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MEA41119 Certificate IV in Aeronautical Life Support Equipment


On the Job -RPL - 12 months

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Unit Of Competency

This qualification requires 23 units of competency - 9 core units and 14 elective units. The elective units are chosen by Academy, through extensive industry consultation. Academy can create custom courses on request, get in touch today to design your course!

9 Core

MEA154 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155 Plan and organize aviation maintenance work activities
MEA107 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MSMENV272 Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA156 Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
MEA157 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA158 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices, and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
AVIF3016 Marshal aircraft
MEA301 Perform aircraft flight servicing

14 Electives

MEA118 Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment
MEA502 Maintain and fit helmets
MEA507 Maintain, pack and fit survival inflatable buoyancy vests
MEA508 Maintain, install, and remove restraint systems
MEA509 Manufacture, repair and alter aircraft-related fabric components
MEA511 Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers
MEA513 Maintain and pack survival inflatable life rafts
DEFEXO001 Work safely with explosive ordnance
DEFEXO005 Package explosives
DEFEXO006 Unpackage explosives
DEFEXO008 Conduct explosives inspection
MSTTF2008 Use adhesives
MSFSF2001 Cut single layer fabrics
MSFSF2002 Machine sew materials

Qualification Description

This qualification applies to members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and to employees of civil Aviation Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) who work on the maintenance of aircraft and personal life support equipment and the fabrication and maintenance of aircraft furnishings.

This qualification applies to you if you work in a team or if you work independently. You would be following set procedures and methods as set out in the publications or manuals.

The qualification applies to members who operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Regulatory and licensing requirements associated with the MEA units of competency required for this qualification must be met.


This qualification will be achieved through RPL assessment only. Applicants will have an initial consultation with the lead assessor from the Academy to ascertain their level of knowledge and skills.

For full RPL applicants, you will need to sit knowledge and practical assessments designed by the Academy. These will be conducted in your workplace with your supervisor. Chances are, you have already studied and conducted similar activities in your workplace. If this is the case, you are able to gather a combination of workplace documents, evidence of training courses, and letters of support from the workplace supervisor. The Academy will provide a list of what documents you can collect to fast-track the RPL process.

Evidence gathering can take time but you should be able to gather these documents in 1-3 weeks. If you do not have these workplace documents already you are required to sit the knowledge and practical assessments in the workplace. By allowing approximately 3 hours a week toward this qualification you should be able to complete it in approximately 6 months.

Applicants that already hold a Cert. III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishings are able to credit transfer the majority of units thereby fast-tracking their RPL towards this unit of competency.


Price will vary from student to student, depending on qualifications that you may already hold. As a guide see below prices :

Recognition of Prior Learning is $1495.00.

If you hold a Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishings you may be able to credit transfer some units to the Certificate IV in Aeronautical Life Support Equipment this will reduce the cost of MEA41119.

An accurate price will be given after the initial consultation with payment expected upon enrolment.

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