Please note: Our processing times are currently being impacted by high volumes of applications. Please refer to this communication from our Technical Training Manager when enrolling: Update on Processing Times.
Aviation Australian has a two-part process for RPL.
Part 1: Initial RPL Assessment – $660 (Incl. GST)
Part 2: Final RPL Assessment (see table below for cost)
Aviation Australia is approved to conduct Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from your existing qualifications, training and experience against the outcomes detailed below.
Before enrolling into any RPL, Aviation Australia recommends downloading and reading thoroughly with the “RPL Evidence Guide” here. Applications submitted without evidence or with missing information will increase processing times.
|Qualification||Initial RPL Assessment||Final RPL Assessment|
|CASR Part 66 B1 (Mechanical) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence/Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) MEA50219||$660 per sub-category||$1195*|
|CASR Part 66 B2 (Avionics) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence/Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) MEA50118||$660||$1195|
|CASR Part 66 CAT A Licence/Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance MEA20518||$660||$660|
|CASR Part 66 B1 and B2 Category Licence Exclusion Removal||$660||$660|
|DASR66 RPL Assessment of MEAs||$660||$660|
|Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) MEA40718||$660||$950|
|Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) MEA40618||$660||$950|
|Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) MEA41318||$660||$950|
|Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing MEA30118||$660||$660|
|MEA405 Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components||$660||$660|
|*Fee applies to first sub-category. No fee will apply to additional sub-category final assessments, if enrolment is within 12 months of completion of a previous sub-category with Aviation Australia.|
Optional: mapping rate available upon request.
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.
This outcome is suitable for individuals looking to become a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (LAME), seeking initial issuance of a CASR Part 66 B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence.
The CASR Part 66 B2 Licence requirements align with the Diploma of Aeroskills Avionics MEA50118.
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 MEA20518.
This outcome is suitable for CASR Part 66 B1 and/or B2 Category Licence holders who wish to remove exclusions from their licence.
This outcome is suitable for individuals seeking initial issue of a DASR66 A, B1 and B2 Category Licence or for MAML holders seeking to remove exclusions from their licence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This unit of competency is often required by qualified aircraft maintenance engineers so that they can be approved as a ‘specially qualified person’ to perform composite structure maintenance of specified aircraft within a CAR 30 Maintenance Organisation, or specialist maintenance task/processes in a CASR Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organisation (AMO).
Initial RPL report – Please note that due to high demand we are currently experiencing longer than usual processing times for Initial RPL assessments. Please allow up to 90 days for processing your application.
Final RPL report – you will receive your Final RPL report within 6-8 weeks of enrolment and provision of certified copies of your supporting evidence. (Certification will be issued within 30 days of your Final RPL report).
Initial RPL report:
A report identifying the outstanding theory and practical evidence required to obtain the outcome/qualification sought
Journal sheets to allow you to complete your practical requirements in the workplace, forms and instructions on how to map your previous practical evidence to the format required, in preparation for assessment (Assessment of this evidence is carried out in step 2 – Final RPL Report)
An information pack detailing the training options available through Aviation Australia to achieve the qualification/outcome sought
Final RPL report:
Assessment of your evidence in full (theory verified and mapped practical evidence assessed) and issuance of report confirming all requirements have been met (Regulatory Requirement for CASA outcomes)
Issue of CASA Form 465, if applicable
Issue of Certification for Qualification
No, practical evidence must be mapped as per the instructions provided at the conclusion of the Initial RPL report.
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.