Course Title: Inspect aircraft structures

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4331 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)

Course Title: Inspect aircraft structures

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 100

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: Ross McDermott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258918

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Course Description

This unit of competency is part of the Aeroskills Structures Maintenance Certificate IV and of the Mechanical Certificate IV (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) training pathways. It covers the competencies required for the inspection of fixed and rotary wing aircraft structures. The unit is used in workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA.
Where a CASA licensing outcome is sought this unit forms part of the CASA requirement for the granting of the chosen B1 maintenance certification licence under CASR Part 66, in accordance with the licensing provisions in Section 3, Assessment Guidelines.
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply hand skills and use maintenance publications to prepare aircraft structure for inspection and identify structural damage and deterioration while applying all relevant safety precautions.

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:

MEA401C Inspect aircraft structures


1. Inspect aircraft structure

Learning Outcomes

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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