Diploma of Aeroskills


MEA50118 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
MEA50219 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)


2 years (single or double diploma)
*full time on campus
*minimum contact 25hrs/ week 


Australian Senior High School or equivalent
Passes in English and Mathematics
(Physics preferred but not required)


Domestic Australian Student Fees (Subsidised):
$6,200 (single diploma)
$7,400 (double diploma)
Note: Instalment plans available


Jan | Jul


Archerfield Airport, Brisbane, Australia


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School of Engineering


2 years


$6,200 (Single Diploma)
$7,400 (Double Diploma)
(Instalments available)

Course Details


The Flight One Academy, now incorporating ICAT Aviation College, delivers a Part 147 aligned Diploma of Aeroskills programme with Avionics and Mechanical majors. The programme is usually delivered as a Double Diploma of Aeroskills that covers both mechanical and avionics specialties.

To maximise training efficiency and graduate outcomes, our Aeroskills programme is delivered to Diploma standards only. The Certificate IV in Aeroskills is therefore incorporated into the Diploma. The Certificate IV may be made available as a separate qualification.

Training is conducted at Archerfield Airport in Brisbane, Australia, via face to face classroom learning by experienced aviation trainers and supported by operational aircraft engineers utilising authentic training equipment to supplement theory training where relevant.

As part of a broader aviation group that includes VIP and business chartering, airport FBO services and CASA approved aircraft maintenance and repair operations, we are able to offer a genuinely industry driven, traditional aircraft engineering programmes with integrated theory and practical training to ensure that you are job ready upon graduation. Please visit About Us to learn more about our Academy and the wider Tisdall Aviation Group.


Aircraft Maintenance Engineers carry out the important process of repairing, maintaining and releasing aircraft to fly safely.

Avionics Aircraft Maintenance Engineers carry out examinations, maintenance and repairs of the electrical components of aircraft such as on board computers, radio, radar and GPS directional equipment.

Mechanical Aircraft Maintenance Engineers 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.


The Flight One Academy Aircraft Engineering Department is run by a team of current and former aircraft engineers from a range of backgrounds including civil and military. Our aim is simple – to deliver the training the industry wants and expects.

AMEs with well documented previous training and/or experience who wish to formalise or upgrade qualifications may be eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning toward this qualification. Find out more on our RPL Services Page>>.


Domestic Student Tuition Fee:

This programme is subsidised for domestic students only.
Single Diploma: $6,200
Dual Diploma: $7,400

Deposit Required: minimum prepayment of first term $1,200. Each term to be paid in advance.

Tuition Fee Schedule for Diploma Single Major ($6,200)

T1 $1200

T2 $1200

T3 $1200

T4 $1200 >> Cert IV Exit Point

T5 $400

T6 $400

T7 $300

T8 $300


Tuition Fee Schedule for Diploma Double Major ($7,400)

T1 $1200

T2 $1200

T3 $1500

T4 $1500 >> Double Cert IV Exit Point

T5 $400

T6 $400

T7 $600

T8 $600

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


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



MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

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

MEA112 Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

MEA142 Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment

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

MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components

MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components


Mechanical Stream

MEA219 Inspect, test and troubleshoot pressurisation control systems and components

MEA222 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft oxygen systems and components

MEA294 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and 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

MEA312 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components

MEA315 Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components

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

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

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

MEA321 Test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components

MEA322 Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

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


Avionics Stream

MEA224 Inspect aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA228 Test and troubleshoot aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA235 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance

MEA241 Perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

MEA292 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components

MEA230 Test and troubleshoot fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control 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 are:

Theory / knowledge, basic hand-skills and practical training for:
• MEA50118 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
• MEA50219 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

*Graduates wishing to gain an Australian CASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence will additionally be required to undertake extensive journalised work experience – an ongoing process that can take 2 to 5 years.

Entry Requirements


  • Australian or Australian-equivalent senior high school certificate with average or above results.
  • Passes in school Maths and English
  • (Physics preferred but not a requirement)
  • A strong interest in machines, electronics systems and processes
  • Well organised and self disciplined


All applicants must hold a pass grade in Australian high school English or equivalent.

Applicants from non-Australian backgrounds may be required to provide an IELTS Certificate (Academic Module) no more than 1 year old demonstrating a score of at least 6.0 overall with no band score below 5.5.

Please note: You may be exempt from the English language entry criteria if you 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.


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.
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 and electrical 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.


You will need to prepare at least the following documentation:

  • One form of ID such as Licence, ASIC, 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)


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


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

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