Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MEA315, 'Inspect, test and troubleshoot propeller systems and components'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.


Inspect propeller systems and components


Isolation tags already attached to the system or related systems are checked and aircraft configured for safe system inspection and operation in accordance with applicable maintenance manual


Propeller system is visually or physically checked for rigging and external signs of defects in accordance with applicable maintenance manual while observing all relevant work health and safety (WHS) requirements, including the use of material safety data sheets (MSDS) and items of personal protective equipment (PPE)


Test propeller systems


Aircraft and system are correctly prepared, in accordance with maintenance manual, for the operation of engine and propeller system


Propeller and system are functionally tested in accordance with applicable maintenance manual for evidence of malfunction or defects


System calibration or adjustments are performed in accordance with applicable maintenance manual


Prepare for troubleshooting


Relevant maintenance documentation and modification status, including system defect reports, where relevant, are interpreted to identify an unserviceability


Troubleshoot propeller systems


Available information from maintenance documentation and inspection and test results is used, where necessary, to assist in fault determination


Maintenance manual fault diagnosis guide and logical processes are used to ensure efficient and accurate troubleshooting to line replacement level


Specialist advice is obtained, where required, to assist with the troubleshooting process


Propeller system faults are located and the causes of the faults are clearly identified and correctly recorded in maintenance documentation, where required


Fault rectification requirements are determined to assist in planning the repair

Qualifications and Skillsets

MEA315 appears in the following qualifications:

  • MEA40710 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • MEA50210 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • MEA41011 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
  • MEA30211 - Certificate III in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
  • MEA40711 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • MEA50211 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • MEA50215 - Diploma of Aeroskills (Mechanical)
  • MEA30215 - Certificate III in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
  • MEA41015 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechatronics)
  • MEA40715 - Certificate IV in Aeroskills (Mechanical)

And the skillsets: