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.

Milestones Stage 1

Round 1 Public Consultation for Stage 1 of the Alignment of VET Qualifications with Aerospace Licensing Regulations Project is now closed.

Draft 1 Public Consultation ran from Monday 23 November to Monday 11 January 2021.

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
  • 17 qualifications
  • 95 skill sets
  • 160 units.

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.

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