Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical) - MEA50418


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification applies to individuals employed in aviation maintenance management fields in both the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) regulatory environments in jobs such as mechanical maintenance team leaders, maintenance planners, spares assessors, repairable item managers and technical authors. It must be emphasised that many of the maintenance management positions applicable to the qualification have additional experience requirements specified in airworthiness regulations and only a limited range of employment opportunities may be available to those who do not have extensive prior aviation maintenance experience. For this reason the qualification has entry requirements.The qualification consists of:eleven (11) core units that provide competencies applicable to aviation maintenance managersone (1) or two (2) elective units chosen according to employment need.Credit is provided towards the MEA60218 Advanced Diploma of Aviation Maintenance Management (Mechanical).This qualification applies to workplaces that operate under the airworthiness regulatory systems of the ADF and CASA. Any regulatory/licensing requirements associated with any MEA units of competency must be met.


  • Communicate aviation technical and maintenance management knowledge
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Apply mathematical techniques in a manufacturing engineering or related environment
  • Manage self in the aviation maintenance environment
  • Apply work health and safety procedures at supervisor level in aviation maintenance
  • Write aviation technical publications
  • Supervise aviation maintenance teams and perform maintenance quality inspections
  • Assess aviation maintenance spares and manage repairable items
  • Perform aircraft weight control activities
  • Perform airworthiness management and maintenance program tasks
  • Select common engineering materials
  • Apply technical mathematics
  • Manage aircraft and aeronautical product configuration
  • Apply basic scientific principles and techniques in aeronautical engineering situations
  • Use computers in aviation maintenance-related integrated logistic support activities
  • Select and test aeronautical engineering materials

Standard entry requirements

Individuals seeking this qualification must meet at least one of the following entry criteria:at least five years current aviation mechanical maintenance experienceMaintenance Engineer Licence (Mechanical) issued by CASACertificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Tamworth Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years

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