Course Title: Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: AERO5798C

Course Title: Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6114 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mr. Andrew Kim
Tel: 9925 4295
Location: 57.5.20C

Nominal Hours: 20

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are none

Course Description

This unit is applicable to all Aeroskills training pathways. It covers the competencies required to use and correctly interpret industry manuals,
specifications and drawings used in the maintenance and manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications


1. Identify and access industry manuals, specifications and drawings.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed for the type of aircraft or component to be maintained.
1.2 Amendment status is clearly established to ensure the correct specifications and procedures are applied.


2. Interpret information.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Relevant chapter or section of manual or drawing is located in relation to the work to be carried out.
2.2 Information is interpreted and procedures to be followed are accurately determined.


3. Apply information

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manual or specification procedures.
3.2 All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained in industry manuals or specifications.


4. Amend manuals, specifications or drawings

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Manual, specification or drawing changes and/or amendments are incorporated and documented correctly in accordance with statutory regulations and/or enterprise procedures.


5. Store manuals, specifications or drawings

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Manuals, specifications or drawings are stored appropriately to ensure prevention of damage, ready access and updating of information, when required, in accordance with regulatory and/or enterprise procedures.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Lecture and Tutorials

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Week                         ContentRequired Skill and Knowledge               ElementsAssessment        
1Aircraft Manuals and Drawings
  • Introduction to the course, OH&S Brief
  • Introduction to Aircraft Manuals
  • Accessing and interpreting industry manuals
  • Amending industry manuals
 1 to 4 
2Aircraft Manuals and Drawings
  •  Identifying and Interpreting information from drawings and digrams in aircraft manuals
  • correct handling and stroage of drawings, manuals and industry media
 1 to 4 Assignment Presentation
3Aircraft Manuals and Drawings
  •  calculating allowable dimension variations on a component from information in drawing title blocks and drawings
  • calculating dimensions from drawings for the purpose of manufacturing aircraft components and hardware 
 1 to 4 Assignment Presentation
4Aircraft Manuals and Drawings
  •  Revision
 1 to 4 Assignment Presentation
5 Presentation One Topics covered from week one to 4 1 to 4 


Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly teaching and assessment order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of resources.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Class Notes


Any relevant online resources

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment for this course is throughout the course delivering period. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through the completion of two assessment tasks. All the assessment tasks allow you to apply the required knowledge and skills in relation to interpret and use aviation manuals and specifications.
The two assessment tasks involve one assignment and one presentation.

Assessment Task One (Assignment)
Assessment Task Two (Presentation)

Your assessment for this course will be marked using the following table:

CA                  Competency Achieved
NYC                Not Yet Competent
DNS                Did Not Submit

Assessment Matrix

AssessmentElementPerformance Criteria
Assignment 1 to 51.1,1.2,2.1,2.2,3.1,3.2,4.1,5.1
Presentation1 to 51.1,1.2,2.1,2.2,3.1,3.2,4.1,5.1

Other Information

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maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

Students with disability or long-term medical condition should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete their studies.

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Late submission:

Students requiring extensions for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. The student will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

Students seeking an extension of more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Assignments submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special consideration:

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Other Information:

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