Aircraft maintenance 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 and essay assessment. 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.

Further guidance

The following forms are available from our Forms and templates page that are relevant to Part 66 licencing applications.

Last updated:
5 Dec 2021
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