Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering


Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical / Avionics)
1.5 yrs (single) - 2 yrs (dual)
Senior High School / 5.5 IELTS
$42,000 (single) $56,000 (dual)
January | April | July | October
International College of Aviation & Technology, Australia


About the Course

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.

This Part 147 aligned B1.1 / B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer training course is operated by ICAT Aviation College in Brisbane and is open to individual international applicants with no prior experience. The course is usually delivered as a dual programme but can be taken as a single diploma in either the mechanical or avionics category.

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

Location: Archerfield Airport, Brisbane, Australia

Term: 2 years full time (3 to 5 days per week face to face on campus. Attendance compulsory.)

Qualification:MEA50218 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) & MEA50118 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics).

Tuition Fee and Other Costs

The tuition fee for the single diploma programme is currently AU$42,000 or $56,000 for the dual mechanical + avionics programme.

The deposit required upon booking is AU$7,000 plus OSHC health insurance. Instalment payments are available for this course.

What is an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer?

Aircraft engineers are a vital part of aviation safety- if aircraft are not maintained to a high standard, aviation safety is compromised. No aircraft takes to the skies anywhere without being checked and signed off by an engineer. If an exciting and interesting career working as part of a dynamic team, using state-of-the-art technology on some of the newest and most powerful machines on the planet is for you, there is no better job. Aircraft engineers are always in demand by airlines and aviation companies all over the world. Responsibilities of an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer include:

  • Carry out maintenance and repairs of aircraft frames, engines, parts, electrical and control systems
  • Carry out pre-flight examinations and assessments of aircraft mechanical and electronic systems
  • Maintain, examine, repair and release a range of aircraft engines including jet engines
  • Manage a wide range of aircraft maintenance tools and equipment
  • Keep aircraft maintenance and release records
  • Understand and adhere to a wide range of occupational health and safety regulations

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.

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.

If you wish to undertake Aircraft Maintenance Engineer training, the following personal characteristics would be helpful.

  • I like making things by hand
  • I enjoy learning about machines and / or electrical systems
  • I have average or above ability in maths and physics (or willingness to learn)
  • I can concentrate on detail
  • I am usually well organised
  • I have basic self discipline and I am willing to behave in a mature, responsible manner

Links & Further information

Download ICAT Aviation College's brochure here>>


Requirements for Entry

  • Senior high school certificate
  • Upper intermediate English level equal to 6.0 Academic IELTS with no band score below 5.5
  • Good health and eye sight
  • No criminal record

Additional Requirements

Upon successful application, you will receive:

  • A formal Offer Letter
  • Student Agreement
  • Tax Invoice

How To Apply


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, we may be able to provide assistance.

3. Can you get a visa?

You need to make sure you are eligible to get a student visa so visit the website of the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs and check the requirements for getting a student visa.

4. Do you have sufficient funding?

In most cases, you will need to demonstrate that you have plenty of money to afford the course and the cost of living. Aviation training is a major financial investment so please do not undertake the course if this will cause you financial hardship. You must have at least enough money to cover the full cost of the first year of the course plus travel and the cost of living and insurance.

Apply online

If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, please proceed to our online application form! Our simple 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.