Overview

ICAT Aviation College, now incorporated into Flight One Academy, delivers innovative foundational skill building programmes at the Certificate II level specially designed for delivery in high school. The course provides skills and knowledge that lead to further studies toward a career in aircraft maintenance engineering such as ICAT’s Diploma of Aeroskills full time course at Archerfield Airport.

The Certificate II programme is conducted in-school by teachers supported by experienced aviation trainers and operational aircraft engineers. Students will undertake an aviation project and carry out a range of in-class and online training activities.

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

COURSE

MEA20418 Certificate II in Aeroskills
MEA20518 Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

LENGTH

1 year, 1 day per week (approx)

REQUIREMENTS

- Current enrollment in Australian High School year 10 ~ 12
- (Year 9 enrolments considered case by case)
- Passes in Maths and English

COST

$800 ($200/term x 4)

ENROLMENT DATE

Jan | Apr | Jul | Oct
(Queensland School Calendar)

CAMPUS LOCATION

Archerfield Airport (Brisbane, Australia) or in selected Hub Schools supported by professional aviation trainers.

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Details

 

INTRODUCTION

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!

The High School Aeroskills programme is usually delivered as a double Certificate II covering both Aeroskills and Aircraft Line Maintenance. The course offers innovative foundational skill building programmes at the Certificate II level specially designed for delivery in high school. The course provides foundational skills and knowledge that lead to further studies toward a career in aircraft maintenance engineering such as our Diploma of Aeroskills full time course at Archerfield Airport and is also highly relevant to a broad range of other STEM related academic and career directions.

The Certificate II programme is conducted at our Archerfield Airport training centre and / or in-school by teachers supported by our experienced aviation trainers. Students will undertake an aviation project and carry out a range of in-class and online training activities.

This course is open to both domestic and international high school students in years 10 to 12 with no aviation industry experience.

 
 
STEM Programme

Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, in Australia’s STEM Workforce Report said: “… How might technologies we can’t imagine now be part of our daily experience tomorrow? … When I look to that future I see a world of opportunity for Australians with STEM training.”

As advances in technology continue to change the way students learn and communicate, and traditional jobs give way to automation, science, technology, engineering and maths are increasingly required in order to compete in a shrinking employment environment. This STEM programme provides students with key skills such as problem solving, creativity, critical analysis, teamwork, independent thinking, initiative, communication skills, digital literacy as well as a range of practical hand skills.

The course has been designed to be delivered across 1 day per week for 30 weeks (or 3 x 70 minute sessions for 30 weeks depending on your school’s timetables). All equipment for the course is included in kit form with instructions and support.

Training activities include:

  • basic aeroskills theory
  • practical workshops to learn about aircraft mechanical and electrical components, hydraulics, pneumatics, simple fabrication using professional tools
  • drone electronics, frame assembly, software and flight controller preparation, motor and body assembly, flight testing

 

COURSE FEES

$800 paid as $200 per school term x 4 terms

Notes:

  • This programme is industry subsidised (not government subsidesed) so there is no loss of entitlement to applying for Government Funded courses.
  • Deposit Required: minimum prepayment of first term $200. Each term to be paid in advance.

 
 

DELIVERY ARRANGEMENTS

  • 1 year, 1 day per week (during school term)
  • Blended – online and face to face in-school
  • RPL Workshop (MEM20413 – Certificate II in Engineering Pathways students only)

This course is delivered in ICAT’s Archerfield Airport workshop facility.

Our Archerfield Airport workshop is equipped with practical training areas and integrated classrooms.

The practical workshop areas include 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.

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.

 
Our theory classrooms are air-conditioned and fully equipped to CASA and ASQA standards with student facilities and amenities available.

 

 

RECOGNITION FOR PRIOR LEARNING (RPL)

School students who are currently studying or planning to study the following programme/s with a Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL):

  • MEM20413 – Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

 

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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

Study Units

MEA20418 – Certificate II in Aeroskills
MEA20518 – Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

MEA154 Interpret work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
MEA156 Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA158 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
MEA295 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
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Requirements

ACADEMIC CRITERIA

  • Enrolled in Australian senior high school year 10, 11 or 12
  • (Year 9 students may apply and will be assessed case by case)
  • Average or above results in Maths
  • A strong interest in machines, electronics systems and processes
  • Well organised and self disciplined

 
 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE CRITERIA

  • Enrolled in Australian senior high school year 10, 11 or 12 and;
  • must not be enrolled in an ESL programme and;
  • Passes in English in the previous 2 semesters or;
  • An IELTS Certificate (Academic) with score of 6.0 / no band below 5.5

How to Apply

If you have read the course information and you are eligible to join this course, applying is easy and there is no application fee.

 

PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS

You will need to prepare at least the following documentation:

  • One form of ID such as Student ID, Licence, Passport
  • Your school grades from the previous two semesters

 
 

APPLY ONLINE

Our simple online application form is located here: www.flightoneacademy.edu.au/apply

Please note that under 18 students will require parental approval to join the programme.

If you have any questions or issues lodging your application, contact our team via the Enquiry Form, selecting “Applications & Enrolments” in the drop down menu.

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