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Qualification details

MEA41018 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics) (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MEA41015 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics) 30/Aug/2018

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


Units of competency

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MEA113 - Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplaceSupervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplaceCurrentCore
MEA3000 - Maintain small piston engine aircraft pressurisation systemsMaintain small piston engine aircraft pressurisation systemsCurrentElective
MEA357 - Inspect, test and repair aircraft fabric surfacesInspect, test and repair aircraft fabric surfacesCurrentElective
MEA313 - Inspect, test and troubleshoot piston engine systems and componentsInspect, test and troubleshoot piston engine systems and componentsCurrentElective
MEA358 - Re-cover aircraft fabric surfacesRe-cover aircraft fabric surfacesCurrentElective
MEA325 - Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modificationsWeigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modificationsCurrentElective
MEA290 - Fit avionic modification sheet metal componentsFit avionic modification sheet metal componentsCurrentElective
MEA217 - Inspect, test and troubleshoot fixed wing autopilot systems and componentsInspect, test and troubleshoot fixed wing autopilot systems and componentsCurrentElective
MEA306 - Remove and install engines and engine system componentsRemove and install engines and engine system componentsCurrentElective
MEA296 - Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activitiesUse electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activitiesCurrentCore
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aircraft Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Aviation Maintenance Worker (Small Aircraft) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 31/Aug/2018 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 31/Aug/2018 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 31/Aug/2018 
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Modification History

Release 1. Supersedes and equivalent to MEA41015 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics). Unit codes updated.

Qualification Description

This qualification was aligned with the proposed Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 66 Manual of Standards (MOS) that was to introduce a new small aircraft licensing system In July 2016. However, CASA decided to hold the revised MOS pending a full review of CASR Part 66 which is intended to take about two years to complete. Until CASA decides on the final form of small aircraft licensing it will not be possible to use this qualification as a pathway to grant of licence.

Until the CASA review is finalised the qualification can be used for small aircraft maintenance apprenticeships and will provide most of the knowledge required for the Basic Examinations which will continue to be the avenue to licensing for small aircraft maintenance.

The qualification applies to individuals involved in the maintenance of small aircraft within the General Aviation industry sector and is not a pathway to the grant of a B1 or B2 Licence for regular public transport aircraft maintained by a Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 145 Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO). The pathways to these licences are the MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) for the B1 or the MEA50118 Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) for the B2. A number of units in this qualification would provide credits towards those qualifications and towards other qualifications at Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma levels.

More information regarding the operation of the MEA Aeroskills Training Package in licence-related areas during the CASR Part 66 review can be found in the Companion Volume –Interface with CASA Licensing Requirements.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MEA41018 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics) competency must be demonstrated in thirty (30)  units, as follows:

seventeen (17)  core common, technical stream and imported units that are applicable to all B1 and B2 Licences that are limited to release to service of basic small aircraft

thirteen (13)  elective Group A technical stream units where a limited B1.1 Licence is sought

ten (10)  elective Group B technical stream units where a limited B1.2 Licence is sought

eleven (11)  elective Group C technical stream units where a limited B1.3 Licence is sought

ten (10)  elective Group D technical stream units where a limited B1.4 Licence is sought

nine (9)  elective Group E technical stream units where a limited B2 Licence is sought

elective Group F technical stream units chosen according to the requirements of the aircraft types being maintained to bring the total unit count to thirty (30)  units.

Core units of competency 

All seventeen (17)  units must be taken if a B1 or B2 Licence applicable to basic small aircraft maintenance is being sought.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA107

Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

MEA111

Perform administrative processes to prepare for certification of civil aircraft maintenance

All applicable Certificate IV units

MEA112

Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

All applicable Certificate IV units

MEA113

Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace

All applicable Certificate IV units

MEA116

Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance

MEA118

Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

MEA148

Apply mathematics and physics in aviation maintenance

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

MEA201

Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA246

Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts

MEA201, MEA296

MEA296

Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA301

Perform aircraft flight servicing

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MSMENV472

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective units of competency 

Group A 

All thirteen (13)  units must be taken if a B1.1 Licence applicable to basic small aircraft maintenance is being sought.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA274

Maintain basic light aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA246

MEA275

Maintain basic light aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA246

MEA276

Maintain basic light aircraft communication and radio navigation systems and components

MEA246

MEA306

Remove and install engines and engine system components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA307

Remove and install propeller systems and components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA314

Inspect, test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA306

MEA315

Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components

MEA307

MEA351

Maintain airframe systems of basic light fixed wing aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA364

Maintain and/or repair small aircraft mechanical components or parts

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA365

Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications

All Cert IV units listed for applicable licence

MEA369

Inspect and maintain structures and related components of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA370

Repair the structure of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA369

MEA372

Perform mechanical elementary maintenance

MEA301

Group B 

All ten (10) units must be taken if a B1.2 Licence applicable to basic small aircraft maintenance is being sought.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA274

Maintain basic light aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA246

MEA275

Maintain basic light aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA246

MEA276

Maintain basic light aircraft communication and radio navigation systems and components

MEA246

MEA351

Maintain airframe systems of basic light fixed wing aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA353

Maintain basic light aircraft engines and propellers

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA364

Maintain and/or repair small aircraft mechanical components or parts

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA365

Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications

All Cert IV units listed for applicable licence

MEA369

Inspect and maintain structures and related components of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA370

Repair the structure of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA369

MEA372

Perform mechanical elementary maintenance

MEA301

Group C 

All eleven (11)  units must be taken if a B1.3 Licence applicable to basic small aircraft maintenance is being sought.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA274

Maintain basic light aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA246

MEA275

Maintain basic light aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA246

MEA276

Maintain basic light aircraft communication and radio navigation systems and components

MEA246

MEA306

Remove and install engines and engine system components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA314

Inspect, test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA306

MEA352

Maintain basic rotary wing aircraft systems

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA364

Maintain and/or repair small aircraft mechanical components or parts

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA365

Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications

All Cert IV units listed for applicable licence

MEA369

Inspect and maintain structures and related components of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA370

Repair the structure of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA369

MEA372

Perform mechanical elementary maintenance

MEA301

Group D 

All ten (10)  units must be taken if a B1.4 Licence applicable to basic small aircraft maintenance is being sought.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA274

Maintain basic light aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA246

MEA275

Maintain basic light aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA246

MEA276

Maintain basic light aircraft communication and radio navigation systems and components

MEA246

MEA352

Maintain basic rotary wing aircraft systems

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA353

Maintain basic light aircraft engines and propellers

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA364

Maintain and/or repair small aircraft mechanical components or parts

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA365

Assess structural repair/modification requirements and evaluate structural repairs and modifications

All Cert IV units listed for applicable licence

MEA369

Inspect and maintain structures and related components of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA370

Repair the structure of non-pressurised small aircraft

MEA369

MEA372

Perform mechanical elementary maintenance

MEA301

Group E 

All nine (9)  units must be taken if a B2 Licence applicable to basic small aircraft maintenance is being sought.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA202

Remove and install basic aircraft electrical system components

MEA201

MEA204

Remove and install basic aircraft instrument system components

MEA201

MEA210

Inspect, test and troubleshoot basic aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA202, MEA246

MEA212

Inspect, test and troubleshoot basic aircraft instrument systems and components

MEA204, MEA246

MEA216

Inspect, test and troubleshoot instrument landing systems and components

MEA206, MEA293 MEA246

MEA290

Fit avionic modification sheet metal components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

MEA291

Inspect, test and troubleshoot fixed wing single axis autopilot systems and components (Refer to Group F – MEA217 or MEA218 may be taken instead of this unit)

MEA293, MEA246

MEA293

Remove and install aircraft electronic system components

MEA297

Maintain basic avionic systems and components

MEA246

Group F 

Except for the B1.1 Licence, take between two (2)  and four (4)  of the listed units as required by the aircraft types being maintained and the unit selection guidelines in column 4 to bring the total unit count to thirty (30)  units.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

Unit selection guidelines 

DEFEXO001

Work safely with explosive ordnance

Elective

MEA202

Remove and install basic aircraft electrical system components

MEA201

Applicable to electrical retractable undercarriage

MEA206

Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components

MEA201

Includes HF radio

MEA210

Inspect, test and troubleshoot basic aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA202, MEA246

Applicable to electrical retractable undercarriage

MEA214

Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft basic communication and radio navigation systems and components

MEA206, MEA246

Includes HF radio

MEA216

Inspect, test and troubleshoot instrument landing systems and components

MEA206, MEA293 MEA246

Required for ILS

MEA217

Inspect, test and troubleshoot fixed wing autopilot systems and components

MEA293, MEA246

Required for 3 axis autopilot system – may be taken instead of Group E unit MEA291A

MEA218

Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing autopilot systems and components

MEA293, MEA246

Required for helicopter autopilot system

MEA220

Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft primary radar systems and components

MEA293, MEA246

Applicable to weather radar

MEA221

Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft secondary radar systems and components

MEA293, MEA246

Covers RADALT, DME, Doppler and ACAS

MEA277

Maintain twin engine aircraft electrical systems and components

MEA210

Mandatory for maintenance of light twin piston engine aircraft

MEA278

Inspect, test and troubleshoot instrument display systems and components

MEA293, MEA246

Applicable to electronic display systems

MEA279

Inspect, test and troubleshoot full authority digital engine control systems

MEA293, MEA246

Required for FADEC system maintenance

MEA281

Maintain light aircraft AC powered instrument systems and components

MEA246

MEA3000

Maintain small piston engine aircraft pressurisation systems

Elective

MEA303

Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Applicable to aircraft types with air cycle air conditioning and pressurisation

MEA306

Remove and install engines and engine system components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Applicable to piston and gas turbine engines

MEA307

Remove and install propeller systems and components

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Covers variable pitch and constant speed propellers

MEA308

Remove and install rotary wing rotor and flight control system components

MEA398

Applicable if helicopter has powered flight controls

MEA309

Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear systems and components

MEA398

Applicable to hydraulic retractable undercarriage and systems with engine driven pump

MEA310

Inspect, test and troubleshoot aircraft pneumatic systems and components

MEA303

Applicable to aircraft types with air cycle air conditioning and pressurisation

MEA313

Inspect, test and troubleshoot piston engine systems and components

MEA306 (deemed to be covered if MEA353 is held)

Covers turbo and supercharged engines

MEA314

Inspect, test and troubleshoot gas turbine engine systems and components

MEA306

For gas turbine engine maintenance

MEA315

Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components

MEA307

Covers variable pitch and constant speed propellers

MEA316

Inspect, test and troubleshoot rotary wing rotor and control systems and components

MEA308

Applicable if helicopter has powered flight controls

MEA325

Weigh aircraft and perform aircraft weight and balance calculations as a result of modifications

All applicable Certificate IV units

Elective

MEA351

Maintain airframe systems of basic light fixed wing aircraft

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Elective if not required by choice of Group A to E

MEA352

Maintain basic rotary wing aircraft systems

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Elective if not required by choice of Group A to E

MEA353

Maintain basic light aircraft engines and propellers

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Elective if not required by choice of Group A to E

MEA354

Maintain light aircraft pneumatic systems

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Elective

MEA355

Maintain light aircraft air cycle air conditioning systems

MEA201, MEA246

Elective

MEA357

Inspect, test and repair aircraft fabric surfaces

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Required for aircraft with fabric surfaces

MEA358

Re-cover aircraft fabric surfaces

Elective

MEA359

Inspect and repair aircraft wooden structures

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158

Required for aircraft with wooden structure

MEA360

Maintain aircraft diesel engines

MEA353

Required for aircraft types with two or four stroke diesel engines

MEA361

Maintain aircraft two stroke petrol engines

MEA353

Required for aircraft types with two stroke petrol engines

MEA362

Maintain aircraft vapour cycle air conditioning systems

MEA201, MEA246

Elective

MEA367

Repair/modify aircraft composite structure using cold bonding

MEA369

Required for repairs to composite primary or secondary structure using cold bonding only

MEA371

Perform major repairs and modifications to small aircraft metal structure

MEA369, MEA370

Elective

MEA372

Perform mechanical elementary maintenance

MEA301

Required for B2 licence holders to perform mechanical elementary maintenance

MEA398

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

MEA154

Applicable to hydraulic retractable undercarriage and systems with engine driven pump

MEA405

Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components

MEA401 (deemed to be covered if MEA369 is held)

Required for repairs to composite primary or secondary structure using hot or cold bonding

MEA512

Maintain general aviation recovery devices with ballistic parachute systems

MEA154, MEA155 MEA156, MEA107 MEA157, MEA158 DEFEXO001

Elective

Qualification Mapping Information

Release 1. Supersedes and equivalent to MEA41015 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics).

Links

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