ICAT’s aircraft engineering school offers innovative foundational skill building programmes at the Certificate II level specially designed for delivery in high school.

The Dual Certificate II in Aeroskills & Line Maintenance programme is conducted via face to face classroom and workshop learning by experienced aviation trainers and supported by operational aircraft engineers utilising authentic training equipment to supplement theory training where relevant.

This course is open to both domestic and international high school students in year 11 and 12 with no industry experience.


MEA20415 - Certificate II in Aeroskills &
MEA20515 - Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance


12 months, 1 days per week full time on campus


Current enrollment in Australian High School year 11 or 12
Upper Intermediate English equal to 5.5 IELTS or higher


Domestic Full Fee: $6,000
International Full Fee: $7,200


At the commencement of each Queensland School Term


Brisbane, Australia

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In this High School course, students will gain foundational skills toward a career as an aircraft mainatenance engineer.
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!

Training activities include:

  • basic aeroskills theory
  • practical workshops to learn about aircraft mechanical and electrical components, hydraulics, pneumatics, simple fabrication using professional tools

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.

The course has been designed to be delivered across 1 day per week for 45 weeks. Each unit is aligned to an Aeroskills activity. All safety and work equipment for the course is provided at the ICAT aviation workshop. Incorporating principles of aviation mechanics and science, aerodynamics, engineering and hand skills, this innovative course is specially designed to meet STEM objectives and introduce students to aviation pathways including Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
and Line Maintenance.

Students who successfully complete the programme will graduate with both the following aligned nationally accredited dual qualifications:

  • MEA20415 – Certificate II in Aeroskills
  • MEA20515 – Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

Graduates can use the formal qualifications to seek a job or an apprenticeship with an aircraft maintenance employer or to gain credit toward further studies in the ICAT Diploma of Aeroskills. This course is delivered in ICAT’s Archerfield Airport
workshop facility.


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


  • Enrolment in senior high school
  • Upper intermediate English (IELTS 5.0)

International Students:

This course is open to both domestic and international students enrolled in Australian high schools.

Study Units

MEA101 Interpret work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA103 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
MEA105 Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA108 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA109 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
MEA240 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


Academic Criteria

  • Enrolled in Australian senior high school year 11 or 12
  • Average or above results with Maths and Physics preferred
  • A strong interest in machines, electronics systems and processes
  • Well organised and self disciplined

English Language Criteria

  • Upper Intermediate English equal to 5.5 IELTS.

You are exempt from the English language criteria if you are a citizen of Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America.


International students who are enrolled in Australian high school and do not require ESL support may be exempt based on their English subject results, teacher recommendation and discussion with ICAT staff.

How to Apply


Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with your local aviation authority to ensure that you understand the cost and procedure for converting your overseas aviation qualifications upon your return home.


Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


If you are not a resident or citizen, you need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa, so visit the website of the Australian Immigration Department and check the requirements for getting a student visa here.


If you are applying for a student visa, you will need to demonstrate that you have plenty of money to afford the course and the cost of living. Studying in Australia is a major financial investment so please do not undertake the course if this will cause you financial hardship. You should have at least enough money to cover the full cost of the course plus travel and the cost of living and insurance for your entire stay. Please visit our the Australian Government Study In Australia website here>> for further guidance.


If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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