Course Title: Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

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

James Ong

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

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Standards or specifications set out in maintenance documents and process specifications are identified and interpreted

1.2 Enterprise quality requirements are identified and confirmed


2. Apply quality standards

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Standards are applied appropriately for individual and team-related activities

2.2 Defects within the quality system are detected and reported in accordance with standard procedures

2.3 Documentation is handled and completed accurately and clearly to enable information to be easily read or interpreted


3. Interpret quality improvement

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Performance monitoring measures are identified to ensure product or service standards are maintained or improved

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

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

· Lectures

· Tutorials

· Projects

· Industrial visit

Engineers Australia Mapping Information:

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

EA 1. Knowledge and Skill Base

EA1.1. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. 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:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
5Introduction 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
6Work 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
7Revision and Feedback1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1
8Written exam1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1

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.

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% (Due Week 7) 

Assessment 2 – Written Exam - 50% (Week 8)

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 Week 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 ExamXXXXXX

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

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency
outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you
must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:
• Relevant
• Current
• Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course
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and RPL.

Study and Learning Support:
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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
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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.
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Liaison Unit.

Late Submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for seven calendar
days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete 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 two 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 seven calendar days (from the original due date), you
must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration
Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than two 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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