RPL Applicants

This information is for applicants who have applied for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with Aviation Australia and obtained an Initial RPL Report with identified gaps. 

Please use your individual RPL Report to guide you when reviewing this information. 

Please note: your Initial RPL Assessment was conducted against the Australian Qualifications Framework training package and CASA and RTO regulatory standards as detailed on your Initial RPL report. Any training package or regulatory changes may invalidate the report and require re-enrolment and re-assessment. 

RPL Information

RPL Theory

RPL Practical

RPL Final Report

RPL Theory

Please refer to your RPL report for guidance on what theory you will require.

For a list of courseware required to prepare for the theory exam please refer to our Examination Courseware guide.

To complete the theory component of your RPL, we offer two options:

  • Self-study – Enrol into our online theory courseware and study at your own pace for the Part 66 final exams.
  • Instructor-led classes – Enrol into our classroom where you are guided by our instructors to prepare for the Part 66 final exams.

Self-Study

Our full range of Study Material (CASR Part 66 & EASA Part 66) and Online Courses are available via our online learning management system (LMS) LaunchPad.  

Study Material Only

Study Material can be purchased individually, on a pay as you study basis, via our online store.

You will be prompted to Login or Create a LaunchPad account at time of purchase. If you already have a LaunchPad account with Aviation Australia you should Login using your existing details. 

Course access is 60 days. 

Study Material and Exam Packages

If you require all the CASR Part 66 or EASA Part 66 theory modules for a single sub-category/category of the B1 or B2 Licence then you may wish to consider the study material and exam package option. Full information and enrolment links are available here: CASR Part 66 or EASA Part 66 Self-Study & Initial Exam Packages.

If you are removing E1, E4 and E5 exclusions from a CASR Part 66 B1 Licence and wish to self study you may wish to consider the study material and exam package option. Full information and enrolment link is available here: CASR Part 66 B1 Licence Exclusion Removal (E1,E4 and E5) Self-Study & Exam Package.


Instructor-Led Classes

We have a range of instructor-led classes that you can enrol in, if self study is not suitable and you require further training and support with your theory. 

Scheduled Courses

The following courses are scheduled throughout the year:

Individual Modules

Instructor led classes for CASR Part 66 Modules are charged at $250 per day. This is inclusive of access to the online training material – however the examination/s are not included. Examinations will be charged at advertised cost.

Contact Us for a quote and availability.

Theory Options

Module / Subject / Unit of Competency Self-Study Instructor Led Classes
Module 1 - Mathematics Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 2 - Physics Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 3 - Electrical fundamentals Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 4 - Electronic fundamentals Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 5 - Digital techniques electronic instrument systems Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 6 - Materials and hardware Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 7 - Maintenance Practices Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 8 - Basic aerodynamics Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 9 - Human Factors Yes - Study Material No
Module 10 - Aviation Legislation Yes - Study Material Yes - Scheduled Course Dates
Module 11A - Turbine aeroplane aerodynamics, structures and systems Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 11B - Piston aeroplane aerodynamics, structures and systems No No
Module 12 - Helicopter aerodynamics, structures and systems Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 13 - Aircraft aerodynamics, structures and systems Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 14 - Propulsion Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 15 - Gas turbine engine Yes - Study Material Yes - Contact Us
Module 16 - Piston Engine Yes - Study Material Yes -Scheduled Course Dates
Module 17 - Propeller Yes - Study Material No
CASR Part 66 B1 Licence Exclusion Removal (E1, E4 and E5) Theory Yes - Study Material Yes - Scheduled Course Dates
AA-21 Effective Leadership for Maintenance (B1/B2 Licence/Diploma) Yes - Online Course No
MSMENV272 AA-53aParticipate in Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices Yes - Online Course No
MSMENV472 AA-53b Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices Yes - Online Course No
AA-24 Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing (MEA30118) Core Unit Workbooks Yes - Online Course No
AA-24 Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing (MEA30118) Technical Stream Unit Workbooks Yes - Online Course No
AA-63 Aircraft Composite Repair Techniques Yes - Online Course No

Examinations

CASR and EASA Part 66 basic knowledge examinations must be sat at one of our approved exam locations throughout Australia and can be booked via our website.

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RPL Practical

To complete practical requirements, you have the option to document on the job training (OJT) within your workplace, map your previous practical experience from schedule of experience (SOE) or journal of experience (JOE) or attend practical training at an Aviation Australia facility.


On The Job Training (OJT)

To perform OJT, you will need to print out Trade Unit Certification Sheets (TUCS) for each unit that you need to complete. These TUCS when combined, create your journal of experience.

Please follow the steps below to create your prepare for on the job training:

  1. Read your Initial RPL Report to understand what Units of Competency (UOC) are outstanding for you to complete.
  2. Download and read the RPL Report Guide to learn how to read your initial RPL report.
    Click here to download the RPL Report Guide.
  3. Download and read the Journal of Experience / TUCS Instructions document which also introduces the theory component of the TUCS and how to fill out a TUCS entry correctly.
    Click here to download the Instructions for JOE / TUCS (apprentice / trainees).
  4. (Optional) For additional guidance (recommended for RPL candidates) please download and read the Practical Evidence Mapping Guide which explains in greater detail how to meet the requirements of the TUCS and work history sheets required for practical evidence.
    Click here to download the Practical Evidence Mapping Guide.
  5. Download the Work History Sheet (WHS) template. As you complete tasks in the workplace you must fill out the WHS in conjunction with the TUCS. Use the template to print and fill out as many sheets as required.
    Click here to download the Work History Sheet Template.
  6. Download each Trade Unit Certification Sheet required for your qualification. The following link will take you to a web page with every unit of competency, please download all of the units relevant to your RPL to build your journal of experience.
    Click here to navigate to the TUCS Download Page.
  7. Download the Engineer Signature Register – This MUST be used to record all of your supervisors who are authorised to sign your journal of experience TUCS work entries.
    Click here to download the Engineer Signature Register.

Once you have completed your Journal of Experience (all TUCS are complete and signed), you must attach you journal with your application for the Final RPL Assessment.

Please note: some units of competencies have been updated and Aviation Australia has amended the relevant TUCS already. For example: MEACOM0043 has superseded MEA164. If you require any assistance on these changes, please contact us here: [email protected]


Practical Training

Individual training and/or assessment

Individual instructor-led training and/or assessment for MEA Unit of Competency practical requirements can be scheduled.

If you would like more information on this service, please Contact Us

Scheduled Courses

You can attend scheduled practical training and/or assessment on campus to satisfy your outstanding MEA Unit of Competency practical requirements.

Full course information is available via the links in the table below.

Scheduled Courses

Course Unit/s of Competency More Information
CASR Part 66 B1 Licence Exclusion Removal (E1,E4, E5 and/or E7) – Practical MEA201,203,223,227,246,294,296 and 343 Scheduled Course Dates
CASR Part 66 B2 to B1.1 Category Training – Week A MEA148,323,325,328,339 and 365 Scheduled Course Dates
CASR Part 66 B2 to B1.1 Category Training – Week B MEA208,209,219,222,303,305, 306,307,315,317,318,319,320,321,322 and 398 Scheduled Course Dates
CASR Part 66 B2 to B1.3 Category Training – Week A MEA148,323,325,328,339 and 365 Scheduled Course Dates
CASR Part 66 B2 to B1.3 Category Training – Week B MEA303,304,306,308,309,310, 316,319,322 and 398 Scheduled Course Dates
CASR Part 66 B1(without exclusions E1,E4 & E5) to B2 Category Training MEA148,206,224,225,226,228,229,230, 232,235,292 and 293 Scheduled Course Dates
CASR Part 66 B1.1/B1.2 Licence Exclusion Removal (E12 – Propellers) Self Study Theory - CASR Part 66 Module 17 MEA307 and 315 Scheduled Course Dates
MEA362 Practical Training Day Scheduled Course Dates
MEA303 & MEA310 Practical Training Day Scheduled Course Dates
MEA323 Practical Training Day Scheduled Course Dates
MEA325 Practical Training Day Scheduled Course Dates
MEA208,MEA209, MEA219 & MEA222 Practical Training Day Scheduled Course Dates

Having trouble mapping your experience?

We offer an additional service to individuals for mapping eligible practical evidence into the ‘Journal / Trade Unit Certification Sheets’ for recognition against an MEA Unit of Competency. This is charged at $220 (incl GST) per hour. Email [email protected] for more information.

RPL Final Report

  1. Once you have completed ALL the gap requirements identified in your Initial RPL Report, you can apply for your Final RPL Assessment Report. During this you must upload certified copies of your documents for final assessment leading to certification.
  2. Please ensure you have met any relevant currency requirements that were identified in your Initial RPL Report.
  3. Within 6 weeks:
    • You will receive your Final RPL Report
    • Aviation Australia will submit your Form 465 to CASA as applicable
    • Aviation Australia will issue your relevant certification (Certification will be issued within 30 days of the date of your Final RPL Report)

IMPORTANT – If, on application, all gap requirements have not been met (as identified in your Initial RPL Report), you will be contacted via email to provide any outstanding supporting documentation/evidence within 90 days. After which, you may be required to resubmit for Final RPL assessment which may incur additional fees.

Enrol into Final RPL Assessment

IMPORTANT: If your Aviation Australia Initial RPL report does not highlight any additional gap training required, you will only need to pay the price difference between your Initial and Final RPL Assessment

Qualification Final RPL Assessment Enrolment links
CASR Part 66 Category B1.1 Mechanical/Aeroskills Competencies $1195* ENROL
Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)/CASR Part 66 Category B1.2 Mechanical $1195* ENROL
Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)/CASR Part 66 Category B1.3 Mechanical $1195* ENROL
Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)/CASR Part 66 Category B1.4 Mechanical $1195* ENROL
CASR Part 66 B2 (Avionics) Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence/Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics) MEA50118 $1195 ENROL
CASR Part 66 CAT A Licence/Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance MEA20518 $660 ENROL
CASR Part 66 B1 and B2 Category Licence Exclusion Removal $660 ENROL
DASR66 RPL Assessment of MEAs $660 ENROL
Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical) MEA40718 $950 ENROL
Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Avionics) MEA40618 $950 ENROL
Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Structures) MEA41318 $950 ENROL
Certificate III in Aircraft Surface Finishing MEA30118 $660 ENROL
MEA405 Repair/modify aircraft composite material structure/components $660 ENROL
*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.