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Qualification details

MEA41111 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MEA41115 - Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing 11/Feb/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 23/Aug/2013
(View details for release 1) 23/Jan/2012

Units of competency

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LMFSF2001B - Cut single layer fabricsCut single layer fabricsN/A
MEA116B - Apply occupational health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenanceApply occupational health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenanceN/A
LMFUP3012B - Apply marine sewing and installation techniquesApply marine sewing and installation techniquesN/A
MEA107B - Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specificationsInterpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specificationsN/A
AURVTT2005 - Select and apply trim and fabric materialsSelect and apply trim and fabric materialsN/A
MEA109B - Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenancePerform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenanceN/A
MEA240B - Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical testsUse electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical testsN/A
MEA501A - Maintain and fit anti-G suitsMaintain and fit anti-G suitsN/A
MEA502A - Maintain and fit helmetsMaintain and fit helmetsN/A
AURVTT2006 - Select and apply trim and fabric adhesivesSelect and apply trim and fabric adhesivesN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4114-15 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 Aircraft Life Support and Furnishings Supervisor 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 07/Aug/2012 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4114-15 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 07/Aug/2012 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 07/Aug/2012 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 23/Jan/2012 
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Modification History

Release 2 - Licensing requirements clarified. Imported units updated to current version - equivalent

Release 1 - Unit codes updated as required - equivalent

Description

This qualification may apply to members of the ADF and to employees of civil aviation maintenance organisations who work at supervisor or team leader levels on the maintenance of aircraft and personal life support equipment and on the fabrication and maintenance of aircraft furnishings.

The qualification consists of:

  • mandatory common units that apply to all Aeroskills qualifications at Certificate III and IV levels and elective common units that relate to the regulatory system within which individuals are employed
  • elective technical stream units and imported units.

Pathways Information

The qualification provides a number of credits towards other Aeroskills qualifications at Certificate III and IV levels and a limited number of credits towards a Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This qualification complies with airworthiness regulatory requirements of CASA and the ADF.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 

Communication

  • Understanding work and organisational instructions
  • Understanding input from specialist personnel and technical representatives
  • Negotiating with other team members or supervisors regarding timing and progress of work activities and access to sections of the aircraft, or to equipment
  • Understanding and interpreting regulations, procedures, instructions and maintenance publications
  • Completing maintenance documentation
  • Reading drawings relating to aircraft life support and furnishing and maintenance activities
  • Using computers to obtain maintenance data and complete documentation
  • Networking with other team members regarding work planning and execution

Teamwork

  • Performing tasks as an individual while being responsive to supervisors and allowing for relevant human factors
  • Working effectively with others who may be of different ages, gender, race, religion and political persuasion
  • Assisting team members with task definition and providing advice on work processes and troubleshooting
  • Providing leadership and development of team commitment and dynamics
  • Monitoring and assessing team performance and providing mentoring and performance feedback
  • Gaining the trust and confidence of team members and resolving conflict within the team
  • Providing team members with the opportunity for ongoing competency development

Problem solving

  • Identifying problems in a timely manner and applying a range of strategies to develop practical solutions to problems not fully covered by maintenance data
  • Proposing solutions to problems as modifications or a amendments to specified maintenance processes
  • Constantly reviewing problem solving skills and ability to effectively apply competencies to solve individual and team-related problems within the limits permitted by regulatory and organisational guidelines
  • Responding to emergencies or accidents in accordance with regulatory and organisational requirements
  • Using mathematical techniques to apply finishing schemes and to convert values between systems of measurement

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations that arise as a consequence of regulatory changes, revised maintenance data, practices and procedures
  • Varying work practices and behaviour as a result of performance feedback from peers and supervisors
  • Evaluating ideas to ensure that technical and regulatory aspects have been fully covered before proposing action that may result in modifications or changes to work processes
  • Applying human factors to avoid maintenance errors and maintain quality standards
  • Identifying and analysing alternative approaches to managing workplace issues and problems
  • Adapting competencies to the performance of a wide range of maintenance tasks
  • Contributing to a process of continuous improvement and a willingness to support and participate in the effective introduction of new work practices

Planning and organising

  • Clarifying task objectives and required outcomes through discussion with supervisors and other team members
  • Monitoring the time taken to complete tasks against team requirements or targets provided by supervisors
  • Collecting, analysing and organising information relating to assigned tasks and confirming the purpose and required work outcomes
  • Identifying the extent of impact on assigned work of changes in procedures, work instructions or regulatory requirements
  • Allocating personnel and resources to tasks

Self-management

  • Accepting responsibility for managing individual workload to meet target completion times or fit in with team milestones
  • Assessing personal knowledge and skills with the aid of the self-assessment work sheets in the Log of Industrial Experience and Achievement and preparing for competency assessments
  • Actively seeking opportunities to develop competencies and to apply them across a range of tasks and monitoring performance using indicators such as the extent of oversight exercised by supervisors
  • Identifying career paths and training opportunities that will assist in attaining career goals

Learning

  • Taking advantage of learning opportunities that arise through training courses provided by the organisation or external providers and through mentoring and on-job training
  • Adapting competencies to accommodate new ideas and techniques
  • Using feedback from supervisors and peers to identify ways in which competence can be improved
  • Mentoring new or more junior personnel
  • Interpreting units of competency and applying them to attainment of identified career goals

Technology

  • Operating PPE and life support and furnishing equipment and ground support equipment and troubleshooting equipment faults
  • Testing the performance and calibration of life support and furnishing equipment
  • Storing and caring for life support and furnishing equipment, PPE and support equipment
  • Amending various forms of maintenance data
  • Using computers and microfiche to obtain maintenance data and using computers to complete documentation

Packaging Rules

To be awarded the MEA41111 Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing, competency must be demonstrated in twenty six (26)  units of competency, as follows:

  • ten (10)  Core common and imported units
  • one (1)  Elective unit from the common units listed in Group A
  • fifteen (15)  Elective units from the technical stream and imported units listed in Group B.

Core units of competency 

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA101B

Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

Nil

MEA103B

Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities

MEA101B, MEA105C, MEA107B, MEA108B

MEA105C

Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

MEA101B, MEA107B

MEA107B

Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

Nil

MEA108B

Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

MEA105C

MEA109B

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

MEA105C, MEA108B

MEA115A

Plan and implement aeronautical product maintenance activities

Nil

MEA116B

Apply occupational health and safety procedures at supervisor level

Nil

MEA118A

Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

Nil

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Nil

Elective units 

Group A 

At least one (1)  of the following two units chosen in accordance with the unit selection guidelines in column four.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

Unit selection guidelines 

MEA114A

Certify aeronautical product maintenance

Applicable to those working under CASA Airworthiness Regulations

MEA140A

Supervise aviation maintenance teams and perform maintenance quality inspections

Applicable to those working under ADF Airworthiness Regulations

Group B 

Complete fifteen (15)  of the technical stream and imported units listed below, selected in accordance with the prerequisites in column three and the unit selection guidelines in column four.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

Unit selection guidelines 

MEA240B

Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

Elective

MEA304C

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

MEA302C

Elective – do not take with MEA317C

MEA317C

Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

MEA302C

MEA303D

Elective – do not take with MEA304C

MEA411A

Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

Elective

MEA412A

Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfaces

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

Elective

MEA414A

Remove light corrosion from aircraft

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

Elective – do not take with MEA419A

MEA416A

Apply aircraft identification markings, graphics and decals

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

Elective

MEA419A

Repair/modify aircraft cabin/cockpit non-primary structure components

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

Elective – do not take with MEA414A

MEA501A

Maintain and fit anti-G suits

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

MEA118A

MEA511A LMFSF2002B

Elective

MEA502A

Maintain and fit helmets

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B MEA118A

MEA240B

Elective

MEA503A

Maintain and fit immersion suits

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B MEA118A

LMTTF2008A

Elective

MEA504A

Maintain and fit oxygen masks

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

MEA118A

MEA240B

Elective

MEA505A

Maintain and pack parachutes

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

MEA118A

MEA511A LMFSF2002B

Elective

MEA506A

Maintain and pack survival inflatable life rafts and escape slides

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

MEA118A

Elective

MEA507A

Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B

MEA118A

Elective

MEA508A

Maintain, install and remove restraint systems

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B MEA511A LMFSF2002B

Elective

MEA509A

Manufacture, repair and alter aircraft related fabric components

MEA101B

MEA103B

MEA105C

MEA107B

MEA108B

MEA109B MEA118A

MEA511A LMFSF2002B

Elective

MEA510A

Maintain seat and pod electrical and electronic systems

MEA240B

Elective

MEA511A

Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers

Nil

Elective

AURVTT2004

Trim vehicle components

Nil

Elective – do not take with LMFUP3012B

AURVTT2005

Select and apply trim and fabric materials

Nil

Elective

AURVTT2006

Select and apply trim and fabric adhesives

Nil

Elective - do not take with LMTTF2008A

LMFSF2001B

Cut single layer fabrics

Nil

Elective

LMFSF2002B

Machine sew materials

Nil

Elective

LMFUP3012B

Apply marine sewing and installation techniques

Nil

Elective – do not take with AURVTT2004

LMTTF2008A

Use adhesives

Nil

Elective – do not take with AURVTT2006

MEM12001B

Use comparison and basic measuring devices

Nil

Mandatory

DEFEO101D

Work safely with explosive ordnance

Nil

Elective

DEFEO501D

Conduct explosive ordnance inspection

Nil

Elective

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.