Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) - MEA41318


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification applies to employees of Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or to members of the Australian defence Force (ADF) who are engaged in the repair and modification of aircraft structures. The qualification defines the exit from apprenticeship and may apply to work performed in hangars on the structure of complete aircraft and to work performed in workshops on structural components. The training pathways provide for work on both metal and composite structures. In some cases, primarily in the General Aviation sector, individuals may be also required to work on aircraft with wooden structures and/or fabric coverings. The applicable competencies are covered in the units MEA357 Inspect, test and repair aircraft fabric surfaces, MEA358 Re-cover aircraft fabric surfaces and MEA359 Inspect and repair aircraft wooden structures.The qualification consists of:common and imported units that apply to all Aeroskills specialist streams at AQF Certificate III and IV levelsmandatory structures technical stream unitselective mechanical technical stream units that provide a degree of multi-skilling where needed to meet workplace requirementselective structures technical stream and imported units required to meet workplace needs.The qualification also provides credits towards the MEA50418 Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical) and the MEA60218 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical). A limited number of credits are also provided towards the MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical).This qualification applies to workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Any regulatory/licensing requirements associated with any MEA units of competency must be met.


  • Carry out heat treatment
  • Fabricate basic structural components for aircraft
  • Perform bolted composite skin repairs
  • Aircraft structure major disassembly and reassembly
  • Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components
  • Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
  • Fabricate advanced structural components for aircraft
  • Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components
  • Repair/modify aircraft composite structure using cold bonding
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components
  • Remove and install rotary wing rotor and flight control system components
  • Marshal aircraft
  • Maintain aircraft structure/components
  • Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
  • Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
  • Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
  • Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components
  • Fabricate and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts
  • Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
  • Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
  • Repair/modify aircraft metal structure
  • Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components
  • Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
  • Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components
  • Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components
  • Inspect aircraft structures

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Tamworth Campus No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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