems (Mechanical only)

Module 13 – Aircraft Structures & Systems (Avionics only)

Module 14 – Propulsion – Avionic systems (Avionics only)

Module 15 – Gas Turbine Engines (Mechanical only)

Module 16 – Piston Engines (Mechanical only)

Module 17 – Propeller (Mechanical only)

Download Full Part 66 Syllabus

UNITS OF COMPETENCY

ASQA Units of Competency that may be used in the delivery of the course include:

Mechanical

Core – Mechanical
MEA111 Perform administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance

MEA112 Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

MEA113 Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace

MEA116 Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance

MEA142 Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA148 Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance

MEA323 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft mechanical maintenance

MEA325 Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

MEA343 Remove and install avionic system components

MEA365 Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications

MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities

MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities

MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components

MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components

MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts

MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities

MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing

MEA303 Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

MEA306 Remove and install engines and engine system components

MEA328 Maintain and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts

MEA339 Inspect, repair and maintain aircraft structures

MEA398 Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components

Group A Electives (Mechanical)
MEA208 Remove and install aircraft pressurisation control system components

MEA209 Remove and install aircraft oxygen system components

MEA219 Inspect, test and troubleshoot pressurisation control systems and components

MEA222 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft oxygen systems and components

MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA305 Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components

MEA307 Remove and install propeller systems and components

MEA315 Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components

MEA317 Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA318 Inspect aircraft hydro-mechanical, mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components

MEA319 Inspect gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA320 Test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components

MEA321Test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components

MEA322 Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

Group B Electives (Mechanical)
MEA294 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA304 Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA308 Remove and install rotary wing rotor and flight control system components

MEA309 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear systems and components

MEA310 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft pneumatic systems and components

MEA316 Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing rotor and control systems and components

MEA319 Inspect gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA322 Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

 

Note: Provided as a guide only. Actual units delivered at the discretion of the Head of School. Prerequisites may apply to some units.

Course Outcomes

The outcomes of this course for successful graduates are:

• MEA50219 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

• CASA Theory Completion Certificate

• CASA Practical Completion Certificate*

*Students wishing to graduate from the Diploma or gain an Australian CASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence who are for any reason unable to complete the practical requirements may be required to undertake additional journalised work experience.

Entry Requirements

ACADEMIC CRITERIA

  • Australian Year 12 (Senior High School) Certificate of Education; or
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) diploma; or
  • successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), or at a level in a framework that preceded the AQF that is equivalent to level 4 or above in the AQF or;   that has been assessed by a Federal, State or Territory government agency which assesses overseas qualifications (or an organisation contracted by such an agency to undertake such assessments) as equivalent or comparable to a qualification referred to in the VET Student Loans Rules; and the course for the qualification was delivered in English.
  • If you cannot provide the above documents, you will be required to display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy. We will assess your competence using the Australian Government approved assessment tool — LLN Robot, or other approved tool of our choice.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRITERIA

All applicants, unless exempt, must present an IELTS Certificate (Academic Module) no more than 1 year old.

For direct entry, the IELTS result must be at least 6.0 overall with no band score below 5.5. English pathway options are available for applicants who have not attained this minimum level.

Please note: You may be exempt from the English language entry criteria if you are a citizen of Australia, or studied for the last 2 years in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America enrolled in a formal qualification. Exemptions are assessed case by case. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires that individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds seeking an Australian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence must present an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score below 6.0 prior to being issued a licence.

English language packaged pathways are available for this course but a formal test result may still be required.

CASA ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRITERIA

Aircraft maintenance trainees should also be aware that, according to CASR Part 66 AMC CASR 66.025 /GM CASR 66.025, all personnel wishing to hold an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence will be required to provide evidence to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority that they have achieved a suitable English language proficiency level.

An applicant for a maintenance certification licence must be able to read, write and converse in English to a level that CASA is satisfied is sufficient to enable the applicant to safely exercise the privileges of the licence applied for. The level of knowledge would be such that the licence holder is able to:

  • read and understand the instructions and technical manuals in use within the organisation;
  • make written technical entries and any maintenance documentation entries, which can be understood by those with whom they are normally required to communicate;
  • read and understand the maintenance organisation procedures; and
  • communicate at such a level as to prevent any misunderstanding when exercising certification privileges.

Approved English language evidence that may be required for Non English Speaking Background (NESB) engineers:

  • International English Language Testing System with an overall grade of six on condition no single test area has a score of less than six on either the academic or general training module;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) score of 78;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper Based (TOEFL PB) score of 547; and
  • Test of English for International Communication Secure Program (TOEIC Secure Program/Public Testing Centre) score of Listening 350; Reading 330; Speaking 160 and Writing 160.

VET STUDENT LOANS CRITERIA

There are specific criteria for use of the VET Student Loans scheme. Please visit our VSL page>> for details.

Training Arrangements

Our Archerfield Airport workshop is equipped with practical training areas and integrated classrooms.

The practical workshop areas include professional aircraft engineering tools, a wide range of industry mechanical, electronic training aids and supplies as well as fully operational aircraft (Cessna 175) and Lycoming aircraft engine.

Training activities include:

  • formal aeroskills theory training and assessments aligned to CASA modules
  • basic hand-skills workshops to learn about aircraft mechanical components and systems; hydraulics; pneumatics; fabrication; using professional aviation tools.

Our theory classrooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped to CASA and ASQA standards with student facilities and amenities available.

To provide even better outcomes for graduates of this course, our programme is carefully aligned to the CASA Part 147 system of training and assessment.

 

Assessment Arrangements

Assessments for this programme are conducted and invigilated in accordance with the requirements of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). Assessments may include, but are not limited to, multiple choice, short answer, short essays, group work under observation and practical assignments.

How to Apply
If you have read the course information and you are eligible to join this course, applying is easy and there is no application fee.

PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS

You will need to prepare at least the following documentation:

  • One form of ID such as ASIC, Licence, Student ID, Passport
  • A graduation certificate from your senior high school, or higher (college or university)
  • Academic results from your senior high school, or higher (college or university)
  • If you are considering using VET Student Loans, you should additionally check your eligibility and the criteria. Further information is available on the VSL page>>

APPLY ONLINE

Our simple online application form is located here: www.flightoneacademy.edu.au/apply

ASK FOR ASSISTANCE

If you have any questions or issues lodging your application, contact our team via the enquiry form on the Contact Page.

VET Student Loans Tuition Fee Schedule
STUDY PERIOD CODE DURATION
(DAYS)
START CENSUS DATE END TUITION FEE EFTSL
Semester 1 DAM21S2 118 07/06/2021 17/07/2021 24/12/2021 $5,300.00 0.5
Semester 2 DAM22S1 118 03/01/2022 08/02/2022 01/07/2022 $5,300.00 0.5
Semester 3 DAM22S2 118 11/07/2022 13/08/2022 23/12/2022 $5,300.00 0.5
Semester 4 DAM23S1 118 09/01/2023 14/02/2023 07/07/2023 $5,300.00 0.5
TOTALS 472 days $21,200.00 2.00