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Qualification details

MEA30318 - Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MEA30315 - Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing 30/Aug/2018

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 31/Aug/2018


Units of competency

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MEA295 - Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests on aircraft and componentsUse electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests on aircraft and componentsCurrentElective
MEA412 - Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfacesPre-treat aluminium alloy surfacesCurrentElective
MSFUP3012 - Apply marine sewing and installation techniquesApply marine sewing and installation techniquesCurrentElective
MEA503 - Maintain and fit immersion suitsMaintain and fit immersion suitsCurrentElective
AURVTT006 - Apply trimming adhesivesApply trimming adhesivesCurrentElective
MEA156 - Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activitiesApply quality standards during aviation maintenance activitiesCurrentCore
MEA504 - Maintain and fit oxygen masksMaintain and fit oxygen masksCurrentElective
MEA511 - Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockersOperate and maintain sewing machines and overlockersCurrentElective
MEA513 - Maintain and pack survival inflatable life raftsMaintain and pack survival inflatable life raftsCurrentElective
MEA301 - Perform aircraft flight servicingPerform aircraft flight servicingCurrentElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aircraft Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing Tradesperson  

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 31/Aug/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 31/Aug/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 31/Aug/2018 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and equivalent to MEA30315 Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing. Unit codes updated.

Qualification Description

This qualification applies to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and to employees of Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) who are maintaining aircraft and personal life support equipment and aircraft furnishings.

The qualification consists of a number of common units plus mandatory and elective technical stream units, including a number of imported units dealing with explosive ordnance (pyrotechnics) safety and inspection, and with sewing, trimming and use of fabric adhesives.

The qualification articulates with MEA41118 Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing and the common units and the elective Avionic, Mechanical and Structures Technical Stream units provide a number of credits towards other Aeroskills Certificates at Certificate II, III and IV levels.

This qualification applies to workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Any regulatory/licensing requirements associated with any MEA units of competency must be met.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MEA30318 Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing, competency must be demonstrated in twenty-one (21)  units of competency, as follows:

nine (9)  core units consisting of common and imported units

twelve (12)  elective units (chosen in accordance with the unit selection guidelines in Column 4) from the technical stream and imported units in Group A.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA107

Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

MEA118

Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA154

Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

MEA155

Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities

MEA154

MEA156

Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities

MEA154, MEA107

MEA157

Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

MEA158

Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

MEM12001B

Use comparison and basic measuring devices

MSMENV272

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

Unit selection guidelines 

AURVTT004

Trim vehicle components

Do not take with MSFUP3012

AURVTT005

Select trim and fabric materials

AURVTT006

Apply trim and fabric adhesives

Do not take with MSTTF2008

DEFEXO001

Work safely with explosive ordnance

DEFEXO005

Package explosives

DEFEXO006

Unpackage explosives

DEFEXO008

Conduct explosives inspection

MEA295

Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests on aircraft and components

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

MEA301

Perform aircraft flight servicing

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

MEA303

Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

MEA304

Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA398

Do not take with MEA317

MEA317

Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA398, MEA303

Do not take with MEA304

MEA398

Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components

MEA154

MEA411

Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

MEA412

Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfaces

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

MEA414

Remove light corrosion from aircraft

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

Do not take with MEA436

MEA416

Apply aircraft identification markings, graphics and decals

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158

MEA436

Inspect, repair and modify non-primary structure components in aircraft cabins and cockpits

MEA154

Do not take with MEA414

MEA501

Maintain and fit anti-G suits

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118, MEA511

MSFSF2002

MEA502

Maintain and fit helmets

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118, MEA295

MEA503

Maintain and fit immersion suits

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118

LMTTF2008A

MEA504

Maintain and fit oxygen masks

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118, MEA295

MEA505

Maintain and pack parachutes

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118, MEA511 MSFSF2002

MEA507

Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118

MEA508

Maintain, install and remove restraint systems

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118, MEA511 MSFSF2002

MEA509

Manufacture, repair and alter aircraft related fabric components

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118, MEA511 MSFSF2002

MEA510

Maintain seat and pod electrical and electronic systems

MEA295

MEA511

Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers

MEA513

Maintain and pack survival inflatable life rafts

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118

MEA514

Maintain and pack escape slides

MEA154, MEA155

MEA156, MEA107

MEA157, MEA158 MEA118

MSFSF2001

Cut single layer fabrics

MSFSF2002

Machine sew materials

MSFUP3012

Apply marine sewing and installation techniques

Do not take with AURVTT004

MSTTF2008

Use adhesives

Do not take with AURVTT006

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and equivalent to MEA30315 Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing.

Links

Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=ce216c9c-04d5-4b3b-9bcf-4e81d0950371