Course Title: Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: MIET6172C

Course Title: Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

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

Phone:  03-99258035

Nominal Hours: 80

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

MEA105B Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
MEA108B Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

Course Description

This unit is applicable to all Aeroskills Maintenance training pathways. It covers the competencies required to perform basic hand skills, apply
standard trade practices and fundamentals relevant to the maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance


1. Assess task requirements

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Available information from relevant documentation and/or other sources, including communication with other personnel, is interpreted and assessed to determine the task and tooling requirements.


2. Select tools and/or equipment

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Hand and/or power tools or equipment are selected for appropriate application to the required task.
2.2. All tools and/or equipment to be used are checked for condition or calibration, where necessary.
2.3. Unsafe or faulty tools or equipment are identified and marked for repair according to enterprise procedures.


3. Use tools and/or equipment

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Tools and/or equipment are used according to standard practices to ensure the correct outcome is produced.
3.2. Tools and/or equipment use is carried out without damage to components or tooling in a safe and efficient manner.
3.3. Operational maintenance of tools or equipment is undertaken according to standard workshop procedures.


4. Store tools and/ or equipment

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Tools and/or equipment are stored safely and securely in accordance with enterprise procedures.


5. Apply standard trade practices

Performance Criteria:

5.1. Simple items are manufactured using basic engineering hand skills.
5.2. Common types of aircraft attachment hardware are correctly selected and used.
5.3. Common types of safety locking devices and fasteners are correctly selected and used.
5.4. Aircraft components, devices and hardware are lockwired in the correct manner, using the appropriate wire gauge.
5.5. Common types of aircraft connectors and plumbing are accurately assembled or connected.

Learning Outcomes


Details of Learning Activities

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, practicals, class discussion, 
group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1. Introduction and Overview of course

Week 2 . Aircraft maintenance documentation (regulatory and enterprise procedures).

Week 3. General purpose tools - Select tools and/or equipment for appropriate application 

Week 4. General purpose power tools - Select tools and/or equipment for appropriate application

Week 5. Introduction to drafting (Draw and Interpret Engineering drawings).

Week 6. Theory and Practice- Line/Dimensioning/Letters/Numerals conventions

Week 7. Theory and practice - First angle and Third angle projections

Week 8. Mechanical workshop - Practical task

Week 9. Work on project - Mechanical Workshop (Assessment 1)

Week 10. Final Written exam 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

Students are required to complete and pass the following two assessment tasks to demonstrate competence on the unit:

Assessment 1 - Workshop Project - Practical Activity

Assessment 2 - Closed Book Written Exam

Course delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, but which also utilise graded assessment

CHD Competent with High Distinction

CDI Competent with Distinction

CC Competent with Credit

CAG Competency Achieved - Graded

NYC Not Yet Competent

DNS Did Not Submit for assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task            Element                       PERF. CRITERIA

Practical Activity                1,2,3,4,5                      1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5

Written Exam                    1,2,3,4,5                      1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5

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