Kick-Start your Aviation Career

With a Dual Award in Aircraft Maintenance

CQUniversity Australia and Aviation Australia have partnered to deliver Australia’s first dual awards in aircraft maintenance with two unique majors in Avionics and Mechanical.

Stand out from the crowd and maximise your employment prospects and career progression by graduating with two qualifications from two reputable training and education providers.

Course Overview

Course name

Bachelor of Engineering Technology

Course code





Aircraft Maintenance – Avionics

Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical

Total course fee

Approx. A$114,925

This includes your first 1.5 years studying the diploma at Aviation Australia.


3 years full-time

Delivery location

Aviation Australia Brisbane campus

CQUniversity Rockhampton or online

Study mode

Full-time on campus at Aviation Australia Brisbane for the first 1.5 years.

Full-time on campus at CQUniversity Rockhampton; or full-time or part-time online for the final 1.5 years.

Please note international students on a student visa must study full-time on campus.


If you do not have an aviation diploma, you will need to apply to Aviation Australia. You can visit the Aviation Australia website directly. If your application is successful, you will receive a full offer from Aviation Australia and a conditional offer from CQUniversity.

A university degree opens many doors and appeals strongly to employers looking to hire fresh graduates. However, should there be circumstances which prevent you to progress to the degree component after you have completed your diploma, you will be awarded the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering by Aviation Australia.

The first 1.5 years with Aviation Australia must be undertaken onshore in Australia. If you have already completed the 1.5 years with Aviation Australia, you can study the final 1.5 years with CQUniversity online from your home country or on campus in Australia.

The total course fee is approximately A$114,925. For the component at Aviation Australia, the course fee also covers textbooks, uniforms, safety equipment and examination fees.

The next course intake is 26 April 2022, which will be delivered on campus at the Aviation Australia Brisbane campus. You will commence at CQUniversity 1.5 years (18 months) after you have successfully completed your study at Aviation Australia. Your final 1.5 years at CQUniversity can be studied on campus in Rockhampton or online from your home country.

Yes, if it is an Aviation Australia issued diploma. If your diploma is not recognised but you are a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), you will need to meet the equivalent of an Aviation Australia approved diploma to gain entry to CQUniversity.

There is no scholarship available for this course.

CQUniversity’s CG21 Bachelor of Engineering Technology is accredited by Engineers Australia. Accreditation for the Avionics and Mechanical majors will be sought at the Engineering Technologist level.

Aviation Australia’s Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering approved course is certified by the European Aviation Agency (EASA). An EASA certificate is highly regarded by airlines and Maintenance Repair Organisations (MROs) all over the world.

You can study English with one of CQUniversity’s or Aviation Australia’s English language providers.

The English language proficiency required for entry to the diploma is an Academic IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) with no sub band score less than 5.0.

To enrol in the diploma, you will need to show evidence of completion of Year 12 or equivalent, with a pass in Mathematics (at minimum Year 10 or equivalent).

If you do not meet these requirements, Aviation Australia may consider sufficient relevant work experience and/or successfully completed higher level qualification that demonstrates academic suitability.

To progress to the Bachelor of Engineering Technology, you must have successfully completed the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT) or the Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Mechanical (10599NAT) at Aviation Australia.

You must be 17 years or older to be admitted into the diploma and must be able to provide evidence of approved guardianship arrangements.

International student visa holders are expected to have sufficient funds to cover additional expenses such as textbooks, accommodation costs, Overseas Student Health Cover and general costs of living.

If you have successfully completed the diploma at Aviation Australia, you will be awarded with a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering – Avionics (10600NAT) or a Diploma of Aircraft Maintenance – Mechanical (10599NAT) depending on your chosen major. You will also receive a Certificate of Recognition under EASA.

To find out more about the diploma component, you can contact Aviation Australia directly on +61 7 3860 0900 or email

To find out more about the degree component at CQUniversity, you can speak to an international student adviser on +61 3 9616 0606 or email




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