The Aerospace Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing the MEA Aeroskills Training Package to align qualifications with the industry’s licensing requirements. The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in 2019. The work will progress in two stages and consider alterations to components to support licensing and skills requirements as well as current and future industry job roles.

  • Stage 1: qualifications and units not impacted by licensing requirements.
  • Stage 2: qualifications and units that map to licences.

Stage 1 Milestones

Draft 2 Public Consultation closed.

Draft 2 public consultation of stage 1 ran from Monday 15 February until Friday 26 February 2021 and is now closed. All feedback will now be reviewed.

When ready, the draft Case for Endorsement, MEA aerospace Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide will be sent to the State Training Authorities (STAs) and Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs) for their feedback.

Why we are reviewing it

The current licensing qualifications within the training package don’t 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.

What we are reviewing

  • 25 qualifications
  • 213 skill sets
  • 217 units.

IBSA is currently undertaking Stage 1: qualifications and units not impacted by licensing requirements:

What we are reviewing
  • 186 units of competency reviewed
    • two current units merged into one new unit: MEAENG0003 Select and test engineering materials
    • 25 units of competency deleted
  • 22 qualifications reviewed
    • four qualifications merged with two new qualifications resulting at Diploma and Advanced Diploma level
    • five qualifications deleted
  • 136 skills sets reviewed
    • 41 skill sets deleted.

IBSA will commence Stage 2 upon direction from the Aerospace IRC.

Governance and methodology

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components.  All projects are then referred to the AISC for approval.

Stay in touch

Click here to stay updated with component development and consultation opportunities.

For more information contact:
Chris Hudson | Industry Engagement Partner
P: (03) 9815 7099 | E: [email protected]