Broad career options for plane maintainers
The first students to complete the inaugural Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance have graduated.
The 21 completers of the vocational education and training program came from Darwin and Alice Springs.
The school-to-work course includes planning and organising maintenance, removing and installing electrical and avionic components, using electrical test equipment, repairing internal fittings, and interpreting industry manuals and specifications.
The certificate combines theory with practical experience at the CareFlight hangar in Darwin, and the Chartair hangar in Alice Springs.
The graduates can now apply for a positions with Chartair and Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage at Alice Springs Airport.
The qualification can lead to a career as an aircraft maintenance technician, maintenance engineer, aviation engineer or pilot.