Aircraft Maintenance

AVA20008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.

Contact hours

  • 28 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Aims and objectives

The major learning objectives of this subject are to give the student an understanding of the maintenance practices of a commercial aircraft operator, especially in the context of legal and commercial requirements, to provide students the opportunity to become familiar with and to gain understanding through practical experience, and to provide students with an understanding of the maintenance allowed to be conducted by Commercial pilots on aircraft, as listed in Schedule 8 of the Civil Aviation Regulations.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Discuss the planning and operational aspects of aircraft maintenance in an airline context
2. Demonstrate knowledge of aircraft maintenance practices and their control in the context of legal and commercial requirements
3. Describe the regulatory standards for aircraft maintenance and airworthiness
4. Explain the various engineering processes used in an airline to return an aircraft to service after maintenance
5. Demonstrate through individual written communications, a clear and coherent body of knowledge and understanding of maintenance concepts and practices
6. Conduct maintenance on a light aircraft in accordance with CAR 1988 Schedule 8 Pilot Maintenance