Course Title: Maintain and pack parachutes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4335 Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing

Course Title: Maintain and pack parachutes

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

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.

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Course Contact: Ross McDermott

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99258918

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Course Description

This unit of competency is part of the Aeroskills Life Support and Furnishing Certificate III and IV training pathways. It covers the competencies required to maintain and pack parachutes. Maintenance includes inspecting, testing, isolating faults, replacing components, repairing and cleaning prior to packing. This unit is used in workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA.
This unit is equivalent to PUADEFLS005B Maintain and pack parachutes.
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to maintain and pack parachutes while observing all relevant safety precautions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA103B Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activity
MEA105C Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes
MEA107B Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA108B Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA109B Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
MEA511A Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers
LMFSF2002B Machine sew materials

MEA118A Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

MEA505A Maintain and pack parachutes


1. Maintain parachute

2. Pack parachute

Learning Outcomes

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including:
• Practical demonstration of skills application and underpinning theory questioning
• Observations of practical tasks
• 3rd Party Reports by ADF experts and assessors