Statement towards MEA20418 Certificate II in Aeroskills

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Why Study Aeroskills?

Aviation Maintenance Engineering (Aeroskills) is a subject designed for students looking to enter the area of aircraft maintenance. The course is suitable for students wishing to obtain an apprenticeship or traineeship in aircraft maintenance or those interested in an engineering degree or a career in the armed forces.

Course Description:

The course covers the first 240 hours of a standard aviation apprenticeship and includes the core competencies. The course is both theoretical and practical, with students learning the fundamental skills and knowledge of the aviation industry. This course is accredited by the Board of Studies (providing 2 units per year over 2 years towards the HSC), and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). These accreditations ensure nationally recognised training and outcomes.

The Aeroskills course is delivered four hours per week after school hours at the ATS facilities on the corner of Albatross Road and Flinders Road, South Nowra. As an active participant in this course you will learn:

  • Communication, Team Work and Job Organisation Skills
  • Interpret Aviation Documents and Aviation Regulations
  • Aircraft & Workshop Safety and Airport Security 
  • Aircraft Structures and Equipment
  • Use of hand tools and aircraft related equipment
  • Remove and Install Aircraft Components
  • Aerodynamics and Theory of Flight
  • Electrical Principles
Course Commencement:

Course  Location Commencement 
 Preliminary Year 11  Nowra  Term 1 Week 3 2023
 HSC Year 12  Nowra  Term 1 Week 3 2024

Units of Competency:

Listed below are the units of competency in the Statement of Attainment towards a Certificate II in Aeroskills.

Preliminary Year 11

MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155 Plan & Organise Aviation Maintenance Work Activities
MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
MEA107 Interpret and Use Aviation Maintenance Industry Manuals & Specifications
MEA157 Complete Aviation Maintenance Industry Documentation
MEA158 Perform Basic Hand Skills, Standard Trade Practices & Fundamentals in Aviation Maintenance

HSC Year 12
MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities (continued from preliminary year)
MEA117 Apply Self in the Aviation Maintenance Environment
MEAMEC0026 Maintain aircraft basic hydraulic and pneumatic components or component parts
MEAMEC0029 Maintain aircraft mechanical components or component parts
MSAENV272 Participate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices

Course Structure:

The course content is delivered in the following modules:

Preliminary Year



Introduction to Aviation

Familiarisation with aircraft and aviation


Occupational Health & Safety

Safety around aircraft, hangars & workshops


Technical Documentation & Standards & Trade Skills

Practical aircraft maintenance skills


Total Year 11


HSC Year



Introduction to Gas Turbines

Introduction to aircraft gas turbine engines


Aircraft Servicing & Handling

Aircraft flightline and general servicing


Aircraft Mechanical Controls

Aircraft internal & external flight controls


Introduction to Electrical Systems

Introduction to principles of electrical systems


Introduction to Aircraft Fluid Power

Introduction to hydraulic / pneumatic aircraft systems


Total Year 12


Course Work Placement

This course has a 70 hour structured work placement requirement in a simulated aircraft maintenance organisation (35 hours per year).


Pass in Mathematics and English in year 10. 

Potential Qualification

Statement of Attainment towards MEA20418 Certificate II in Aeroskills

Students who demonstrate theory and practical skills at a pass mark of 75% or higher may receive CASA recognition for units towards a MEA50219 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) (for applicable units) in the following form if requested:

Statement of Attainment towards a MEA50219 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) 

Contact Details

Aerospace Training Services

(02) 4421 0878 

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