Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)


Course Overview

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This qualification was aligned with the proposed Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 66 Manual of Standards (MOS) that was to introduce a new small aircraft licensing system In July 2016. However, CASA decided to hold the revised MOS pending a full review of CASR Part 66 which is intended to take about two years to complete. Until CASA decides on the final form of small aircraft licensing it will not be possible to use this qualification as a pathway to grant of licence.

Until the CASA review is finalised the qualification can be used for small aircraft maintenance apprenticeships and will provide most of the knowledge required for the Basic Examinations which will continue to be the avenue to licensing for small aircraft maintenance.

The qualification applies to individuals involved in the maintenance of small aircraft within the General Aviation industry sector and is not a pathway to the grant of a B1 or B2 Licence for regular public transport aircraft maintained by a Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 145 Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO). The pathways to these licences are the MEA50215 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) for the B1 or the MEA50115 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) for the B2. A number of units in this qualification would provide credits towards those qualifications and towards other qualifications at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.

More information regarding the operation of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package in licence-related areas during the CASR Part 66 review can be found in the Companion Volume –Interface with CASA Licensing Requirements.

Student Outcomes

Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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Satisfied with Training

Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who were satisfied with the training (Certificate IV).

Improved Work Status

Percentage of graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Certificate IV).


The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Engineering and Related Technologies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Certificate IV).


Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate IV) are most often employed as:

Technicians and Trades Workers


Technicians and Trades Workers
Machinery Operators and Drivers


Machinery Operators and Drivers




Graduates of the Engineering and Related Technologies field (Certificate IV) are most often employed in:








All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

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Subsidised Training

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.


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