Course Title: Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: AERO5962C

Course Title: Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Shac Shaiye

Phone: +613 99258035


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

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

Course Description

This unit of competency is applicable to all Aeroskills Maintenance training pathways. It covers the competencies required to correctly apply quality standards applicable to the maintenance of aircraft and aircraft components, either individually, or as a member of a team. 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 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence under CASR Part 66, in accordance with the licensing provisions in the Assessment Guidelines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA105C Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes


1.Interpret quality standards


2. Apply quality standards


3. Interpret quality improvement

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will be involved in the following learning activities to meet requirements for this course and stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates

· Lectures

· Tutorials

· Projects

· Industrial visit

· Guest speaker from industry

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:
This course is mapped against stage 1 competencies for Engineering Associates developed by Engineers Australia as detailed below:

EA1.1. Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering
EA1.2. Conceptual understanding of the, mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
EA1.3. In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
EA1.4. Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
EA1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
EA1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
EA2.1. Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
EA2.2. Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
EA2.3. Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
EA2.4. Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
EA3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA3.5. Orderly management of self and professional conduct.
EA3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEA105C in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

 The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

SessionTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction and Overview of Course (Assignment 1 handout – Research-Project)
Typical quality systems and their operation in aviation maintenance. Minimum standards set by Regulatory Authorities (i.e. ICAO, CASA, FAA, EASA, etc.)
Inspection terminology and standards of inspection with regard to the quality system. Identifying potential areas for inspection process improvement as a quality system activity.
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
2Work place quality documentations and procedures (controlled and uncontrolled). Relationship between Quality system and OHS; relationship between quality system and aircraft hard material/components control.
The role of inspection in maintaining aircraft continuing airworthiness and reliability, including ageing aircraft inspection requirements.
How inspection programs are derived and developed.
Quality procedures, Standards and inspection programs how they derived and developed.
1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
3Revision and Feedback1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
4Closed book written exam1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

J Reason and A Hobbs, (2003), Managing Maintenance Error, A practical guide.
H A Kinnison, (2004), Aviation Maintenance Management.
R Burke, (2007), Project Management Techniques.
J Ryall and J Kruithof, (2001), The Quality Systems Handbook.


Other Resources

Class notes posted on BlackBoard

Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to interpret and apply quality systems in the workplace and interface quality requirement with OHS procedures and identification systems for aircraft hardware, materials and components.

Assessment are conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set out in the National Training Package. Students are required to undertake summative assessments that bring together knowledge and skills. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment tasks detailed under the Assessment Task Section.
Competency in this unit cannot be claimed until all prerequisites have been satisfied.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Individual Project - Report
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

Assessment 2: Written Test
Weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

 Elements/Performance Criteria CoveredAssessment 1Assessment 2 
 1.1 X X
 1.2 X X
 2.1 X X
 2.2 X X
 2.3 X X
 3.1 X X




Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – Individual Project-Report - 50% 

Assessment 2 – Written Exam Closed book - 50% 

All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software TurnItIn. One student of a group will have account created for this software and must submit the group report by 5 pm on Due Date through TurnItIn. Please also refer to the marking guide for more detail information about all assessments.

This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent and subsequently the following course grades are allocated:

80 - 100: CHD - Competent with High Distinction
70 - 79: CDI - Competent with Distinction
60 - 69: CC - Competent with Credit
50 - 59: CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
0 - 49: NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEA105C Elements & Performance Criteria

Assessment 1 – Individual Project-ReportXXXXXX
Assessment 2 – Written Exam Closed bookXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies


Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA 1.1EA 1.2EA 1.3EA 1.4EA 1.5EA 1.6EA 2.1EA 2.2EA 2.3EA 2.4EA 3.1EA 3.2EA 3.3EA 3.4EA 3.5EA 3.6
Assessment 1 – Individual Project-ReportX   XX   XXXXXXX
Assessment 2 – Written Exam Closed bookX   XX   XXXXXXX
All Assessment MEA105B2000220002222222
 0 (Blank)Graduate attribute is not assessed           
1Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one, but less than one-third, of the Element
2Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third, but less than two-thirds, of the Element
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-thirds of the Element


Other Information

Student directed hours involve completing activities such as reading online resources, assignments, individual student-teacher course-related consultation. Students are required to self-study the learning materials and complete the assigned out of class activities for the scheduled non-teaching hours. The estimated time is 8 hours outside the class time.

Study and Learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are:

- Assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
- Maths and science developmental support and advice
- English language development

Please refer to find more information about Study and learning Support

Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and support to complete your studies.

Please refer to find more information about services offered by Disability Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you 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. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for 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.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.

Special Consideration:

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