IBSA Manufacturing is pleased to support the Aerospace Industry Reference Committee (IRC) to undertake the Aeroskills 2017 Project.


The Aeroskills 2017 Project undertakes necessary MEA Aeroskills training package review and development works as below:

  • MEA41115 Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing to align with the requirements of the principle user the Australian Defence Force (ADF) which will result in an updated qualification with the title of:
    • Certificate IV in Aeronautical Life Support Equipment
  • 4 qualifications to include the new unit of competency (MEA731):
    • MEA50415 Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
    • MEA50615 Diploma of Aeronautical Engineering
    • MEA60215 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical)
    • MEA60415 Advanced Diploma of Aeronautical Engineering
  • 5 units of competency to ensure compliance with updated regulatory standards:
    • MEA356 Maintain light piston engine aircraft pressurisation systems
    • MEA205 Remove and install advanced aircraft instrument system components
    • MEA207 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components
    • MEA211 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and components
    • MEA289 Maintain basic light aircraft avionic systems and components
  • 1 skill set to ensure that it continues to meet the regulatory requirements of the ADF:
    • MTA001 Aircraft Egress System Maintenance
  • 46 units of competency to be reviewed

The development of the following:

  • 1 new unit of competency to meet licencing requirements (MEA731 Perform aircraft weight control activities).

In addition, the Australian Industry Skills Council (AISC) requires that IBSA Manufacturing provide advice as part of the Case for Endorsement as to how the new/modified components will support implementation of the November 2015 COAG Industry and Skills Council training package reforms  summarised at: www.education.gov.au/vocational-education-and-training-reform

This project is due for submission to the Department of Education and Training by 15 December 2017 for the consideration and approval of the Australian Industry and Skills Committee.

Methodology and Timelines

This project follows the Training Package Development and Endorsement Process Policy and uses a methodology as described in the IBSA Manufacturing Training Package Development Methodology.

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