Qualification details

MEM60111 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Release 4)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
4 (this release)Current 25/Jun/2012
(View details for release 3) Replaced16/Mar/2012
(View details for release 2) Replaced27/Sep/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced16/Jul/2011

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to MEM60105 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering 15/Jul/2011
Is superseded by and equivalent to MEM60112 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering 19/Dec/2012

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
MEA101B - Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenanceInterpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance N/A
MEA105C - Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processesApply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes N/A
MEA107B - Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specificationsInterpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications N/A
MEA108B - Complete aviation maintenance industry documentationComplete aviation maintenance industry documentation N/A
MEA109B - Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenancePerform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance N/A
MEA270A - Lay out avionic systemsLay out avionic systems N/A
MEA271A - Lay out avionic flight management systemsLay out avionic flight management systems N/A
MEA272B - Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situationsApply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations N/A
MEA273A - Select and test avionic engineering materialsSelect and test avionic engineering materials N/A
MEA340A - Lay out and set up aircraft systemsLay out and set up aircraft systems 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 Electrical Engineering,Production Engineering,Mining,Mechanical Engineering,Manufacturing Technology,Systems Electrics 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Mechanical Engineering Associate,Electronics Engineering Technologist,Production Engineer,Manufacturing Systems Engineer,Mechatronics Associate 

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 02/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Release 4 - Elective units covering detail drafting replaced by new CAD units. MEA elective unit version codes updated.

Release 3 - Correction of training.gov.au transfer to include missing qualification descriptors - Aeronautical and Avionics.

This qualification supersedes MEM60105

Description

Not Applicable

Pathways Information

Not Applicable

Licensing/Regulatory Information

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification. However, for employment at para-professional levels in the aeronautical and avionic fields in the Australian aviation industry, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) have requirements that must be met. Units designed to meet these requirements are included as electives in this qualification. Advice on the selection of electives to meet ADF and CASA requirements is given at the end of this qualification.

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • Read, interpret and follow information on legislative and regulatory requirements, codes of practice, specifications, design briefs, charts, lists, drawings and other applicable reference documents
  • Access, organise and communicate information from reference texts, manufacturer's catalogues and industrial magazines, websites, use of phone, email and fax
  • Negotiate, develop, implement and document work instructions, outcomes and performance measures
  • Communicate complex ideas through presentations, meetings and one on one communication
  • Prepare reports, graphics, specifications and other documentation
  • Use standard engineering drawing symbols, references, terminology and scientific notation
  • Consult and advise internal and external clients to ensure clarification of requirements for projects or operations
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders and others to confirm specifications and discuss alternatives
  • Research, evaluate and report information on systems, techniques, requirements, options and solutions.

Teamwork

  • Work alone or as part of single and multi-disciplinary teams that includes other para-professionals, professionals, trades and production personnel
  • Provide clear and precise information to team members
  • Negotiate and communicate with stakeholders
  • Continually monitor and review team performance
  • Delegate and supervise work where appropriate

Problem-solving

  • Analyse and evaluate information to determine requirements, strategies and solutions (including benefit/cost analysis)
  • Apply and manipulate mathematical techniques and scientific principles to engineering situations (Including arithmetic, algebraic expressions with one independent variable, two-dimensional geometry, trigonometry, linear functions, basic quadratic functions, basic statistical methods, significant figures)
  • Evaluate and rank engineering options
  • Evaluate environmental and sustainability performance of equipment and processes and make recommendations for improvements
  • Perform hazard and risk analysis
  • Identify and select common engineering materials by their principal properties
  • Diagnose performance and process problems

Initiative and enterprise

  • Be capable of applying skils and knowledge in new and different situations and contexts
  • Use judgement and discretion
  • Facilitate and capitalise on change and innovation
  • Generate innovative and creative ideas, approaches and solutions

Planning and organising

  • Design and plan documentation for particular applications
  • Plan and sequence work operations
  • Manage work priorities and resources
  • Prepare, monitor and review work plans, programs and budgets
  • Identify requirements and manage processes to ensure adequate resourcing, programming, maintenance and training for operations

Self-management

  • Manage own time and own processes
  • Complete tasks in a competent and timely manner
  • Set personal goals and plans
  • Gain and use feedback to improve personal performance
  • Address all legislation, codes and standards related to safety, environmental impact and sustainability issues

Learning

  • Undertake research by consulting appropriate personnel, technical experts, manuals, online help and other reference materials as required
  • Evaluate career options and develop career path strategy
  • Review and maintain academic development, work experience, ethical practice, indemnity, negotiation, consultation and human relations with respect to the practice of engineering
  • Manage learning opportunities in and outside the workplace
  • Mentor others
  • Identify options for professional development opportunities

Technology

  • Apply engineering knowledge and principles
  • Select and apply engineering techniques and associated technologies, software and hardware
  • Use technology appropriately to manage work priorities and commitments
  • Use a CAD program, computer and peripherals

Packaging Rules

The minimum requirements for achievement of the Advanced Diploma of Engineering are:

  • completion of the seven core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of 23 elective units, to bring the total number of units to 30.

Group A and Group B elective units must be selected as follows:

  • up to eight general elective units from the list in Group A
  • at least 15 specialist elective units from Group B, to bring the total number of elective units to 23.

Note that when selecting elective units any prerequisite units must also be completed and count towards the required number of elective units (refer to units and prerequisites listing in Appendix 2).

Five appropriate Group B electives may be chosen from other endorsed Training Packages and accredited courses where those units are available for inclusion at Advanced Diploma.

Note that the Group A and B elective units listed below include all the MEM units that are approved for selection in this qualification. This meets the NQC requirement that one sixth of the total units must be able to be selected from other qualifications in the same Training Package.

Additional qualification descriptors 

The following additional descriptors are approved for use with this qualification: Mechanical, Mechatronics, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Aeronautical, Avionics.

Core units 

  • Select all of the units from this list.
  • Unit code

    Unit title

    MEM16006A

    Organise and communicate information

    MEM16008A

    Interact with computing technology

    MEM22001A

    Perform engineering activities

    MEM22002A

    Manage self in the engineering environment

    MEM30007A

    Select common engineering materials

    MEM30012A

    Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

    MSAENV272B

    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

    Elective units 

    Group A  - general 

    • Select up to eight (8) units from this list.
    • Unit code 

      Unit title 

      Prerequisites 

      MEA101B

      Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

      MEA105C

      Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

      *

      MEA107B

      Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

      MEA108B

      Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

      *

      MEA109B

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

      *

      MEA270A

      Lay out avionic systems

      *

      MEA271A

      Lay out avionic flight management systems

      *

      MEA340A

      Lay out and set up aircraft systems

      *

      MEA341A

      Apply basic aircraft design characteristics

      *

      MEM12024A

      Perform computations

      MEM13013B

      Work safely with ionising radiation

      MEM15001B

      Perform basic statistical quality control

      MEM18001C

      Use hand tools

      MEM24001B

      Perform basic penetrant testing

      *

      MEM24003B

      Perform basic magnetic particle testing

      *

      MEM24005B

      Perform basic eddy current testing

      *

      MEM24007B

      Perform ultrasonic thickness testing

      *

      MEM24009B

      Perform basic radiographic testing

      *

      MEM30005A

      Calculate force systems within simple beam structures

      *

      MEM30006A

      Calculate stresses in simple structures

      *

      MEM30008A

      Apply basic economic and ergonomic concepts to evaluate engineering applications

      MEM30009A

      Contribute to the design of basic mechanical systems

      *

      MEM30010A

      Set up basic hydraulic circuits

      MEM30011A

      Set up basic pneumatic circuits

      MEM30013A

      Assist in the preparation of a basic workplace layout

      MEM30014A

      Apply basic just in time systems to the reduction of waste

      MEM30015A

      Develop recommendations for basic set up time improvements

      MEM30016A

      Assist in the analysis of a supply chain

      MEM30017A

      Use basic preventative maintenance techniques and tools

      MEM30018A

      Undertake basic process planning

      MEM30019A

      Use resource planning software systems in manufacturing

      MEM30020A

      Develop and manage a plan for a simple manufacturing related project

      MEM30021A

      Prepare a simple production schedule

      MEM30022A

      Undertake supervised procurement activities

      MEM30023A

      Prepare a simple cost estimate for a manufactured product

      MEM30024A

      Participate in quality assurance techniques

      *

      MEM30025A

      Analyse a simple electrical system circuit

      *

      MEM30026A

      Select and test components for simple electronic switching and timing circuits

      *

      MEM30027A

      Prepare basic programs for programmable logic controllers

      MEM30028A

      Assist in sales of technical products/systems

      MEM30031A

      Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements

      MEM30032A

      Produce basic engineering drawings

      MEM30033A

      Use computer-aided design (CAD) system to create and display 3-D models

      *

      MSAENV472B

      Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

      Prerequisites:

      Where a unit has prerequisites then those prerequisite units can only be used in the count towards the total number of units where they are listed in the table above.

      Group B  - specialist 

      • Select at least fifteen (15) units from this list to bring the total number of elective units to twenty three (23).
      • Unit code 

        Unit title 

        Prerequisites 

        MEA272B

        Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations

        MEA273A

        Select and test avionic engineering materials

        MEA342A

        Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics

        *

        MEA349B

        Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

        MEA350A

        Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

        *

        MEM09141A

        Represent mechanical engineering designs

        *

        MEM09142A

        Represent mechatronic engineering designs

        *

        MEM09143A

        Represent aeronautical engineering designs

        *

        MEM09144A

        Represent avionic engineering designs

        *

        MEM09151A

        Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to mechanical engineering designs

        *

        MEM09152A

        Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to mechatronic engineering designs

        *

        MEM09153A

        Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to aeronautical engineering designs

        *

        MEM09154A

        Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to avionic engineering designs

        *

        MEM09204A

        Produce basic engineering detail drawings

        *

        MEM09205A

        Produce electrical schematic drawings

        *

        MEM12005B

        Calibrate measuring equipment

        *

        MEM12022B

        Program coordinate measuring machine (advanced)

        *

        MEM12025A

        Use graphical techniques and perform simple statistical computations

        *

        MEM13010A

        Supervise occupational health and safety in an industrial work environment

        *

        MEM14001B

        Schedule material deliveries

        MEM14002B

        Undertake basic process planning

        MEM14003B

        Undertake basic production scheduling

        MEM14061A

        Plan and design mechanical engineering projects

        *

        MEM14062A

        Plan and design mechatronic engineering projects

        *

        MEM14063A

        Plan and design manufacturing engineering projects

        *

        MEM14064A

        Plan and design maintenance engineering projects

        *

        MEM14065A

        Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects

        *

        MEM14066A

        Plan and design avionic engineering projects

        *

        MEM14081A

        Apply mechanical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of projects

        *

        MEM14082A

        Apply mechatronics fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects

        *

        MEM14083A

        Apply aeronautical engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects

        *

        MEM14084A

        Apply avionic engineering fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects

        *

        MEM15007B

        Conduct product and/or process capability studies

        *

        MEM15008B

        Perform advanced statistical quality control

        *

        MEM15010B

        Perform laboratory procedures

        MEM15011B

        Exercise external quality assurance

        *

        MEM15012B

        Maintain/supervise application of quality procedures

        *

        MEM18016B

        Analyse plant/equipment condition monitoring results

        *

        MEM22003A

        Manage engineering resources

        *

        MEM22004A

        Manage engineering projects

        *

        MEM22005A

        Manage engineering operations

        *

        MEM22006A

        Source and estimate materials

        *

        MEM22007A

        Manage environmental effects of engineering activities

        *

        MEM22008A

        Manage change and technical development

        *

        MEM22009A

        Manage technical sales and promotion

        *

        MEM23001A

        Apply advanced mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment

        *

        MEM23002A

        Apply calculus in engineering situations

        *

        MEM23003A

        Operate and program computers and/or controllers in engineering situations

        *

        MEM23041A

        Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

        MEM23051A

        Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in mechanical and manufacturing engineering situations

        MEM23052A

        Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

        MEM23061A

        Select and test mechanical engineering materials

        MEM23062A

        Select and test mechatronic engineering materials

        MEM23071A

        Select and apply mechanical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

        MEM23072A

        Select and apply mechatronic engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

        MEM23073A

        Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

        *

        MEM23074A

        Select and apply avionic engineering methods, processes and construction techniques

        *

        MEM23081A

        Apply scientific principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

        *

        MEM23082A

        Apply scientific principles and techniques in mechatronic engineering situations

        *

        MEM23083A

        Apply industrial engineering principles and techniques in manufacturing engineering situations

        *

        MEM23084A

        Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

        *

        MEM23085A

        Apply scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations

        *

        MEM23091A

        Apply mechanical system design principles and techniques in mechanical engineering situations

        *

        MEM23092A

        Apply automated systems principles and techniques in engineering situations

        *

        MEM23093A

        Apply plant and process design principles and techniques in engineering situations

        *

        MEM23094A

        Apply maintenance systems principles and techniques in engineering situations

        *

        MEM23095A

        Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

        *

        MEM23096A

        Apply avionic system design principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations

        *

        MEM23097A

        Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

        *

        MEM23098A

        Apply automated systems principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations

        *

        MEM24002B

        Perform penetrant testing

        *

        MEM24004B

        Perform magnetic particle testing

        *

        MEM24006B

        Perform eddy current testing

        *

        MEM24008B

        Perform ultrasonic testing

        *

        MEM24010B

        Perform radiographic testing

        *

        MEM24011B

        Establish non-destructive tests

        *

        MEM24012C

        Apply metallurgy principles

        MSACMC410A

        Lead change in a manufacturing environment

        MSACMC610A

        Manage relationships with non-customer external organisations

        MSACMC611A

        Manage people relationships

        MSACMC612A

        Manage workplace learning

        MSACMS400A

        Implement a competitive manufacturing system

        MSACMS401A

        Ensure process improvements are sustained

        MSACMS600A

        Develop a competitive manufacturing system

        MSACMS601A

        Analyse and map a value chain

        *

        MSACMS602A

        Manage a value chain

        *

        MSACMS603A

        Develop manufacturing related business plans

        MSACMS604A

        Manage competitive manufacturing processes in a jobbing shop environment

        MSACMT230A

        Apply cost factors to work practices

        MSACMT260A

        Use planning software systems in manufacturing

        MSACMT261A

        Use SCADA systems in manufacturing

        MSACMT280A

        Undertake root cause analysis

        MSACMT421A

        Facilitate a Just in Time (JIT) system

        MSACMT430A

        Improve cost factors in work practices

        MSACMT432A

        Analyse manual handling processes

        MSACMT440A

        Lead 5S in a manufacturing environment

        MSACMT450A

        Undertake process capability improvements

        *

        MSACMT451A

        Mistake proof a production process

        MSACMT452A

        Apply statistics to processes in manufacturing

        MSACMT460A

        Facilitate the use of planning software systems in manufacturing

        *

        MSACMT461A

        Facilitate SCADA systems in a manufacturing team or work area

        *

        MSACMT481A

        Undertake proactive maintenance analyses

        MSACMT482A

        Assist in implementing a proactive maintenance strategy

        MSACMT620A

        Develop quick changeover procedures

        MSACMT621A

        Develop a Just in Time (JIT) system

        *

        MSACMT622A

        Design a process layout

        MSACMT623A

        Develop a levelled pull system of manufacturing

        MSACMT630A

        Optimise cost of product

        *

        MSACMT631A

        Undertake value analysis of product costs in terms of customer requirements

        *

        MSACMT640A

        Manage 5S system in a manufacturing environment

        MSACMT650A

        Determine and improve process capability

        *

        MSACMT652A

        Design an experiment

        MSACMT660A

        Develop the application of enterprise systems in manufacturing

        MSACMT661A

        Determine and establish information collection requirements and processes

        MSACMT670A

        Develop and manage sustainable energy practices

        MSACMT671A

        Develop and manage sustainable environmental practices

        MSACMT675A

        Facilitate the development of a new product

        *

        MSACMT681A

        Develop a proactive maintenance strategy

        MSACMT683A

        Adapt a proactive maintenance strategy for a seasonal or cyclical manufacturing operation

        MSAENV672B

        Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

        Prerequisites:

        Where a unit has prerequisites then those prerequisite units can only be used in the count towards the total number of units where they are listed in the table above.

        In addition to the above, the minimum requirements for this qualification can also be met by holders of the MEM30505 Certificate III in Engineering -Technical or the MEM50205 Diploma of Engineering - Technical or equivalent subject to the completion of the specified Core units of competency as well as the additional elective units drawn from Group B.

        Packaging advice to meet Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) requirements

        In order to meet the requirements of both Regulators for employment as para-professionals in aeronautical and avionic fields in the Australian aviation industry, electives must be selected as described below for the Aeronautical and Avionic streams.

        Aeronautical stream

        • Select the following seven units from Group A
        • MEA101B

          Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

          MEA105C

          Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes*

          MEA107B

          Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

          MEA108B

          Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation*

          MEA109B

          Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals*

          MEA340A

          Lay out and set up aircraft systems*

          MEA341A

          Apply basic aircraft design characteristics*

          • Select the following 12 units from Group B
          • MEA342A

            Apply basic aircraft power plant design characteristics*

            MEA349B

            Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

            MEA350A

            Select and test aeronautical engineering materials*

            MEM09143A

            Represent aeronautical engineering designs*

            MEM09153A

            Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to aeronautical engineering designs*

            MEM14065A

            Plan and design aeronautical engineering projects*

            MEM14083A

            Apply aeronautical fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects*

            MEM23052A

            Apply basic electro and control scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations

            MEM23073A

            Select and apply aeronautical engineering methods, processes and construction techniques*

            MEM23084A

            Apply scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations*

            MEM23095A

            Apply aeronautical system design principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations*

            MEM23097A

            Apply automated systems principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations*

            To bring the total number of electives to 23, another four units are to be selected as follows:

            • a minimum of three additional units must be chosen from Group B
            • a maximum of one additional unit can be chosen from Group A, or from the advanced diploma level units in the Aeroskills Training Package.

            Avionic stream

            • Select the following seven units from Group A
            • MEA101B

              Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

              MEA105C

              Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes*

              MEA107B

              Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

              MEA108B

              Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation*

              MEA109B

              Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals*

              MEA270A

              Lay out avionic systems*

              MEA271A

              Lay out avionic flight management systems*

              • Select the following 10 units from Group B
              • MEA272B

                Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations

                MEA273A

                Select and test avionic engineering materials

                MEM09144A

                Represent avionic engineering designs*

                MEM09154A

                Apply computer aided modelling and data management techniques to avionic engineering designs*

                MEM14066A

                Plan and design avionic engineering projects*

                MEM14084A

                Apply avionic fundamentals to support design and development of engineering projects*

                MEM23074A

                Select and apply avionic engineering methods, processes and construction techniques*

                MEM23085A

                Apply scientific principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations*

                MEM23096A

                Apply avionic system design principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations*

                MEM23098A

                Apply automated systems principles and techniques in avionic engineering situations*

                To bring the total number of electives to 23, another six units are to be selected as follows:

                • a minimum of five additional units must be chosen from Group B
                • a maximum of one additional unit can be chosen from Group A, or from advanced diploma level units in the Aeroskills Training Package.

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