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Certificate of Engineering (Aircraft Mechanical Maintenance)

Code 3601

This course is designed to provide the necessary of-the-job training for this trade certificate. To become a qualified tradesperson, the student needs to also complete 3 years of on-the-job training as an apprentice or trainee.

Course Duration
Four Semesters (2 years) full time, or equivalent part-time (1260 hours).

Minimum Entry Requirements
Year 11 with a minimum C grade in 4 accredited year 11 subjects including an English and Foundations of Mathematics or Geometry and Trigonometry, or Introduction to Calculus, or equivalent, or higher.

Course Content

Core modules (800 hours) are:

  • Introduction to Aviation
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Technical documents, Drawing and Quality standards
  • Trade Skills 1
  • Fluid Power and Oxygen
  • Introduction to Electrical Principles
  • Trade Skills 2
  • Meachanical Transmissions
  • Aircraft Trade Fundamentals
  • Electrical Systems
  • Maintenance Practices
  • Fluid Principles
  • Theory of Flight
  • Logical Fault finding
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Aircraft Auxiliary Systems
  • Undercarriage Systems
  • Composites
  • Propellers and Propeller Systems
  • Instrument fundamentals A
  • Aircraft Materials and Processes
  • Pattern Development 1
  • Damage Evaluation
  • Aircraft Repairs, Process and Procedures 1
Effective Modules (280 hours) are:
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Gas Turbine Principles
  • Gas Turbine Engine Systems
  • Piston Engine Principles
  • Piston Engine Systems
  • Fixed Wing Flight Control Systems
  • Rotary wing Flight Principles
  • Pressurisation
  • Air Cycle Air Conditioning System
  • Rotary wing Flight Systems & Maintenance
  • Vapour Cycle Air Conditioning System
  • Electrical Termination Techniques
  • Oxygen Systems

Employment Prospects
Because of the specialised and high quality within the industry, students are sought after as potential apprentices. Most opportunities are in the general aviation sector, rather the than major airlines.

Further Study
On completion of the trade certificate, most employees are encouraged by employers to do further study in order to qualify as a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. Part time courses are available to cater for this. The trade certificate may gain you advanced standing at university.

Recognition of prior learning
Students may apply for credit for parts of the course where they already have the skills. Full time students need to be aware that such credit may have an effect upon their entitlement for training allowances. RPL can also be used for entry to the course.

In the ultra-modern campus in Perth's Eastern suburbs.

ATP recognise that there is no such thing as a standard student, so course cost and conditions may vary according to your situation, career goals and the options you prefer, so for further information on these please E-MAIL us.

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Last Modified on: 24/01/14

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