C4331 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)

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Plan: C4331AR - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Campus: RAAF School Technical Training


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
Qualification national code: MEA40711
Nominal hours: 710
Career: TAFE
Duration: 12 months depending on electives
Location: RAAF Base Wagga Wagga
Owning school: Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences (174T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/vocational-engineering-health-and-sciences/
Partnered offering / Corporate client: Australian Defence Forces
BAE Systems
Pennant UK
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

This program is only available to ADF personnel who are completing their Initial Employment Training for Trades based ADF employment, with training taking place at RAAF Base Wagga Wagga.

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) [Army] course provides training in NCO responsibilities with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform general maintenance, fault diagnosis and repair of rotary wing aircraft airframe and engine systems.

 This program consists of:

  •  Common units that apply to all Aeroskills specialist streams at Certificate III and IV levels
  • Mechanical and structures technical stream units relating to airframe and engine system and component maintenance
  • Mechanical technical stream units and a small number of avionic stream units that are applicable to the aircraft component maintenance workshop stream
  • You will enrol in competencies as specified by Defence Authorities for this Army trade group to complete your training requirements
  • The off-the-job training required to meet the mandatory competencies and underpin the remaining competency requirements specified for this as specified for this Army trade group in the applicable Army Employment Specification.

 This program provides technical and supervisory training for trade technicians working in aerospace maintenance. The program is designed to develop the necessary aerospace industry related vocational skills for work in the defence forces. As a student enrolled in this program, you will study courses that have been developed after extensive consultation with defence industry representatives to address identified training needs and to establish structured career pathways.

This program provides you with the necessary skills, competencies and qualification to be part of the very demanding aerospace industry. The qualification covers a wide range of subject areas in the fields of defence aerospace engineering at the trade technician level

You will gain knowledge and skills in aerospace engineering, occupational health and safety regulations, aerospace industry legislation requirements, aerospace engineering drawing and drafting, managerial and professional attributes, computer software packages, technical and practical skills, aviation human factors, aerospace systems (avionics, manufacturing, maintenance and mechanical), total quality management systems and technical investigation and troubleshooting.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements that relate to this program.

Upon completion of the Certificate IV, you may be eligible for some exemptions for the MEA50311 and MEA50411 Diplomas of Aviation Maintenance Management. 

Note: In TAFE RMIT University recognises and accepts any Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications and Statements of Attainment that are issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Credit will therefore be given for modules or units of competency for which an original official certificate or Statement of Attainment is produced.

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Entrance requirements

The learners in this qualification are Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel who are undertaking the Initial Employment Training. These students are mainly school leavers, and have an entry age of between 17 and 53. They have been selected in to the program  following an extensive, ADF based recruitment  and basic training program as outlined in various ADF occupational specification documents (AAP 2320.101.1M Occupational Specifications Aircraft Engineering Trade Group).

The ADF Training Management plan requires:

Training Prerequisite Requirements-  Trainees will be aged between 17 and 53 years and be Australian citizens and have completed year 10 education (or equivalent) with passes in English, mathematics and science (with physics content) and one other subject.

Note. Consumer Maths, Maths in Society and similarly "modified" Maths are not entry standards. An alternative pathway using an Alternative Education Equivalency (AEE) assessment may be used to ascertain that the trainee is at the required educational level.

Students have been selected in to the program following an extensive, ADF based recruitment and basic training program as outlined in various ADF occupational specification documents (AAP 2320.101.1M Occupational Specifications Aircraft Engineering Trade Group).

Language of Instruction is English

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External accreditation and industry links

Representatives from various sectors of the Defence aerospace industry including aircraft design, manufacture and maintenance form the Industry Advisory Group and are regularly consulted regarding the needs and expectations from the industry to inform the design and running of the program. In addition, our staff have close and regularly contacts and involvements in the industry to maintain their industrial currency.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library  


These Programs will be delivered mainly at RAAFSTT Base WAGGA and will not require any RMIT IT assistance.

Pennant will be providing the latest training aids that replicate as much as possible the feel of working on real aircraft and aeronautical product.

Additional context specific Training and Assessment processes and materials will be supplied by specific ADF personnel provided when needed (some competencies are also ADF specific and need their expertise).

Learning services available to you as a student at RMIT
RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
  • learning if you have special needs
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at http://www.rmit.edu.au/students

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