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Skills Recognition

Aviation Australia is approved to conduct Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from your existing qualifications, training and experience against the outcomes detailed below.

CASR Part 66 B1 (Mechanical) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

This outcome is suitable for individuals looking to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), either seeking initial issuance or an additional sub-category on their existing CASR Part 66 B1 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.

The CASR Part 66 B1 Licence requirements align with the Diploma of Aeroskills Mechanical MEA50219.

CASR Part 66 B2 (Avionics) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

This outcome is suitable for individuals seeking initial issue of a DASR Part 66 A, B1 and B2 Category Licence or for MAML holders seeking to remove exclusions from their licence.

The CASR Part 66 B2 Licence requirements align with the Diploma of Aeroskills Avionics MEA50118.

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CASR Part 66 A Licence

This outcome is suitable for individuals looking to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), seeking initial issuance of a CASR Part 66 A Category Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.

The CASR Part 66 A Category Licence requirements align with the Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance.

CASR Part 66 B1 and B2 Category Licence Exclusion Removal

This outcome is suitable for CASR Part 66 B1 and/or B2 Category Licence holders who wish to remove exclusions from their licence.

DASR Part 66 MAML RPL and Assessment of MEAs

This outcome is suitable for individuals seeking initial issue of a DASR Part 66 A, B1 and B2 Category Licence or for MAML holders seeking to remove exclusions from their licence.

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Certificate IV in Aeroskills

Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Mechanical (MEA40718)

The Mechanical trade stream may apply to individuals who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of airframes and airframe mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems and components, and of aircraft engines and (where applicable) propellers.

Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Avionics (MEA40618)

The Avionics trade stream may apply to individuals who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of aircraft electrical, instrument and radio systems and system components.

Certificate IV in Aeroskills – Structures (MEA41318)

The Structures trade stream may apply to individuals who perform work on both metal and composite structures. In some cases, primarily in the General Aviation (GA) sector, individuals may also be required to work on aircraft with wooden structures and/or fabric coverings.

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Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing

This qualification applies to employees of aircraft maintenance organisations, or of specialist aircraft surface finishing organisations who are required to prepare the surfaces of aircraft and aircraft components for the application of surface finishes, apply paint, specialist finishes and decals or stencils. Also required for the application of aircraft registration markings, national markings and organisational logos.

Frequently Asked Questions

The RPL process usually takes around 6-8 weeks to complete on receipt of the RPL pack and supporting evidence.

  • Enrolment into the applicable qualification/competencies for a single sub-category,
  • RPL assessment of your evidence, a Journal-of-Experience (JOE – to gain any required competency on-the-job) and certification to the student (and to CASA where applicable).
  • If additional sub-categories are required an additional fee will apply, please see course outline for further details.

Please note completed RPL pack must be returned to Aviation Australia within 12 months or enrolment will expire.

In some instances yes; in accordance with our CASR Part 147 MTO Certificate of Approval we are approved to conduct RPL from certain licences.  Anything outside of this then the full regulatory requirements apply – please see the CASR Part 66 Manual of Standards (66.A.25) for more information as well as our Foreign Licence Conversion Information document.

No, we are not approved to conduct RPL on type.

Yes, as long as they are not over 10 years old at point of certification/application for licence.

No. RPL credit for CASR Part 66 basic knowledge (the modular exams) can only be given if a candidate has CAR 31 CASA Basic and/or EASA/CASR Part 66 exam credits from a Part 147 MTO and they are not over 10 years old at point of certification/application for licence.
However, we may be able to use your qualifications and experience to give RPL against the practical units of competency from within the chosen qualification.

Aviation Australia utilises the CASA Form 465 to notify CASA of regulatory training outcomes.

No, unfortunately not. RPL credit for CASR Part 66 basic knowledge (the modular exams) can only be given if a candidate has CAR 31 CASA Basic and/or EASA/CASR Part 66 exam credits from a Part 147 MTO and they are not over 10 years old, at point of certification/application for licence.

Yes, subject to provision of evidence as part of the RPL assessment.

Unfortunately not. Without conducting a full and extensive RPL assessment, we are unable to give advice on individual circumstance.