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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

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: C6131 - Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: vocenengineering@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Shac Shaiye

Phone: +613 99258035

Email: mo.shaiye@rmit.edu.au 
 

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

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

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.

Element:

4. Store tools and/ or equipment

Performance Criteria:

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

Element:

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 lock wired 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


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 MEA109B in the Assessment Matrix.
 


Teaching Schedule

 

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:

Session Topics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction and Overview of course1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
2Aircraft maintenance documentation (regulatory and enterprise procedures). Refer to industry standard procedures specified by manufacturers, regulatory authorities or the enterprise1.1
3General purpose tools - Select tools and/or equipment for appropriate application. the selection and use of hand and power tools and equipment associated with on-aircraft or workshop related activities in the aircraft maintenance environment that involve2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
 
4Industrial visit (Moorabbin airport) – Date to be announced1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
5General purpose power tools - Select tools and/or equipment for appropriate application; The use of tools and equipment includes the related manipulative skills required to perform maintenance2.2,2.3,3.2,3.3
6Guest Speaker from industry – Date to be announced1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
7Introduction to drafting (Draw and Interpret Engineering drawings). Theory and measuring activity (Precision measurements)1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1
8Specify and implement methods, processes and construction techniques for aeronautical engineering applications. Personal (own) instrument/tool control and Loan tool control and audit. Recording and storage of the calibrated items1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1
9Common types of safety locking devices and fasteners are correctly selected and used. Fastener safety lock wiring-practice5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
10Simple items are manufactured using basic engineering hand skills: Toolbox5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
11Toolbox manufacturing - Continue5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
12Toolbox manufacturing - Continue5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
13Toolbox manufacturing - Continue5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
14Revision and feedback1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
15Written closed book exam - Theory1.1,2.1,2.2,2.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1,5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

NAC 04 Workbook
Acceptable Methods, Techniques and Practices: Aircraft Inspection, Repair and
Alterations. Department of Transport, Federal Aviation Administration, EA-AC43.13-1A &2A A
Airframe & Powerplants Mechanics. General Handbook. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, EA-AC 65-9A
Basic Skills Manuals. 1-2 Hand Tools. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manuals. 1-3 Measuring, Testing and Marking Out. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manual. 1-4 Limit Systems, Tolerances and Fits. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manuals. 1-5 Files and Filing. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manuals, 1-7 Drills & Drilling. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
Basic Skills Manual, 1-11 Workshop Safety. Australian Government Publishing Services, Canberra, 1990
CAIP 459 Civil Aircraft Inspection Procedures, Civil Aviation Authority (UK)
 


References


Other Resources

Class notes on BlackBoard


Overview of Assessment

 

The assessment is conducted in both theoretical and practical aspects of the course according to the performance criteria set in the National Training Package. 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. To successfully complete this course you will be required to demonstrate competency in each assessment task detailed under Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Practical workshop assessment 1 – Safety lock wiring

Weighting towards final grade (%): 20

 

Assessment 2: Practical workshop assessment 2 – Toolbox

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

 

Assessment 3: Written Test-Theory

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix

Elements/

Performance Criteria

Practical workshop assessment 1-Safety lock wiring

Practical workshop assessment 2 - Toolbox

Written Test-Theory

1.1

X

X

X

2.1

X

X

X

2.2

X

X

X

2.3

X

X

X

3.1

X

X

X

3.2

X

X

X

3.3

X

X

X

4.1

X

X

X

5.1

X

X

X

5.2

X

X

X

5.3

X

X

X

5.4

X

X

X

5.5

X

X

X

 

 

 

 

 

 


Assessment Tasks

 

  • Practical workshop assessment  - Toolbox - 50%
  • Closed book written exam - Theory - 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 MEA109B Elements and Performance Criteria

 

Assessments1.12.1 2.2 2.3 3.1 3.2 3.34.1 5.1  5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5
 Practical workshop assessment 1 - Toolbox X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Closed book written exam - Theory X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
 EA1.1EA1.2EA1.3EA1.4EA1.5EA1.6EA2.1EA2.2EA2.3EA2.4EA3.1EA3.2EA3.3EA3.4EA3.5EA3.6
Practical workshop assessment  - ToolboxX    X X XXXXXXX
Closed book written exam-TheoryX    X X XXXXXXX
All Assessment MEA109B3000030303333333
 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, project work, 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 20 hours outside the class time.

Study and learning Support:

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to all RMIT students.
Services offered by SLC to support numeracy and literacy skills of the students are:

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

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/studyandlearningcentre 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 http://www.rmit.edu.au/disability 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:

Please refer http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration to find more information about special consideration.

Plagiarism:

Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University.

Please refer: www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity to find more information about plagiarism.

Email Communication:


All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.
 

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