The Aerospace Industry Reference Committee (IRC), supported by IBSA Manufacturing, is reviewing the MEA Aeroskills Training Package to align qualifications with the industry’s licensing requirements. The Case for Change was approved by the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) in 2019. The work will progress in two stages and consider alterations to components to support licensing and skills requirements as well as current and future industry job roles.

  • Stage 1: qualifications and units not impacted by licensing requirements.
  • Stage 2: qualifications and units that map to licences.


Current Status

The draft Case for Endorsement for the MEA Aeroskills Training Package components and Companion Volume Implementation Guide have been submitted to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC).

The AISC has approved the Stage 1 project and has received Ministerial Endorsement. The training package components will be made available on the National Register of VET upon completion of Stage 2 to minimise the impacts for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).

  • Stage 2 is currently undertaking initial research and analysis for the scope of work required which will include the upgrade of 78 units and 3 qualifications to better align with both Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) and Defence Aviation Safety Regulation (DASR) licencing regulations.


For more information contact:
Chris Hudson | Industry Engagement Partner
P: (03) 9815 7099 | E: [email protected]

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The current licensing qualifications within the training package don’t provide clear and transparent connections between the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) licensing systems. By harmonising the training and career pathways across the aviation sectors (civilian, defence, airline and general), a new generation of qualified engineers will be available to replace workers as they retire.

  • 25 qualifications
  • 213 skill sets
  • 217 units.

IBSA is currently undertaking Stage 1: qualifications and units not impacted by licensing requirements:

What we are reviewing
  • 186 units of competency reviewed
    • two current units merged into one new unit: MEAENG0003 Select and test engineering materials
    • 25 units of competency deleted
  • 22 qualifications reviewed
    • four qualifications merged with two new qualifications resulting at Diploma and Advanced Diploma level
    • five qualifications deleted
  • 136 skills sets reviewed
    • 41 skill sets deleted.

Training package development projects are overseen by the relevant Industry Reference Committee (IRC) and supported by a project Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They guide the project and provide industry expertise for developing the components.  All projects are then referred to the AISC for approval.