Course Title: Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: AERO5798C

Course Title: Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

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


Course Description

This unit is applicable to all Aeroskills training pathways. It covers the competencies required to use and correctly interpret industry manuals,
specifications and drawings used in the maintenance and manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications


1. Identify and access industry manuals, specifications and drawings

Performance Criteria:


1.1 Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed for the type of aircraft or component to be maintained.

1.2 Amendment status is clearly established to ensure the correct specifications and procedures are applied.


2. Interpret information

Performance Criteria:


2.1 Relevant chapter or section of manual or drawing is located in relation to the work to be carried out.

2.2 Information is interpreted and procedures to be followed are accurately determined.


3. Apply information

Performance Criteria:


3.1 Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manual or specification procedures.

3.2 All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained in industry manuals or specifications.


4. Amend manuals, specifications or drawings

Performance Criteria:


4.1 Manual, specification or drawing changes and/or amendments are incorporated and documented correctly in accordance with statutory regulations and/or enterprise procedures.


5. Store manuals, specifications or drawings

Performance Criteria:


5.1 Manuals, specifications or drawings are stored appropriately to ensure prevention of damage, ready access and updating of information, when required, in accordance with regulatory and/or enterprise procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Refer to Elements

Details of Learning Activities

You will involve 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 UEENEEE101A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:           


WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
7Course overview; Introduction to Quality Standards and Systems, Aviation Technical Manuals1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1
8Locating, interpreting and apply information in aircraft maintenance1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2
9Amending documentation; Storing and handling of manuals, specifications or drawings4.1, 5.1
10Industrial visit (Moorabbin airport) – Date to be announced1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1
11Guest Speaker from industry – Date to be announced1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1
12Revision and exercises1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1
13Closed book exam1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 5.1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Class handouts posted on BlackBoard

Any relevant online resources
Fokker F28 Maintenance Manual
Boeing 747 Structure Repair Vol. 1
Boeing 747 Description and Operation Book 1 and 2
Reading materials on blackboard

Other Resources

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: 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


Performance Criteria Covered

Project Report

Written Test

























Assessment Tasks

Assignment-Project report, 50% (Due: Week 11)

Closed book written test, 50% (Due: Week 13)

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 MEA107B Elements and Performance Criteria

Asssignement 1 - Project reportXXXXXXXX
Closed book written testXXXXXXXX

 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
Assignemnt 1 - Project report X    X X    X X X X X X X
Closed book written test X    X X    X X X X X X X
All Assessment MEA107B 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
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:

Please refer to find more information about special consideration.



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

Please refer: 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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