Aircraft engineer exams

Which exams you need to take will depend on the training pathway you have chosen.

Part 147 MTO training pathway

Under the Part 147 MTO training pathway, you will be assessed against each unit of competency in the Aeroskills training package that is applicable to the category or subcategory of licence you are applying for. In addition, you must also sit the basic knowledge module exams applicable to the category or subcategory of licence.

Self-study training pathway

Under the Part 66 self-study training pathway, you must sit the basic knowledge module exams applicable to the category or subcategory of licence you are applying for.

For information on the basic knowledge modules required for each category/subcategory of licence, refer to Appendix I, Part 2 of the Part 66 Manual of Standards (MOS).

Booking the basic knowledge module exam

Aspeq conducts all basic knowledge module exams on our behalf for candidates using the self-study training pathway.

When you are ready to sit a module exam, you can attend any of the designated exam sitting locations across the country.

Visit the Aspeq website for more information on:

  • how to book an exam
  • what to do if you fail an exam
  • exam fees
  • exam schedules
  • exam venues.

Exam fees

Under the self-study pathway, you will pay an examination fee to sit each module exam. The cost will correspond to the length of the module exam sitting times. We will advise the cost of the exam when you book the exam.

If you fail an exam, there are set wait periods until you can rebook.

See Appendix 2 of the Part 66 MOS for further information.

Aircraft type rating exams

Aircraft type rating exams are conducted by either:

The exams cover a specific type of aircraft, engine and aircraft systems covered by the approved course syllabus.

We list CASA-approved MTO aircraft type training courses in Part 2 of the Approved Part 147 training organisations advisory circular (PDF).

Further guidance

The following forms are relevant to Part 66 licencing applications:
 

Form 350:  maintenance authority; Application for initial issue or amendment to scope(PDF)

Form 352:  aircraft welding authority; Application for initial issue, variation, renewal (PDF)

Form 353:  weld test; Request for (PDF)

Form 359:  aircraft weight control authority; Application for renewal (PDF)

Form 374:  CASR Part 66 licence under the terms of the TTMRA; Application for initial (PDF)

Form 377:  weight control authority; Application for initial issue or amendment (PDF)

Form 378:  non-destructive testing authority; Application for initial issue or amendment of or additional method(PDF)

Form 465:  Part 147 maintenance training organisation notification of training outcomes (PDF)

Form 539:  Part 66 Licence resolution form (PDF)

Form 540:  CASR Part 66 licence Australian civil qualifications; Application for initial licence/additional category or subcategory (PDF)

Form 541:  aircraft type rating on a CASR Part 66 licence Australian civil qualifications; Application for (PDF)

Form 542:  CASR Part 66 licence ADF qualifications; Application for initial licence/additional category or subcategory (PDF)

Form 543:  aircraft type rating on a CASR Part 66 licence ADF qualifications; Application for (PDF)

Form 544:  CASR Part 66 licence foreign civil qualifications; Application for initial licence/additional category or subcategory (PDF)

Form 545:  aircraft type rating on a CASR Part 66 licence foreign civil qualifications; Application for (PDF)

Form 546:  removal of exclusions/limitations from a CASR Part 66 licence; Application for (PDF)

Form 1361: maintenance authority; Application for renewal (PDF)

Form 1364: non-destructive testing authority; Application for renewal (PDF)

Form 1367: Additional Category / Aircraft Type Ratings TTMRA (PDF)

Last updated:
21 Feb 2022
Online version available at: https://www.casa.gov.au//licences-and-certificates/maintenance-engineers/aircraft-engineer-exams
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