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An aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) inspects, tests, aligns, repairs and installs aircraft electrical and avionic system components. Registration or licensing may be required. In Australia an aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) is a Skill Level 3 occupation.





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  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Instruments)
  • Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Radio)



Occupation Lists

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Group: 3231 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of an aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) in Australia is to maintain and repair aircraft structures, and avionic and mechanical systems.



  • dismantling, inspecting, testing, repairing and reassembling aircraft engines, ancillary motors and engine accessories, electrical systems, and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • installing electrical circuits and equipment
  • testing aircraft communication equipment, aircraft instrumentation and electronic systems using electronic testing equipment and specialised test apparatus
  • replacing and testing aircraft oxygen system components
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of aircraft frames
  • conducting routine pre-flight inspections of engines, aircraft frames and mechanical systems
  • maintaining records of action taken
  • may manufacture aircraft electrical, instrument and radio hardware components


Skill Level

Most occupations in the aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) unit group (Group 3231) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)  

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification. 


Registration or licensing as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (avionics) in Australia may be required.


Occupations within the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) Group



Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics) group if not specifically listed in the STSOL or MLTSSL the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.


English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (avionics) is currently assessed with TRA, more info regarding assessment bodies



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