Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6131 Advanced Diploma of Engineering (Aeronautical)

Course Title: Lay out and set up aircraft systems

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


130T Vocational Engineering

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term2 2017,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is part of Diploma and Advanced Diploma training pathways. It covers the basic design and schematic layout of aircraft systems,
including mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems. A basic hydraulic system is set up and operated.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEA340A Lay out and set up aircraft systems


1. Select and lay out schematically aircraft mechanical systems

2. Select and lay out schematically aircraft hydraulic systems

3. Select and lay out schematically aircraft pneumatic systems

4. Select and lay out schematically aircraft fuel storage and distribution systems

5. Set up and operate a simple hydraulic system

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

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: Assignment 1

Assessment 2: Assignment 2

Assessment 3: Quiz

Assessment 4: Lab/Practical

Assessment 5: Final Test


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

Assessment Mapping Matrix



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