The Aerospace Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, reviewed the MEA Aeroskills Training Package to align qualifications to support industry’s skills requirements as well as current and future industry job roles. This work focused on qualifications and units not impacted by licensing requirements and higher level qualifications to support management job roles and rationalised content to reduce duplication and obsolescence in the national system.

This project was approved by the AISC and has received Ministerial Endorsement. The training package components are now available on the National Register of VET training.gov.au .



This work sought to provide clear and transparent connections between the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licensing systems. By harmonising the training and career pathways across the aviation sectors (civilian, defence, airline and general), a new generation of qualified engineers will be available to replace workers as they retire.

Training package development projects were overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) before being then referred to the AISC for approval.



This project focused on streamlining aircraft maintenance management components resulting in

  • 186 upgraded units of competency and 2 units merged into one new unit: MEAENG0003 Select and test engineering materials
  • 22 upgraded qualifications merging four existing qualifications with two new qualifications at Diploma and Advanced Diploma level
  • 136 reviewed skills sets
  • Five qualifications  & 41 skill sets deleted



For more information please visit: https://www.dewr.gov.au/