This qualification applies to employees of Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisations (CAMOs) or to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) who perform scheduled inspections, fault diagnosis and repair, and modification of aircraft electrical, instrument and radio systems and system components.
The qualification is suitable for delivery as an apprenticeship and may apply either to aircraft maintenance performed on flight lines/ramps and in hangars or to avionic component repair and overhaul performed in workshops. These outcomes are defined in two streams:
Because of the wide application of this qualification, there is considerable flexibility in the selection of technical stream units and individuals should be mindful of their future career aspirations when selecting units for, in particular, the aircraft maintenance stream. Provided that the correct elective units are selected, the qualification articulates with the Diploma of Aeroskills (Avionics), which qualifies individuals for the grant by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of a B2 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License.
The qualification also provides credits towards the MEA50422 Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management and the MEA60222 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management.