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Aviation technician

Aviation technicians perform maintenance and repair work on aircraft machinery and engines. It’s a great role for the technically minded.

Find out what an aviation technician does and the related Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses and pathways you can take to secure a job. 

What is an aviation technician?

As an aviation technician, you will maintain and repair aircraft machinery in hangers, repair stations or airfields.

Safety and compliance are a big part of the job. You will also work with data to solve problems.

This is a good job for people with an interest in mechanics and technology.

Find out more about aviation technicians and these related jobs on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window):  

Search for related vocational and education training (VET) courses on the Victorian Skills Gateway(opens in a new window)

You may be eligible for government funding to help pay for your course.

Average salary

The average weekly earnings for building and engineering technicians in Australia is $1,504.  

Source: Your Career(opens in a new window) 

Note this salary is current as of May 2024 and is indicative only. A range of salaries apply to different roles across the industry. Specific salary data is not available for aviation technicians

Job demand in Victoria

Below are the projected employment forecasts for mechanical engineering draftspersons and technician jobs in Victoria. Figures show the number of workers in 2023 and the new workers expected to enter the workforce by 2026.

‘New workers expected’ accounts for workers adding new jobs to the economy and replacing retirees over the next 3 years. These forecasts are estimates only. There will be additional jobs available as people move between jobs and industries.

Specific data is not available for aviation technicians.

RegionWorkers 2023Workforce growth 2023-2026New workers needed by 2026
Melbourne – inner metropolitan2340.9%20
Melbourne – inner south-east metropolitan610.8%<10
Melbourne – southern metropolitan2321.8%26
Melbourne – northern metropolitan1471.7%16
Melbourne – eastern metropolitan1961.8%22
Melbourne – western metropolitan1151.5%12
Ballarat and surrounds (Central Highlands)331.9%<10
Bendigo, Echuca and surrounds (Loddon Campaspe)381.7%<10
Geelong, Colac and surrounds (Barwon)491.5%<10
Horsham and surrounds (Wimmera Southern Mallee)70.0%<10
Mildura, Swan Hill and surrounds (Mallee)130.0%<10
Shepparton, Seymour and surrounds (Goulburn)211.3%<10
Wangaratta, Wodonga and surrounds (Ovens Murray)191.3%<10
Warrnambool, Hamilton and surrounds (Great South Coast)160.0%<10

Source: Victorian Skills Authority employment forecast dashboard

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