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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

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

James Ong
Ph:+61 3 99258035
Email: james.ong@rmit.edu.au
Appointment by email

 

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 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. 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.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability


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.

EA 3. Professional And Personal Attributes


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:

Week Topics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
9Introduction 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
10Aircraft maintenance documentation (regulatory and enterprise procedures). Refer to industry standard procedures specified by manufacturers, regulatory authorities or the enterprise1.1
11General 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 maintenance2.1,2.3,3.2,3.3
12Specify 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
13Common 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
14Simple items are manufactured using basic engineering hand skills: Toolbox5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
15Toolbox manufacturing - Continue5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
16Toolbox manufacturing - Continue5.1,5.2,5.3,5.4,5.5
17Revision 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
18Written 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

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 20 hours outside the class time.


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

Students will be able to access information and learning materials through myRMIT and may be provided with additional materials in class. List of relevant reference books, resources in the library and accessible Internet sites will be provided where possible. During the course, you will be directed to websites to enhance your knowledge and understanding of difficult concepts.


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

Assessment 1: Practical workshop assessment 1 - Safety lock-wiring, (Due Week 11)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 20%

Assessment 2: Practical workshop assessment 2 - Toolbox, (Due Week 15)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%

Assessment 3: Written exam-Theory, (Week 18)
Weighting towards final grade (%): 40%

All Assignments will go through Academic Integrity Check software 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
Assessment 1 - Practical workshop -Safety lock wiring X X X X XX   X X X X X X X
 Assessment 2 - Practical workshop - Toolbox X X X X X X X X X X X X X
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 1 - Safety lock-wiring X     X  X  X X X X X X X
Practical workshop assessment 2 - Toolbox X     X  X  X X X X X X X
written exam-Theory X     X  X  X X X X X X X
All Assessment MEA109B 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 30 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
 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
Please refer to http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.


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 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 to 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 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.

Please refer to 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 to http://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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