Course Title: Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4333 Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures)

Course Title: Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 160

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 training pathway, and of the Mechanical Certificate IV (Aircraft Maintenance Stream) training pathways. It covers the competencies required for the repair or modification of fixed and rotary wing aircraft structural components that are made from composite materials. This unit is used in workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA.
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to apply hand skills and use maintenance publications, applicable materials, tools and methods to repair aircraft composite material structure and components while applying all relevant safety procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEA401C Inspect aircraft structures

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEA405B Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components


1. Plan repair/modification

2. Prepare components for hot bonding

3. Repair/modify components using hot bond

4. Repair/modify components using cold cure

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