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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: OHTH5522C

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

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

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

James Ong
Ph: +61 3 9925 8035
Appointment by email

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 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. Descriptive, formula-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the practice area.
EA 1.2. Procedural-level understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the practice area.
EA 1.3. In depth practical knowledge and skills within specialist sub-disciplines of the practice area.
EA 1.4. Discernment of engineering developments within the practice area.
EA 1.5. Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the practice area.
EA 1.6. Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the area of practice.

EA 2. Engineering Application Ability

EA 2.1. Application of established technical and practical methods to the solution of well-defined engineering problems.
EA 2.2. Application of technical and practical techniques, tools and resources to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.3. Application of systematic synthesis and design processes to well defined engineering problems.
EA 2.4. Application of systematic project management processes.

EA 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

EA 3.1. Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
EA 3.2. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
EA 3.3. Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour.
EA 3.4. Professional use and management of information.
EA 3.5. Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
EA 3.6. Effective team membership and team leadership.

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies are mapped with competency MEA101B in the Assessment Matrix.


Teaching Schedule

The proposed teaching schedule for this competency is detailed below:


 Week  Topics Delivered Elements / Performance Criteria
 1 Introduction and Overview of course. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, OH&S, employer and individual responsibilities and personal safety  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4
 2 The Occupational Health and Safety Act, OH&S, employer and individual responsibilities and personal safety  1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4

Hazard control, personal protective equipment, OH&S audit, emergency procedures, and fire prevention and evacuation procedures

Assessment 1 – Risk Assessment - Due Week 3


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)

Assignment Due- Report/Project-Due Week 4

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

Industrial visit

Assessment 2 – Written Test - Due Week 5

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

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.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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.

CASA Safety Management Systems(SMS)

Human Factors(guidelines)- Good Text

Victorian Work Cover  

Safety Management Manual(ICAO Doc 9859) 

Human Factors(ICAO Doc 9683)

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

Assessment 2: Group Project-Report

Assessment 3: Written Test


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

Assessment 1: Class exercise/Risk Assessment, Week 3
Once deemed competent weighting towards final grade (%): 10%

Assessment 2: Group Project - Report, Week 4
Once deemed competent weighting towards final grade (%): 50%

Assessment 3: Written Test, Week 5
Once deemed competent 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:

CHD - Competent with High Distinction
CDI - Competent with Distinction
CC - Competent with Credit
CAG - Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC - Not Yet Competent
DNS - Did Not Submit for Assessment

Assessment Matrix

Assessment vs MEA101B Elements & Performance Criteria  

Assessments 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2.1 3.1 3.2 3.3
Class exercise/Risk Assessment  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Group Project Report  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Written Test  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X

 Assessment vs Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies

Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies
  EA 1.1 EA 1.2

EA 1.3

EA 1.4 EA 1.5 EA 1.6 EA 2.1 EA 2.2 EA 2.3 EA 2.4 EA 3.1 EA 3.2 EA 3.3 EA 3.4 EA 3.5 EA 3.6
Assessment 1– Class exercise  X      X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Assessment 2 – Group Project-Report  X      X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
Assessment 3- Written Test  X      X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X
All Assessment MEA101B  3  0  0  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3   3  3   3  3
0 (Blank) Graduate attribute is not assessed       
1 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one but less than one-third of the Element           
2 Graduate attribute is assessed in at least one third but less than two-thirds of the Element
3 Graduate 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 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 

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Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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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 lodgment 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: 

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

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Other Information: 

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