Certificate IV in Aircraft Surface Finishing - MEA40918

TAFE Gippsland

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree


  • Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace
  • Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials
  • Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests on aircraft and components
  • Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfaces
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply specialty coatings to aircraft
  • Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components
  • Seal aircraft and aircraft component structural seams
  • Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance
  • Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
  • Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components
  • Apply aircraft identification markings, graphics and decals
  • Prepare spray painting materials and equipment
  • Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
  • Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
  • Supervise aviation maintenance teams and perform maintenance quality inspections
  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
  • Paint aircraft surfaces
  • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
  • Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
  • Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components
  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
  • Remove light corrosion from aircraft
  • Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components

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