Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing - MEA30315

Nationally Recognised Course 

Course Description: 

The Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing course is designed for clients of the Australian Defense Force (ADF) and to employees of Aircraft Maintenance Organisations (AMOs) who are maintaining aircraft and personal life support equipment and aircraft furnishings.

The qualification consists of a number of common units plus mandatory and elective technical stream units, including a number of imported units dealing with explosive ordnance (pyrotechnics) safety and inspection and with sewing, trimming and use of fabric adhesives.

The qualification articulates with MEA41115 Certificate IV in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing and the common units and the elective Avionic, Mechanical and Structures Technical Stream units provide a number of credits towards other Aeroskills Certificates at Certificate II, III and IV levels.

For more information regarding the Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing course please contact ATS Administration or visit training.gov.au for a full course overview. 

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Units of Competency: 

To complete the Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing you must complete the following Units of Competencies:

MEA30315 Certificate III in Aircraft Life Support and Furnishing

Total of twenty-one (21) units

  • Core common and imported units: Nine (9) units
  • Elective technical stream and imported units in Group A: Twelve (12) units 
Core Units of Competency


 Unit Code

 Unit Title

 MEA101

 Interpret work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance

 MEA103

 Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities

 MEA105

 Apply quality standards applicable to aviation maintenance processes

 MEA107

 Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications

 MEA108

 Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation

 MEA109

 Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance

 MEA118  Conduct self in the aviation maintenance environment

 MEM12001B

 Use comparison and basic measuring devices

 MSAENV272B

 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Elective Units of Competency

Unit Code

 Unit Title

 MEA240

 Use electrical test equipment to perform basic electrical tests

 MEA301

 Perform aircraft flight servicing

 MEA302

 Remove and install aircraft hydro-mechanical and landing gear system components

 MEA303

 Remove and install aircraft pneumatic system components

 MEA304

 Remove and install non-pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

 MEA317

 Remove and install pressurised aircraft structural and non-structural components

 MEA411

 Remove surface coatings from aircraft or aircraft components

 MEA412

 Pre-treat aluminium alloy surfaces

 MEA414

 Remove light corrosion from aircraft

 MEA416

 Apply aircraft identification markings, graphics and decals

 MEA419

 Inspect and repair/modify aircraft cabin/cockpit non-primary structure components

 MEA501

 Maintain and fit anti-G suits

 MEA502

 Maintain and fit helmets

 MEA503

 Maintain and fit immersion suits

 MEA504

 Maintain and fit oxygen masks

 MEA505

 Maintain and pack parachutes

 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

 MEA510

 Maintain seat and pod electrical and electronic systems

 MEA511

 Operate and maintain sewing machines and overlockers

 MEA513

 Maintain and pack survival inflatable life rafts

 MEA514

 Maintain and pack escape slides

 AURVTT2004

 Trim vehicle components

 AURVTT2005

 Select and apply trim and fabric materials

 AURVTT2006

 Select and apply trim and fabric adhesives

 MSFSF2001

 Cut single layer fabrics

 MSFSF2002

 Machine sew materials

 MSFUP3012

 Apply marine sewing and installation techniques

 LMTTF2008A

 Use adhesives

 DEFEO101D

 Work safely with explosive ordnance

 DEFEO301D

 Package ammunition

 DEFEO302D

 Unpackage ammunition

 DEFEO501D

 Conduct explosive ordnance inspection

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