School of Engineering

High School Aeroskills


Our High School Aeroskills programme is delivered at Archerfield Airport one day per week during term with outcomes relevant to a broad range of STEM related academic and career directions. The programme is delivered at Certificate II level and offers innovative foundational skill building specially designed for delivery to young STEM learners with an interest in aviation.


(Instalments available)


1 year (4 school terms)
1 day per week

Qualification Overview

About High School Aeroskills

Fix Planes, Get Paid; That’s what aircraft engineers do. Gain valuable hand-skills and knowledge relevant to a broad range of mechanical and avionics engineering career paths through Flight One Academy’s high school programme. Flight One Academy’s Certificate II in Aeroskills is a foundational STEM programme delivered one day per school week at our Archerfield campus. Open to students in Grade 10-12, graduates of this one-year programme will have the qualification and experience to work in junior roles in aircraft maintenance facilities or other mechanical related work environments.

Completion of this programme provides a priority pathway into Flight One Academy’s Diploma of Aeroskills. Our diploma programme is aligned with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Part 66 Syllabus, toward a career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Graduates of Flight One Academy’s unique-in-Australia double Diploma programme (combined Mechanical and Avionics majors) are more flexibly tasked within a workshop and as such, are more attractive to employers.

Engineering Foundations

The skills and theory learned in the programme are highly valuable core skills not only in the aviation industry but across a broad range of disciplines. Students gain not only transferable hand-skills and workplace safety culture, but discover the basics of aviation, aircraft maintenance and aeronautical principles. Trained in a highly regulated industry dedicated to safety, quality, workmanship and professionalism, our graduates leave the programme with pack-leading skills that are also transferable to the automotive, mining and manufacturing industries.

All training is conducted on real aircraft and training equipment supplied by aviation industry partners. Students will also have the opportunity to visit operational aviation industry facilities as part of the course. All safety and work equipment for the course is provided at the aviation workshop.

Course Streams

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

Enabling Commerce

Maintenance engineers fix and service aircraft to ensure that commercial and private fleets stay safe in the skies around the world. Aviation enables modern commerce across industries such as transport and logistics, tourism, travel, and health and safety; each requiring reliable, safe aircraft.

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Facilities & Training

Flight One Academy School of Engineering training facilities are co-located at Archerfield airport along side our aircraft repair facility, Flight Maintenance Australia.

Our training staff (including former civilian and military engineers, and a university physics professor) are aided by a host of relevant training aids and access to live maintenance operations and personnel.

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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.

Entry Requirements, Cost, & Details

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


The next intake for this course has not yet been determined. Whilst applications are welcome, no guarantee can be made of a place until a commencement date has been comfirmed.


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

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

Please note: Final unit selection is at the discretion of the trainer.

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

Graduates can use this qualification to seek a job or an apprenticeship with an aircraft maintenance employer or to gain entry into further studies in our  Certificate IV or Diploma of Aeroskills.

Entry Requirements


  • Enrolled in Australian senior high school year 10, 11 or 12
  • Average or above results in Maths
  • A strong interest in machines, electronics systems and processes
  • Well organised and self disciplined
  • Able to provide the last two semesters of school grades


  • 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.