Course Title: Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3306 Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing

Course Title: Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

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Course Contact: James Krause

Course Contact Phone: +61 0427 723 753

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Course Description

This unit of competency is part of the Aeroskills Life Support and Furnishing Certificate III and IV training pathways. It covers the competencies required to maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests. Maintenance includes inspecting, testing, isolating faults, replacing components and cleaning prior to packing. The unit does not include repairing buoyancy vests. This unit is used in workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA103B Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activity
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

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEA507A Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests


1. Maintain survival inflatable buoyancy vests

2. Pack survival inflatable buoyancy vests

3. Fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including:
• Practical demonstration of skills application and underpinning theory questioning
• Observations of practical tasks
• 3rd Party Reports by ADF experts and assessors

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to correctly complete skills and knowledge relating to the maintenance and packing of survival inflatable buoyancy vests. Maintenance involves inspection, testing, fault diagnosis, replacement of parts and cleaning.