Course Title: Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: OHTH5522C

Course Title: Interpret occupational health and safety practices 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:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Shac Shaiye

Phone: +613 99258035


Nominal Hours: 40

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 covers the competencies required to comply with occupational health and safety (OH&S) regulations and work safely in aircraft maintenance areas and incorporates the requirements of NOHSC:7025(1998) Generic Competency A.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEA101B Interpret occupational health and safety practices in aviation maintenance


1. Interpret safe work practices

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Relevant regulatory and enterprise policies and procedures that identify the requirements for conduct of safe work are interpreted and understood.
1.2. Workplace housekeeping measures are identified in accordance with standard enterprise procedures.
1.3. Use of personal protective equipment and clothing is identified and understood and maintenance measures are interpreted and understood according to regulatory and enterprise procedures.
1.4. Safety signs and symbols are interpreted and understood, and their directions observed in accordance with enterprise and safety requirements.


2. Interpret reporting procedures for workplace hazards

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Workplace hazards are correctly identified and reporting procedures interpreted and understood according to standard enterprise procedures.


3. Interpret emergency procedures

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Method of contacting the appropriate personnel and emergency services in the event of an accident is appropriate to enterprise requirements.
3.2. Emergency and evacuation procedures are interpreted and understood to ensure safe conduct of personnel according to enterprise procedures.
3.3. Use of emergency equipment is correctly identified to comply with regulatory or enterprise procedures.

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 MEM09143A in the Assessment Matrix.

Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for the competency (MEA101B) is detailed below:

WeekTopics DeliveredElements / Performance Criteria
1Introduction and Overview of course1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
2The Occupational Health and Safety Act, OH&S, employer and individual responsibilities and personal safety.1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
3Hazard control, personal protective equipment, OH&S audit, emergency procedures and fire prevention and evacuation procedures.2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3,

Video demonstration of basic first aid care and management, CPR, treating fractures, sprains and strains. Safe work practice in Aviation maintenance.

1. Fluid and gas high and low pressure systems including fluid handling (for example, hydraulic fluids, lubricants, compressed air, nitrogen and oxygen)

2. Fuelling/defueling and working on fuel systems, including confined space entry

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3


5Industrial visit (Moorabbin Airport) – Date to be announced1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3
6Guest Speaker from industry – Date to be announced1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1,3.1,3.2,3.3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources (Flight Safety Australia) (Human Factor Guide line Doc 9824)

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: Class exercise/Risk Assessment

Weighting towards final grade (%): 10


Assessment 2: Group Project-Report

Weighting towards final grade (%): 50


Assessment 3: Written Test

Weighting towards final grade (%): 40

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

Assessment Mapping Matrix


Performance Criteria Covered 

Class exercise/Risk Assessment

Group Project Report

Written Test



































Assessment Tasks

Students are required to complete and pass the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competence on the unit:

• Assessment 1 - Project report, 50%
• Assessment 2 - Test (Closed book), 50%

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 MEA101B Elements & Performance Criteria

AssessmentsMEA101B Elements & Performance Criteria
Assessment 1 - Project reportXXXXXXXX
Assessment 2 - Test (Closed Book)XXXXXXXX

Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
AssessmentsEA 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
Project ReportXXXXXX    XXXXXX
Written ExamXXXXXX    XXXXXX
All assessment MEA101B2222220000222222
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-third of the Element.
3Graduate attribute is assessed in more than two-third 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 8 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 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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