Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance - MEA20518

Nationally Recognised Course

Course Description:

The Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance course is designed for clients of airlines and other operators of piston, jet and turbo-propeller aircraft and helicopters who are required to hold a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) A Licence to perform and certify a range of specified maintenance tasks that can be performed with the aircraft on a flight line or at the departure gate. On completion of the course, the client may apply to CASA for a Part 66 licence allowing them to release an aircraft to service. 

This qualification consists of common units which are applicable to all the employment streams as well as Avionic, Mechanical and Structure Technical Stream units that apply to the range of tasks performed by the holders of CASA A Licences. This qualification provides a number of credits towards the Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical) - MEA50219 which is required to gain a CASA B1 Licence. There are four (4) subcategories associated with this qualification for maintenance on combinations of aeroplanes, helicopters, gas turbine and piston engines:

  • A1 - Fixed-wing aeroplane with gas turbine engines
  • A2 - Fixed-wing aeroplane with piston engines
  • A3 - Rotary-wing helicopter with gas turbine engines
  • A4 - Rotary-wing helicopter with piston engines  
Practical Experience Requirements: 

As outlined in the CASA Part 66 Manual of Standards section 66.A.30; an applicant for a Category A aircraft engineer licence must have acquired two (2) years of practical maintenance experience in carrying out maintenance on operating aircraft and in training. At least one (1) year of the practical maintenance experience required for an initial issue of an aircraft engineer licence must be:

  • Maintenance experience on aircraft relevant to the category or subcategory for which the licence was sought; and
  • Accumulated immediately before making the application for the licence  

For more information regarding the Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance course please contact ATS Administration or visit training.gov.au for a full course overview.

Do you have knowledge or experience in the aviation industry, whether formal or informal, obtained during your working career? If so ask us how you can obtain an Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and get credits towards your training.  

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Unit of Competency:

To complete the Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance you must complete the following Units of Competencies:

MEA20518 Certificate II in Aircraft Line Maintenance

Total of fifteen (15) units

  • Core common, imported and technical stream units: Fourteen (14) units
  • Elective specific CASA A Licence unit from Group A: One (1) unit
 Core Units of Competency

Unit Code

 Unit Title
 MEA154  Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
 MEA155  Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
 MEA156  Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
 MEA107  Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
 MEA157  Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
 MEA158  Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
 MEA117  Apply self in the aviation maintenance environment
 MEA119  Perform administrative processes to prepare for certification of civil aircraft A level line maintenance
 MEA295  Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests on aircraft and components
 MEA264  Remove and install aircraft electrical/avionic components during line maintenance
 MEA265  Remove and install general aircraft electrical hardware
 MEA344  Remove and install aircraft components
 MEA418  Perform basic repair of aircraft internal fittings during line maintenance

 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units of Competency: 

Unit Code Unit Title
 MEA345  Perform schedules line maintenance activities on gas turbine engine fixed wing aircraft (A1 Licence)
 MEA346  Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on gas turbine engine rotary wing aircraft (A3 Licence)
 MEA347  Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on piston turbine fixed wing aircraft (A2 Licence)
 MEA348  Perform scheduled line maintenance activities on piston engine rotary wing aircraft (A4 Licence)

Due to individual circumstances, Aerospace Training Services does not guarantee that successful completion of the above courses will result in a CASA Part 66 licence being issued. Prospective or current students who have a medically significant condition that could be safety-relevant should contact CASA prior to enrolling or applying for a licence. Please see the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations parts 66 & 67, or the CASA website for details and guidance material for licence applications.

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