Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics – Rotary Wing)


This course includes competencies from the MEA Aeroskills Training Package that meet the requirements of The VET system for the granting of a Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics – Rotary Wing)

About the Course

Sigma Aerospace College Diploma courses are designed for working aircraft engineers and meet the training and assessment requirements for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers.

The VET Diploma courses include all relevant learning materials and assessments for associated ASQA Units of Competency.

Theory training is delivered online via self-paced learning via Sigma’s Learning Management System. Practical training is not included so practical criteria are met via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) by uploading suitable evidence.

Before You Enrol:

This course covers the MEA Aeroskills Training Package units of competency, that should be attained before by candidates who wish to progress beyond classification as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer.

This course stream includes elective units designed for individuals looking to progress down the Avionics – Rotary Wing pathway.

Other streams for this course can be found here:


Initial payment is required at the time of enrolment. Unless advised otherwise during onboarding, our course fees are transparent and include ALL ASQA unit theory training and assessment and RPL services for practical experience (See Policy Page for Details).

Course Duration

96 Weeks
This is double the normal time to complete and the maximum allowable duration to complete this self-paced course. Course duration is the period of time, from the time of enrolment, in which you are required to complete your course including online self-paced theory training and assessments and uploading documentary evidence of practical experience.

Our fees are all inclusive. See the Calculation:


Course Information

See a breakdown of the course, get information on entry criteria, and explore the upcoming delivery dates.

Entry Requirements


  • Students must be at least 21 years of age, or turn 21 years old prior to completion of the course.
  • Younger candidates who are not yet old enough to satisfy the requirements of this course are encouraged to look into the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) course which leads into this course and covers many equivalent core units of competency.


It is mandatory that all candidates applying for admission to this course satisfy the following:

  • Completion of Australian year 10, or equivalent.

Additionally, due to the nature of industry, academic requirements in the following subjects must be met.


  • Upper Intermediate English language equivalent to the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority Aviation English language proficiency level 4 or IELTS 5.5.


  • Completion of Mathematics Year 10, or equivalent.


  • High school physics preferred (not mandatory)


Alternative Assessment for Admission

If candidates have not completed, or are unable to provide evidence of completion of the English, Mathematics and Physics education requirements outlined above, admission may be granted based on successful completion of the following:

  • Successful completion of Sigma Aerospace College Core Skills Aptitude Test.



Students on this course require computer access for learning purposes and to complete course assessments. Learners are expected to have at least intermediate computer skills in programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and know how to use the Internet to access information. An active email address for correspondence and training requirements is imperative.

Suggested hardware, software, and Internet requirements include:

  • Desktop or laptop (iPads, tablets, etc may be used, but some software may not function reliably on these devices)
  • Microsoft Office (or similar)
  • PDF viewing software
  • Reliable internet connection (preferably a wired connection as mobile hotspots tend to be too unreliable), capable of running programs such as MS Teams or Zoom, and able to upload and download PDF files
  • A web camera and a speaker

All other learner resources and materials are provided through the learner aXcelerate portal, Learner Guides, Assessment, Unit PowerPoint slides and PDF resources.

Entry requirements are checked at enrolment in line with student entry requirements, selection, and enrolment policy.



This course does NOT include practical training and is only for working aircraft engineers. Practical competencies must be met via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). To attain the practical competencies associated with this course, you will be expected to upload the following documentation:

  • Related Log of Industrial Experience pages
  • Journal documents signed by your supervisor
  • Work History Sheets
  • Any Supervisor Signature Registers
  • Type Course Syllabus and Certificates
  • Related Industry Maintenance documentation
  • Commonwealth Statutory Declaration etc


To enrol in this qualification you must have access to aircraft & maintenance facilities to complete the practical component – otherwise you are ineligible to enrol and may result in forfeiture of any fees paid.

Critical Notes:

  1. Students looking to accelerate the processing of their RPL report will need to pay in full upfront.
  2. If you believe you have valid previous Aeroskills qualifications, units of competency, or are transferring from another provider and wondering if you can get a discount, select the ‘Pay by Invoice’ option at checkout and following the Client RPL Document Upload process, we will assess if any industry discount applies (without guarantee) and revise the invoice, however this will slow down the process of receiving your initial RPL report.
  3. Initial RPL report, career or training advice and guidance will only be released following payment of tuition fees in full.
  4. I Understand and Confirm that Students on a Student Visa are Not Eligible for this course, and that I am not on a Student Visa. If you are on a Student Visa please do not proceed with this application.


Prior to commencement all students are required to review the Student Handbook & RPL Applicants Guide, and the complete set of policies related to your training at

Course Details

This course includes competencies from the MEA Aeroskills Training Package that meet the requirements of The VET system for the granting of a Diploma of Aeroskills. It is particularly suited for the Avionics person working with Rotary Wing aircraft

(NOTE: Some units included in this course are prerequisite units that may be attained by Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) for holders of Australian licences or other approved documentation.)

AQF Units of Competency Covered

Code Unit of Competency
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA111 Perform administrative processes to prepare for the certification of civil aircraft maintenance
MEA112 Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities
MEA113 Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace
MEA116 Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance
MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA142 Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA148 Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance
MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components
MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components
MEA206 Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components
MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA224 Inspect aircraft instrument systems and components
MEA226 Inspect aircraft electronic systems and components
MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA228 Test and troubleshoot aircraft instrument systems and components
MEA229 Test and troubleshoot aircraft radio frequency navigation and communications systems and components
MEA231 Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing aircraft automatic flight control systems and components
MEA232 Test and troubleshoot aircraft pulse systems and components
MEA235 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance
MEA241 Perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications
MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts
MEA292 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components
MEA293 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components
MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities
MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing
MSMENV472 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Full details regarding unit selection and packaging rules can be found at


Entry Criteria