MEA: Update to unit of competency MEA362

Industry stakeholders, including the Australian Defence Force, have identified barriers to achieving the unit of competency MEA362 Maintain aircraft vapour cycle air conditioning systems. This arises because assessment conditions of the unit require working with two components that are not standard design for new aircraft and therefore are not available in every industry context: the condenser extension and retraction system, and the throttle system shutoff.

The assessment requirements will be amended to reflect broader industry contexts and/or equipment in line with requirements agreed by industry and the licensing body, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). 

Timeline

In progress
Initial development
Public and government consultation
Incorporating feedback
Senior Officials check
Submit to Assurance Body
August 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
In progress
Initial development
Develop initial draft products in line with the Training Product Development Plan, establish Technical Committee.

Status

We have established a Technical Committee to provide expert advice, a pivotal step as we commence development work on the project. As we move forward, we encourage your active involvement where you can provide valuable input on the draft training products.

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Please direct any enquiries to solutions@manufacturingalliance.org.au.

What we’re reviewing

This project proposes changes to one unit of competency.

Unit of competency

Training Package Maintenance - Minor Changes

As part of maintenance in the MEA Training Package, the following qualifications and skill set will be updated to reflect the revised MEA362 code and title change.

Qualifications

Skill set

MEASS00305 LME035 Airframe - B1 Licence Exclusion E14 Removal  

Technical Committee and Consultation Strategy

A Technical Committee of subject matter experts has been established to provide industry and educational advice on the Project Overview and Consultation Strategy and the draft training products.

 Technical Committee members

 

Name Organisation Stakeholder Type State/Territory
Michael McGill Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) Regulator National
Andrew White Department of Defence - Army Aviation Training Centre Industry National
Russell Quinn Aviation Australia RTO/Education expert National

 

Public and government consultation
Release draft products for broad stakeholder feedback in line with Consultation Strategy.
Incorporating feedback
Update products in line with feedback, publish summary consultation log on website, determine whether further consultation is required.
Senior Officials check
Seek feedback from Commonwealth, state and territory authorities, amend products as required.
Submit to Assurance Body
Submit final draft products for endorsement/recommendation to Skills Ministers.
August 2024
Skills Ministers endorsement
Final products have been submitted and are awaiting endorsement.

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