What you neeed to know
- What are the dates of this course?
Option 1: 1 February - 25 November 2016 for full time attendees
Option 2: 1 February - 20 May 2016, OR 11 July - 25 Nov 2016 (Mid Year Intake) for 12 week block release Stage 1
Option 3: By arrangement with employers due to enterprise capability in student release times
- How long to complete this course
- 36 weeks fulltime with semester breaks.
- What fees are payable?
$ 2,000 (GST Free) Apprenticeship NSW government subsidised fee
$ 7,500 (GST Free) Non subsidised fee
RPL can be conducted at anytime through negotiation with individuals and employers and cost will be based on individual assessment.
Concessions and exemptions are available for eligible students
Additional Course Costs
Building Levy: $450
Resource package: $50 per year
Practical Project Materials: $200 per year
- Do I study in Tamworth?
- Yes. You will need to be in Tamworth for 36 weeks to attend full-time face to face training.
- Is accommodation available in Tamworth near the campus?
- Yes. Please contact Russell Hodgkins on +61 2 6768 2084 for more details.
- Do I need an apprenticeship with an employer?
- No - but we recommend you do.
- Does my Certificate course count as credit towards a CASA or EASA qualification?
- Yes. Our RTO is a Part 147 provider. See the CASA website for more information about CASA and EASA qualifications http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_90491
- What about gaining credit for past courses or my professional experience?
- TAFE NSW can recognize the skills and knowledge you might have gained in previous courses, the workplace or life experience. You will need complete a Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) assessment in order to gain credits. Contact Russell Hodgkins on +61 2 6768 2084 for more details.
- Does my Certificate course give me credits for a diploma course?
- Yes. This Certificate IV will gain credits towards a Diploma.
- Career Expectations
- Boeing predicts 650,000 maintenance engineers will be needed by global aviation industries by 2030. Completion of this course begins your journey to become an aircraft maintenance engineer (AME) with a civilian airline or maintenance and repair organization (MRO). Our Cert IV is nationally and internationally recognised.
This training is a means of complying with small aircraft maintenance certification licensing requirements during the four year period 2011 to 2015 while the CAR 31 Basic Examination/Schedule of Experience avenue to licensing for small aircraft maintenance certification remains in operation. It should be noted that this qualification alone will not qualify individuals for the grant of a licence and successful completion of the Basic Examinations will still be required. However, it provides a sound foundation that would compliment the examination requirements and would facilitate their completion during an apprenticeship.
Changes may be made to the qualification once a final decision is taken on the form of small aircraft maintenance certification licensing to ensure that it is able to become the pathway to licence after 2015.
This qualification comprises of thirty (30) units of competency.
Download the full Course Brochure HERE
Year 10 or above and good Mathematics and English proficiency.