High School Aeroskills


MEA20418 Certificate II in Aeroskills
MEA20518 Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance


1 year (4 school terms)
1 day per week


– Current enrollment in Australian High School year 10 ~ 12
– (Year 9 enrolments considered case by case)
– Passes in Maths and English


($200/term x 4)


Jan | Apr | Jul | Oct
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(Note: Year 12 commencement in term 1 only)


Archerfield Airport (Brisbane, Australia) or in selected Hub Schools supported by professional aviation trainers.


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School of Engineering


1 year
(4 school terms)


(Instalments available)

Course Details


Aircraft maintenance engineers carry out the important process of repairing, maintaining and releasing aircraft to fly safely. Aircraft maintenance training is ideal for students with a strong interest in machines, engines, building things, and a passion for getting their hands dirty!

The High School Aeroskills programme is usually delivered as a double Certificate II covering both Aeroskills and Aircraft Line Maintenance. The course offers innovative foundational skill building programmes at the Certificate II level specially designed for delivery in high school. The course provides foundational skills and knowledge that lead to further studies toward a career in aircraft maintenance engineering such as our Diploma of Aeroskills full time course at Archerfield Airport and is also highly relevant to a broad range of other STEM related academic and career directions.

The Certificate II programme is conducted at our Archerfield Airport training centre and / or in-school by teachers supported by our experienced aviation trainers. Students will undertake an aviation project and carry out a range of in-class and online training activities.

This course is open to both domestic and international high school students in years 10 to 12 with no aviation industry experience.

STEM Programme

Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, in Australia’s STEM Workforce Report said: “… How might technologies we can’t imagine now be part of our daily experience tomorrow? … When I look to that future I see a world of opportunity for Australians with STEM training.”

As advances in technology continue to change the way students learn and communicate, and traditional jobs give way to automation, science, technology, engineering and maths are increasingly required in order to compete in a shrinking employment environment. This STEM programme provides students with key skills such as problem solving, creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, independent thinking, initiative, communication skills, digital literacy as well as a range of practical hand skills.

The course has been designed to be delivered across 1 day per week for 30 weeks (or 3 x 70 minute sessions for 30 weeks depending on your school’s timetables). All equipment for the course is included in kit form with instructions and support.

Training activities include:

  • basic aeroskills theory
  • practical workshops to learn about aircraft mechanical and electrical components, hydraulics, pneumatics, simple fabrication using professional tools
  • drone electronics, frame assembly, software and flight controller preparation, motor and body assembly, flight testing


All Students:

$800 paid as $200 per school term x 4 terms

Notes: This programme is subsidised. Deposit Required: minimum prepayment of first term $200. Each term to be paid in advance.


Delivery Mode

The Certificate II programme is conducted at our Archerfield Airport training centre and / or in-school by teachers supported by our experienced aviation trainers.

  • 1 year, 1 day per week (during school term)
  • Blended – face to face in classroom and workshop + online

Attendance is compulsory unless otherwise approved by the Head of Training.


School students who are currently studying or planning to study the following programme/s with a Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL):

  • MEM20413 – Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Students who graduation from this course may be eligible to undertake our Gap Workshop to complete the Aeroskills and Line Maintenance qualifications.

Study Units

MEA20418 – Certificate II in Aeroskills
MEA20518 – Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

MEA154 Interpret work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
MEA156 Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals
MEA117 Apply self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA119 Perform administrative processes
MEA238 Perform routine removal and installation of aircraft electrical hardware
MEA239 Fabricate aircraft electrical looms and harnesses
MEA295 Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests
MEA264 Remove and install aircraft electrical/avionic components in line maintenance
MEA265 Remove and install general aircraft electrical hardware
MEA329 Maintain aircraft basic hydraulic and pneumatic components or parts
MEA344 Remove and install aircraft components
MEA345 Perform scheduled line maintenance activities
MEA418 Perform basic repair of aircraft internal fittings during line maintenance
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Course Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the programme will graduate with:

4 QCE Credit Points and;

the following nationally accredited qualifications:

  • MEA20418 – Certificate II in Aeroskills
  • MEA20518 – Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

Graduates can use these formal qualifications to seek a job or an apprenticeship with an aircraft maintenance employer or to gain entry into further studies in our Diploma of Aeroskills.

Entry Requirements


  • Enrolled in Australian senior high school year 10, 11 or 12
  • (Year 9 students may apply and will be assessed case by case)
  • Average or above results in Maths
  • A strong interest in machines, electronics systems and processes
  • Well organised and self disciplined


  • Enrolled in Australian senior high school year 10, 11 or 12 and;
  • must not be enrolled in an ESL programme and;
  • Passes in English in the previous 2 semesters or;
  • An IELTS Certificate (Academic) with score of 6.0 / no band below 5.5
Training Arrangements
  • 1 year, 1 day per week (during school term)
  • Blended – online and face to face on campus
  • RPL Workshop (MEM20413 – Certificate II in Engineering Pathways students only)

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.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessments for this programme are conducted and invigilated in accordance with the requirements of The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and where relevant, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

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 Student ID, Licence, Passport
  • Your school grades from the previous two semesters


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

Please note that under 18 students will require parental approval to join the programme.


If you have any questions or issues lodging your application, contact our team via the Enquiry Form, selecting “Applications & Enrolments” in the drop down menu.

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