Indigenous Apprenticeship-Aeroskills (Mechanical)

Date published

18 Feb 2021


Cairns Base

Job ID


Indigenous Apprenticeship-Aeroskills (Mechanical)

Looking to start your career in Engineering? Ever thought of the Aviation industry? RFDS is hosting an Apprenticeship in Aeroskills (Mechanical) !


  • Trades & Services
  • Apprentice / Trainee
  • Permanent / Full Time


The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) (Queensland Section) is supporting a pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to start their career in Engineering. RFDS in Queensland is hosting an Apprenticeship in Aeroskills (Mechanical).
Apprenticeship in Aeroskills (Mechanical).

The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) will help you enter the aviation industry as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME). AME’s generally undertake;

  • Scheduled inspections
  • Repair and diagnose faults
  • Work with hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components
  • Complete airframe mechanical duties
The Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) can be used to as credit towards a Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) which qualifies the student for a CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority) B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence. 
How the apprenticeship works

The RFDS will be working in partnership with Skilled 360, Aviation Australia and a Registered Training Organisation to host the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will;
  • Take approximately 4 years
  • Have a mixture of theory and hands on experience
  • Have approximately 10 weeks over the year in the classroom
  • Be a Full-time role
Who we’re looking for?

We are looking for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that are interested in a career in engineering. In addition, we are looking for a candidate who;
  • Lives in Cairns or the surrounding regions (or is planning on relocating)
  • Has ideally completed Grade 12 (not essential)

About Us

The RFDS was the world’s first - and is today one of the largest and most comprehensive - aeromedical organisations in the world. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, the RFDS delivers extensive primary health care and 24-hour emergency health services to those who live, work and travel throughout rural and remote areas of Queensland.

How to apply

For further information regarding this role please contact Adam Clegg 

If this apprenticeship sounds like something you are interested in, please hit apply and have a Resume or a letter of interest detailing why you are a suitable candidate ready to Submit.

Successful candidates will be subject to a Police Checks, medical assessment (if applicable) and Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing. Candidates are required to hold a current, Australian Driver's Licence and obtain an ASIC Card.