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Qualification details

MEA60311 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Non-Destructive Testing (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to MEA60315 - Advanced Diploma of Aviation Non-Destructive Testing 11/Feb/2015

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

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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MEA112B - Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activitiesPlan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities N/A
MEA113C - Supervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplaceSupervise civil aircraft maintenance activities and manage human resources in the workplace N/A
MEA116B - Apply occupational health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenanceApply occupational health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance N/A
MEA120B - Manage an aviation maintenance quality systemManage an aviation maintenance quality system N/A
MEA123B - Manage aviation maintenance work environment policy and practicesManage aviation maintenance work environment policy and practices N/A
MEA133B - Communicate aviation technical and maintenance management knowledgeCommunicate aviation technical and maintenance management knowledge N/A
MEA134B - Establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation's occupational health and safety systemEstablish, maintain and evaluate the organisation's occupational health and safety system N/A
MEA135A - Use computers in aviation maintenance-related integrated logistic support activitiesUse computers in aviation maintenance-related integrated logistic support activities N/A
MEA137A - Write aviation technical publicationsWrite aviation technical publications N/A
MEA138B - Perform aviation technical publication management activitiesPerform aviation technical publication management activities N/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 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Aircraft Maintenance 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Non-Destructive Testing Technician (Aviation Industry) 

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 411 Advanced Diploma 23/Jan/2012 
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Modification History

Release 2 - Licensing requirements clarified - equivalenet

Release 1 - New qualification

Description

This qualification applies to individuals who perform aircraft and aircraft component non-destructive testing (NDT), develop NDT techniques and provide training in NDT in accordance with AS 3669-2006 Non-destructive testing – Qualification and approval of personnel – Aerospace at Level 3. The qualification also meets the regulatory requirements of CASA and the ADF.

The requirement for the awarding of MEA60311 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Non-Destructive Testing is demonstrated competency in listed units of competency under the conditions set out below. It consists of core units and electives chosen from Electives Group A.

Core units include:

  • common and technical stream units that relate to the aviation maintenance environment
  • technical stream and imported units relating to the NDT work environment
  • imported units that specifically cover the competencies required to perform each relevant NDT technique to the standard specified in AS 3669-2006 Non-destructive testing – Qualification and approval of personnel – Aerospace for Level 2 and 3 personnel
  • imported units that cover competencies in the development, delivery and assessment of training.

Electives Group A units consisting of:

  • Common units specific to either CASA or ADF regulatory requirements
  • Technical stream and imported units that are applicable to various areas of employment in the NDT field at AS 3669-2006 Non-destructive testing – Qualification and approval of personnel – Aerospace Level 3.

Pathways Information

Individuals who have a Certificate IV in Aeroskills and/or the MEA50511 Diploma of Aeroskills (Non-Destructive Testing) will already have a significant number of credits towards this qualification.

The qualification also provides credits towards the MEA60211 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical).

Licensing/Regulatory Information

This qualification complies with the requirements of AS 3669-2006 Non-destructive testing – Qualification and approval of personnel – Aerospace at Level 3 and with the airworthiness regulatory requirements of CASA and the ADF.

Entry Requirements

Individuals seeking this qualification must meet one of the following entry criteria:

  • MEA50511 Diploma of Aeroskills (Non-Destructive Testing)
  • Certificate IV in Aeroskills
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence issued by CASA
  • Attainment of the following nine (9) Aeroskills 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

MEA340A

Lay out and set up aircraft systems

MEA101B, MEA107B, MEA109B

MEA341A

Apply basic aircraft design characteristics

MEA101B, MEA107B, MEA109B

MEA342A

Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

MEA101B, MEA107B, MEA109B

Employability Skills 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 and specialists regarding NDT problems and applications
  • Talking to senior mangers about NDT tasks and requirements and making presentations
  • Providing guidance to others and describing clearly faults found during NDT and the application of NDT procedures
  • Negotiating with team members, senior managers and aircraft owners/operators regarding timing and progress of work activities
  • Negotiating with potential suppliers of NDT equipment, piece parts and consumables
  • Negotiating with clients regarding the drafting of technical publications and NDT data
  • Negotiating with senior managers regarding issues such as activity timelines and budgetary matters
  • Understanding and interpreting regulations, procedures, instructions and maintenance publications
  • Giving written instructions such as NDT procedures, maintenance orders and compilation of maintenance documentation
  • Writing reports and proposals as required by regulations and organisational procedures
  • Interpreting organisational charts, wiring diagrams and system schematics, reading drawings relating to NDT activities and interpreting specific NDT procedures
  • 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
  • Matching team member skills and authorisations to the task and adapting to contingencies
  • 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 requiring NDT
  • Proposing solutions to problems associated with the development and application of NDT 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 NDT 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 new or revised NDT procedures 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 NDT tasks
  • Managing a process of innovation and continuous improvement and a willingness to initiate, support and participate in the effective introduction of new work practices
  • Assessing risks and taking action to achieve a recognised benefit or advantage to the organisation as a consequence of revised processes and procedures
  • Evaluating software requirements and hardware enhancements

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 NDT 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
  • Analysing customer requirements and organisational work capacity
  • Developing, managing and evaluating aircraft and component NDT strategies and plans
  • Establishing clear task goals and deliverables
  • Reviewing or developing budgets and managing financial resources
  • Surveying and assessing organisational and customer needs

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 NDT tasks and when developing new or modified NDT procedures
  • 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-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-job training and induction training to team members
  • Interpreting units of competency and applying them to attainment of identified career goals

Technology

  • Operating and maintaining NDT equipment and reference standards
  • Performing NDT procedures on aircraft and aircraft components
  • Developing and documenting NDT techniques
  • 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

To be awarded the MEA60311 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Non-Destructive Testing, competency must be demonstrated in thirty eight (38)  units.

Core units of competency 

Complete the following thirty four (34)  core units.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

MEA116B

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

Nil

MEA120B

Manage an aviation maintenance quality system

Nil

MEA133B

Communicate aviation technical and maintenance management knowledge

Nil

MEA134B

Establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety system

Nil

MEA135A

Use computers in aviation maintenance-related integrated logistic support activities

Nil

MEA137A

Write aviation technical publications

MEA135A

MEA138B

Perform aviation technical publication management activities

MEA137A

MEA142B

Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment

Nil

MEA260B

Use electrical test equipment

MEA101B, MEA103B, MEA105C, MEA107B, MEA108B, MEA109B

MEA261C

Use electronic test equipment

MEA101B, MEA103B, MEA105C, MEA107B, MEA108B, MEA109B

MEA349B

Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

Nil

MEA350A

Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Nil

MEA424A

Evaluate aircraft non-destructive tests

MEA109B, MEA133B, MEM13013B, MEM16010A,

MEM24002B, MEM24004B,

MEM24006B, MEM24008B

MEM24010B, MEM24012C

MEM09002B

Interpret technical drawing

Nil

MEM09003B

Prepare basic engineering drawing

MEM09002B

MEM12003B

Perform precision mechanical measurement

MEM12023A

(see Note 1)

MEM13013B

Work safely with ionising radiation

MEM15017B

Use and maintain reference standards

MEM11011B

MEM12003B

MEM12004B

(see Note 2)

MEM12005B

MEM12023A

(see Note 1)

MEM18001C

(see Note 1)

MEM18002B

(see Note 1)

MEM16010A

Write reports

MEM14005A

(see Note 4)

MEM24002B

Perform penetrant testing

MEM18001C

(see Note 1)

MEM24012C

MEM24004B

Perform magnetic particle testing

MEM18001C

(see Note 1)

MEM24012C

MEM24006B

Perform eddy current testing

MEM18001C

(see Note 1)

MEM24012C

MEM24008B

Perform ultrasonic testing

MEM18001C

(see Note 1)

MEM24012C

MEM24010B

Perform radiographic testing

MEM13013B

MEM18001C

(see Note 1)

MEM24012C

MEM24011B

Establish non-destructive tests

MEM13013B

MEM16010A

(see Note 3)

MEM18001C

MEM24002B

MEM24004B

MEM24006B

MEM24008B

MEM24010B

MEM24012C

MEM24012C

Apply metallurgy principles

Nil

MEM30007A

Select common engineering materials

Nil

MEM30012A

Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Nil

MSAENV672B

Develop workplace policy and procedures for environmental sustainability

Nil

TAEDEL402A

Plan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace

Nil

TAEASS401B

Plan assessment activities and processes

Nil

TAEASS402B

Assess competence

Nil

TAEASS403B

Participate in assessment validation

Nil

TAEASS502B

Design and develop assessment tools

Nil

Notes 

  • MEA109B is equivalent to MEM12023A, 18001C and 18002B
  • MEA260B and MEA261C are together equivalent to MEM12004B
  • MEA137A is equivalent to MEM16010A
  • MEA103B is equivalent to MEM14005A

Elective units Group A 

Complete four (4)  units chosen in accordance with the unit selection guidelines in column four.

Unit code 

Unit title 

Prerequisites 

Unit selection guidelines 

MEA112B

Plan and implement civil aircraft maintenance activities

All relevant technical units

mandatory for CASA regulatory system

MEA113C

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

All relevant technical units

mandatory for CASA regulatory system

MEA123B

Manage aviation maintenance work environment policy and practices

Nil

MEA140A

Supervise aviation maintenance teams and perform maintenance quality inspections

Nil

Mandatory for ADF regulatory system

MEM09009C

Create 2D drawings using computer aided design systems

MEM09002B

MEM16008A

MEM15010B

Perform laboratory procedures

Nil

MEM16002C

Conduct formal interviews and negotiations

Nil

TAEDES401A

Design and develop learning programs

Nil

Custom Content Section

Not applicable.