ICAT’s aircraft engineering school is certified by the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) as a Part 147 approved Maintenance Training Organisation (Certificate CASA.147 MTO.0044). ICAT offers genuinely industry driven, traditional aircraft engineering programmes with integrated theory and practical training to ensure that students are job ready.

The Part 147 aligned Aeroskills programme is conducted via face to face classroom learning by experienced aviation trainers and supported by operational aircraft engineers utilising authentic training equipment to supplement theory training where relevant.

This course is available as a single Certificate IV or Diploma with either mechanical or avionics specialisation, or as a double qualification that covers both mechanical and avionics.

The course is open to both domestic and international students with no industry experience and industry workers seeking to formalise or upgrade qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

COURSE

MEA40618 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)
MEA50118 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
MEA40718 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

LENGTH

18 months (single) / 2 years (dual)
3~5 days per week full time on campus

REQUIREMENTS

Australian High School or equivalent
Upper Intermediate English
Maths, Physics preferred

COST

from $5,400 (domestic*) / $42,000 (international)
∙ Instalment plans available.
∙ Study Loans™️ provides funding available for domestic students, please enquire.

ENROLMENT DATE

2019: 04 February | 22 April | 15 July | 07 October
2020: 27 January | 20 April | 13 July | 05 October

CAMPUS LOCATION

Archerfield Airport, Brisbane, Australia

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Aircraft Maintenance Engineers carry out the important process of repairing, maintaining and releasing aircraft to fly safely.

Avionics Aircraft Maintenance Engineers carry out examinations, maintenance and repairs of the electrical components of aircraft such as on board computers, radio, radar and GPS directional equipment.

Mechanical Aircraft Maintenance Engineers predominantly carry out examinations, maintenance and repairs of the mechanical components of aircraft such as gas turbine jet and piston engines, frames, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel and other associated systems.

Engineer training is conducted at both our Business Technology Park Campus and our Archerfield Airport workshop, which is equipped with 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.

ICAT’s Part 147 aligned Dual Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics and Mechanical) comprehensively delivers ALL theory training for the mechanical and avionics CASA modules.

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.

 

CASA Part 147 

ICAT Aviation College is a CASA approved Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation.

To provide even better outcomes for graduates of this course, ICAT Aviation College has successfully sought approval to become a Part 147 Maintenance Training Organisation. This approval means that graduates of ICAT’s Diploma level Aeroskills course may use their training records (combined with a completed practical work journal) to apply for an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.

 

Course Fees

Domestic Student Tuition Fee:

This programme is subsidised for domestic students only.
Single Diploma: $900 per term (funded) = total $5,400 (incl. Cert IV)
Dual Diploma: $900 per term (funded) = total $7,200 (incl. Cert IV)

Deposit Required: minimum prepayment of first term $900. Each term to be paid in advance.
Study Loans up to the full value of the course are available at reasonable interest rates.

 

International Student Fee:

Single Diploma: $42,000 (incl. Cert IV)
Dual Diploma: $56,000 (incl. Cert IV)

Please advise at the time of applying if you wish to be considered for a tuition fee instalment plan.

Deposit Required: $7,000 ~ $21,000 (depending on GTE requirements) + Overseas Student Health Cover insurance if relevant.

 

Qualifications:
Theory / knowledge and basic hand-skills* of:
• MEA50118 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics)
• MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)

*Graduates wishing to gain an Australian CASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence will additionally be required to undertake extensive journalised work experience – an ongoing process that can take 2 to 5 years.

 

Delivery:
• Single Diploma – 18 months / Dual Diploma – 2 years
• 3 ~ 5 days per week full time
• On campus mode only

The course is open to both domestic and international students with no industry experience and industry workers seeking to formalise or upgrade qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

 

Academic Calendar:

Week Date Class ICAT 2019
1 6-Feb Module 1 Maths
2 18-Feb Module 2 Physics
3 25-Feb Module 6 Materials & Hardware
4 4-Mar Module 6 Materials & Hardware
5 11-Mar Module 6 Materials & Hardware
6 18-Mar Module 6 Materials & Hardware
7 25-Mar Module 6 Materials & Hardware
8 1-Apr Module 6 Materials & Hardware
08-Apr Holiday
9 23-Apr Module 6 Materials & Hardware Practical
10 29-Apr Module 6 Materials & Hardware Practical
11 7-May Module 7 Maintenance Practices
12 13-May Module 7 Maintenance Practices
13 20-May Module 7 Maintenance Practices
14 27-May Module 7 Maintenance Practices
15 3-Jun Module 7 Maintenance Practices
16 10-Jun Module 7 Maintenance Practices
17 17-Jun Module 7 Practical
18 24-Jun Module 7 Practical
01-Jul Holiday
19 15-Jul Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
20 22-Jul Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
21 29-Jul Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
22 5-Aug Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
23 12-Aug Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
24 19-Aug Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
25 26-Aug Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals
26 2-Sep Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals
27 9-Sep Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals
28 16-Sep Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals
23-Sep Holiday
29 8-Oct Module 5 Digital Techniques
30 14-Oct Module 5 Digital Techniques
31 21-Oct Module 5 Digital Techniques
32 28-Oct Module 5 Digital Techniques
33 4-Nov Module 5 Digital Techniques
34 11-Nov Module 4&5 Practical
35 18-Nov Module 4&5 Practical
36 25-Nov Module 4&5 Practical
37 2-Dec Module 8 Basic Aerodynamics
38 9-Dec Module 8 Basic Aerodynamics
16-Dec Holiday

 

 

CRICOS Codes: 

096948J (Avionics); 096949G (Mechanical)

 

This course provides ALL theory training and assessment toward the following CASA Modules:

Module 01 – Mathematics

Module 02 – Physics

Module 03 – Electrical Fundamentals

Module 04 – Electronic Fundamentals

Module 05 – Digital Techniques and Electronic Test Equipment

Module 06 – Materials and Hardware

Module 07 – Maintenance Practices

Module 08 – Basic Aerodynamics

Module 09 – Human Factors

Module 10 – Aviation Legislation

Module 11 – Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures & Systems (Mechanical only)

Module 12 – Helicopter Aerodynamics, Structures & Systems (Mechanical only)

Module 13 – Aircraft Structures & Systems (Avionics only)

Module 14 – Propulsion – Avionic systems (Avionics only)

Module 15 – Gas Turbine Engines (Mechanical only)

Module 16 – Piston Engines (Mechanical only)

Module 17 – Propeller (Mechanical only)

 

Download Full Part 66 Syllabus

 

ASQA Units of Competency that may be used in the delivery of the course include:

 

MECHANICAL

 

Core – Mechanical
MEA111 Perform administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance

MEA112 Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

MEA113 Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace

MEA116 Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance

MEA142 Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA148 Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance

MEA323 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft mechanical maintenance

MEA325 Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

MEA343 Remove and install avionic system components

MEA365 Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications

MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities

MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities

MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components

MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components

MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts

MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities

MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing

MEA303 Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

MEA306 Remove and install engines and engine system components

MEA328 Maintain and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts

MEA339 Inspect, repair and maintain aircraft structures

MEA398 Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components

 

Group A Electives (Mechanical)
MEA208 Remove and install aircraft pressurisation control system components

MEA209 Remove and install aircraft oxygen system components

MEA219 Inspect, test and troubleshoot pressurisation control systems and components

MEA222 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft oxygen systems and components

MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA305 Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components

MEA307 Remove and install propeller systems and components

MEA315 Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components

MEA317 Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA318 Inspect aircraft hydro-mechanical, mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components

MEA319 Inspect gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA320 Test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical, gaseous and landing gear systems and components

MEA321Test and troubleshoot aircraft fixed wing flight control systems and components

MEA322 Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

 

Group B Electives (Mechanical)
MEA294 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA304 Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA308 Remove and install rotary wing rotor and flight control system components

MEA309 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear systems and components

MEA310 Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft pneumatic systems and components

MEA316 Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing rotor and control systems and components

MEA319 Inspect gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA322 Test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

 

AVIONICS

 

Core Units (Avionics)
MEA111 Perform administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance

MEA112 Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

MEA113 Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace

MEA116 Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance

MEA142 Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA235 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance

MEA241 Perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA148 Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance

MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities

MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities

MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components

MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components

MEA206 Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components

MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA224 Inspect aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA226 Inspect aircraft electronic systems and components

MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA228 Test and troubleshoot aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA229 Test and troubleshoot aircraft radio systems and components

MEA232 Test and troubleshoot aircraft pulse systems and components

MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts

MEA292 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components

MEA293 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components

MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities

MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing

 

Group A Electives (Avionics)
MEA225 Inspect fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components
MEA230 Test and troubleshoot fixed wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components

 

Group B Electives (Avionics)
MEA231 Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components

 

Note: Provided as a guide only. Actual units delivered at the discretion of the Head of School. Prerequisites may apply to some units.

Academic Criteria

  • Australian or Australian-equivalent senior high school certificate with average or above results.
  • Maths and Physics preferred
  • A strong interest in machines, electronics systems and processes
  • Well organised and self disciplined

 

English Language Criteria

All applicants, unless exempt, must present results from one of the following formal English assessments at the time of applying. These scores meet the standard for entry into the training programme – they do NOT meet the standard for holding an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.

  • 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no band score below 5.5
  • PTE Academic 57
  • TOEFL IBT 78
  • TOEFL CBT 210
  • TOEFL Paper 547
  • TOEIC 720
  • CASA Aviation English Assessment Level 4

Please note: You may be exempt from the English language entry criteria if you are a citizen of, or studied for more than 2 years in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada or the United States of America. Exemptions are assessed case by case. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requires that individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds seeking an Australian Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence must present an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score below 6.0 prior to being issued a licence.

English language packaged pathways are available for this course but a formal test result may still be required.

 

CASA English Language Requirements

Aircraft maintenance trainees should also be aware that, according to CASR Part 66 AMC CASR 66.025 /GM CASR 66.025, all personnel wishing to hold an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence will be required to provide evidence to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority that they have achieved a suitable English language proficiency level.

An applicant for a maintenance certification licence must be able to read, write and converse in English to a level that CASA is satisfied is sufficient to enable the applicant to safely exercise the privileges of the licence applied for. The level of knowledge would be such that the licence holder is able to:

  • read and understand the instructions and technical manuals in use within the organisation;
  • make written technical entries and any maintenance documentation entries, which can be understood by those with whom they are normally required to communicate;
  • read and understand the maintenance organisation procedures; and
  • communicate at such a level as to prevent any misunderstanding when exercising certification privileges.

Approved English language evidence that may be required for Non English Speaking Background (NESB) engineers:

  • International English Language Testing System with an overall grade of six on condition no single test area has a score of less than six on either the academic or general training module;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) score of 78;
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language Paper Based (TOEFL PB) score of 547; and
  • Test of English for International Communication Secure Program (TOEIC Secure Program/Public Testing Centre) score of Listening 350; Reading 330; Speaking 160 and Writing 160.

 

1. IS THIS THE COURSE FOR YOU?

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.

2. ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

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.

3. CAN YOU GET A VISA?

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.

4. DO YOU HAVE SUFFICIENT FUNDING?

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.

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