Part Time Day
Course Start Date
8.6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Apprenticeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
This qualification applies to employees of Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or to members of the Australian defence Force (ADF) who are engaged in the repair and modification of aircraft structures. The qualification defines the exit from apprenticeship and may apply to work performed in hangars on the structure of complete aircraft and to work performed in workshops on structural components.
The training pathways provide for work on both metal and composite structures. In some cases, primarily in the General Aviation sector, individuals may be also required to work on aircraft with wooden structures and/or fabric coverings. The applicable competencies are covered in the units MEA357 Inspect, test and repair aircraft fabric surfaces, MEA358 Re-cover aircraft fabric surfaces and MEA359 Inspect and repair aircraft wooden structures.
The qualification consists of:
common and imported units that apply to all Aeroskills specialist streams at AQF Certificate III and IV levels
mandatory structures technical stream units
elective mechanical technical stream units that provide a degree of multi-skilling where needed to meet workplace requirements
elective structures technical stream and imported units required to meet workplace needs.
The qualification also provides credits towards the MEA50418 Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical) and the MEA60218 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical). A limited number of credits are also provided towards the MEA50218 Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical).
This qualification applies to workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Any regulatory/licensing requirements associated with any MEA units of competency must be met.
To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a part time day, blended course. You will need to attend approximately 26 hours of class, as 5 day blocks, for 36 blocks over 3 years. As well as the in class component, you will need to complete approximately 0.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 9.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including LIEA/journal.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who are apprentices only. The learners are employed by Civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) or members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of airframes and airframe mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, and of aircraft engines and (where applicable) propellers including Jetstar, Qantas, BAE, CORPORATE AIR, Sigma Aerospace, Pay's Air Service Pty Ltd, Forest Air Helicopters, Superair Services Pty Ltd and Safran Helicopter Engines Australia Pty Ltd.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled as 5 day blocks, for 36 blocks over 3 years. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in the course.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
There are a range of study options for NSW Apprentices and eligible non-apprentices with relevant industry work experience in this course.
Under the NSW Government fee-free apprenticeship initiative, NSW apprentices that commence their training on or after 1 July 2018 may be eligible for fee-free training. Apprentices are required to provide evidence of their NSW apprenticeship to finalise their enrolment and applicable fees.
This course is also a TAFE NSW Trade Pathways Qualification and ideal if you have been working in this industry for an extended period of time but havent received a qualification. To be eligible to enrol as a non-apprentice and secure funding, you must firstly meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and be:
- over 21 years of age
- able to demonstrate and provide evidence of extensive industry experience and
- able to demonstrate relevant ongoing work experience and provide workplace evidence to support the achievement of competence.
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|MEA107||Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications|
|MEA118||Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment|
|MEA154||Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance|
|MEA155||Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities|
|MEA156||Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities|
|MEA157||Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation|
|MEA158||Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance|
|MEA327||Fabricate and/or repair aircraft mechanical components or parts|
|MEA401||Inspect aircraft structures|
|MEA420||Fabricate basic structural components for aircraft|
|MEA421||Fabricate advanced structural components for aircraft|
|MEA422||Repair/modify aircraft metal structure|
|MEA423||Aircraft structure major disassembly and reassembly|
|MSMENV272||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|MEA303||Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components|
|MEA304||Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components|
|MEA305||Remove and install aircraft fixed wing flight control system components|
|MEA308||Remove and install rotary wing rotor and flight control system components|
|MEA317||Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components|
|MEA367||Repair/modify aircraft composite structure using cold bonding|
|MEA398||Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components|
|MEA405||Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components|
|MEA410||Maintain aircraft structure/components|
|MEA411||Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components|
|MEA425||Perform bolted composite skin repairs|
|MEM06003C||Carry out heat treatment|
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
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