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Qualification details

MEA50310 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics) (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes MEA50307 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics) 16/Nov/2010
Is superseded by and equivalent to MEA50311 - Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics) 22/Jan/2012

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 15/Nov/2010

Units of competency

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MEA271A - Lay out avionic flight management systemsLay out avionic flight management systemsN/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
MEA136A - Assess aviation maintenance spares and manage repairable itemsAssess aviation maintenance spares and manage repairable itemsN/A
MEA107B - Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specificationsInterpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specificationsN/A
MEA105B - Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processesApply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processesN/A
MEM30012A - Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environmentApply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environmentN/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
MEA272A - Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situationsApply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situationsN/A
MEA121B - Manage aircraft/aeronautical product configurationManage aircraft/aeronautical product configurationN/A
MEA270A - Lay out avionic systemsLay out avionic systemsN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4114-11 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aircraft Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Junior Maintenance Avionics Manager,Aircraft Maintenance Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 15/Nov/2010 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 4114-11 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 15/Nov/2010 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0315 Aerospace Engineering And Technology 15/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 15/Nov/2010 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

This qualification may be of use to individuals employed in aviation maintenance management fields in both the civil and Australian Defence Force regulatory environments in jobs such as avionic maintenance team leaders, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors. While a direct entry training pathway is provided it must be emphasised that many of the maintenance management positions applicable to the qualification have additional experience requirements specified in airworthiness regulations and only a limited range of employment opportunities may be available to those who do not have extensive prior aviation maintenance experience.

The qualification consists of:

  • twelve (12) units from the Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) that provide a baseline of skills and knowledge
  • eight (8) common units, three (3) of which are elective, that provide general competencies applicable to aviation maintenance managers
  • four (4) para-professional avionic engineering units
  • one imported sustainability unit

Credit is provided towards the MEA60110 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics).

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Understanding complex directions from senior managers
  • Understanding input from professional engineers, specialist personnel and technical representatives
  • Liaising with maintenance personnel, aircrew and specialists regarding maintenance problems
  • Talking to senior mangers about maintenance and maintenance management problems and making presentations
  • Providing guidance to others and clearly describing faults, problems and spares requirements
  • Negotiating with team members, senior managers and aircraft owners/operators regarding timing and progress of work activities
  • Negotiating with potential suppliers of items of aeronautical product, piece parts and consumables
  • Negotiating with clients regarding the drafting of technical publications and maintenance data
  • Understanding and interpreting regulations, procedures, instructions and maintenance publications
  • Giving written instructions and completing maintenance documentation and component tags
  • Writing reports and proposals as required by regulations and organisational procedures
  • Interpreting organisational charts, wiring diagrams and system schematics, reading drawings relating to maintenance activities and interpreting fault diagnosis guides and logic charts
  • Using computers to obtain maintenance and maintenance management data, complete documentation and correspond using email
  • Networking with other maintenance managers and with others involved in maintenance-related integrated logistic support activities

Teamwork

  • Performing tasks as an individual while being responsive to team members or colleagues and senior managers 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 developing practical solutions to maintenance problems not fully covered by maintenance data and to maintenance management problems
  • Proposing solutions to problems as repair schemes, modifications or as amendments to specified maintenance processes
  • Assisting with the resolution of complex problems as a team effort
  • Constantly reviewing problem solving skills and ability to effectively apply competencies to solve problems within the limits permitted by regulatory and organisational guidelines
  • Responding to emergencies or accidents in accordance with legislative, regulatory and organisational requirements
  • Using mathematical techniques to relate test results to system or component performance, to convert values between systems of measurement, to calculate weight and balance, to develop management solutions to problems, and in performing integrated logistic support procedures

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations that arise as a consequence of regulatory changes, technology, contractual requirements, personnel management changes, operational circumstances, revised maintenance data, practices and procedures
  • Varying work practices and behaviour as a result of performance feedback from subordinates, peers and managers
  • 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
  • Adapting competencies to the performance of a wide range of maintenance tasks
  • Contributing to a process of continuous improvement and a willingness to initiate, support and participate in the effective introduction of new work practices

Planning and organising

  • Clarifying task objectives and required outcomes through discussion with managers and team members
  • Planning the use of resources and allocating personnel and resources to tasks
  • Monitoring the time taken to complete tasks against team requirements or targets provided by management
  • Assessing work requirements for quotations
  • Collecting, analysing and organising information relating to assigned maintenance tasks and confirming the purpose and required work outcomes
  • Identifying contingency situations and taking action to resolve problems
  • Identifying the extent of impact on assigned work of changes in procedures, work instructions or regulatory requirements

Self-management

  • Accepting responsibility for managing individual workload to meet target completion times or fit in with team milestones
  • Assessing personal knowledge and skills when assisting team members with complex tasks and when proposing modifications, repair schemes or changes to maintenance practices
  • Actively seeking opportunities to develop competencies and to apply them across a range of tasks and application of legislation, regulations, policy and procedures to achieve required outcomes and build confidence in own ideas and vision
  • Effectively manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • 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-the-job training
  • Adapting competencies to accommodate new ideas and techniques
  • Using feedback from subordinates, peers and managers to identify ways in which competence can be improved
  • Mentoring and providing on-the-job training and induction training to team members
  • Interpreting units of competency and applying them to attainment of identified career goals

Technology

  • Operating aircraft and avionic systems, test equipment and ground support equipment, ground running engines and troubleshooting faults
  • Using on-board maintenance systems and using maintenance-related software
  • Maintaining aircraft systems, components and test stands
  • Performance testing of aircraft systems and engines
  • Storing and caring for components, parts, tools, test equipment and support equipment
  • Complying with requirements to complete maintenance records, develop and revise maintenance data and propose amendments to technical publications
  • Amending various forms of maintenance data
  • Using computers and microfiche to obtain maintenance data and using computers to complete records, reports and documentation

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

To be awarded a Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Avionics) competency must be demonstrated in a total of twenty three  (23 ) units. Those articulating from MEA40610 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) will require eleven  (11 ) units.

All units must be chosen as specified under the conditions set out below:

  • 22 Core units consisting of 12 preliminary common and avionic technical stream units for those who do not have a Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) and 10 Core Diploma level common, engineering and imported units
  • One Elective Diploma level common unit from Group A

Core Units 

12 preliminary Certificate IV level units for those who do not have a Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics)

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisite units 

MEA101B

Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

Nil

MEA105B

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

MEA105B

MEA109B

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

MEA105B, MEA108B

MEA201B

Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components

MEA101B, MEA105B, MEA107B, MEA108B, MEA109B

MEA246C

Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts

MEA201B, MEA260B

MEA260B

Use electrical test equipment

MEA101B, MEA105B, MEA107B, MEA108B, MEA109B

MEA261C

Use electronic test equipment

MEA101B, MEA105B, MEA107B, MEA108B, MEA109B

MEA262B

Modify/repair single layer printed circuit boards

MEA260B, MEA261C

MEA270A

Lay out avionic systems

MEA101B, MEA107B, MEA109B

MEA271A

Lay out avionic flight management systems

MEA101B, 1MEA07B, MEA109B,MEA 270A

All must complete the following five  () common Diploma units, four  () para-professional engineering units and one  () imported sustainability unit listed below.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisite units 

MEA116B

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

Nil

MEA121B

Manage aircraft/aeronautical product configuration

Nil

MEA133B

Communicate aviation technical and maintenance knowledge

Nil

MEA135A

Use computers in aviation maintenance-related integrated logistic support activities

Nil

MEA142B

Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment

Nil

MEA272A

Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations

Nil

MEA273A

Select and test avionic engineering materials

Nil

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

Nil

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

Nil

MSAENV472B

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

Nil

Elective Units Group A 

Plus one  () of the following elective common units selected in accordance with the guidance provided in column four.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisite units 

Unit selection guidance 

MEA136A

Assess aviation spares and manage repairable items

MEA135A

Elective - for spares assessors and repairable item managers

MEA137A

Write aviation maintenance technical publications

MEA135A

Elective - for aviation technical authors

MEA140A

Supervise aviation maintenance teams and perform maintenance quality inspections

Nil

Elective - for supervisors within the Australian Defence Force regulatory system