E1/E4/E5 Exclusion Removal (Electrical/Instruments) – QantasLink Course

This course includes delivery of the competencies from the MEA Aeroskills Training Package and CASA Part 66 module content to meet the requirements of CASA for the removal of Electrical & Instrument System exclusions (Combined E1/E4/E5) from CASA B1.1 Part 66 licences.

This course is specifically tailored for instructor-led online delivery to engineers working for QantasLink.

Electrical Systems in Aircraft

About the Course

Sigma Aerospace College exclusion removal courses are designed for experienced aircraft engineers and meet the training and assessment requirements for CASA Part 66 exclusion removal.

Exclusion removal courses include all relevant learning materials and assessments for associated ASQA Units of Competency and invigilated CASA module gap exams.

Theory training is via instructor-led online delivery in conjunction with Sigma’s Learning Management System. Practical assessment is achieved through uploading suitable evidence (e.g. work history sheets, tech logs, task cards, etc.).

Before You Enrol:

This course covers the MEA Aeroskills Training Package units of competency, and Part 66 Modular Assessments that should be attained before either undergoing specific type training, or being able to fully exercise the electrical and instrument (and associated sub-systems) privileges of the licence.

To join this course you must hold:

  • An Australian CASA B1.1 licence

To Apply, Select Your Licence:

To get pricing, course details, units and to apply, select your licence of qualification below:

E1/E4/E5 Exclusion Removal (Electrical/Instruments) – QantasLink Course
For holders of the following Licence
B1.1 - Turbine-engined fixed wing aeroplane


As per contract
Course fees are charged in accordance with the agreement between Sigma Aerospace College and QantasLink.

Course Duration

3 weeks*
*The 3 week duration refers to the instructor-led duration of this course. Full course completion is dependant on all all submissions being received, assessed and finalised in addition to satisfactory completion of required Part 66 module examinations.

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Our fees are all inclusive.


Entry Criteria

You must meet the following criteria to enrol in this course:

  • Hold an Australian CASA B1.1 licence
  • Have a minimum English level of Upper Intermediate equivalent to 5.5 IELTS (Academic) or ICAO / CASA Aviation English language proficiency rating of 4


This course does NOT include practical training. Practical competencies must be met via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). To attain the practical competencies associated with this course, you will be expected to upload the following documentation:

  • Related Log of Industrial Experience pages
  • Journal documents signed by your supervisor
  • Work History Sheets
  • Any Supervisor Signature Registers
  • Type Course Syllabus and Certificates
  • Related Industry Maintenance documentation
  • Commonwealth Statutory Declaration etc.


To enrol in this qualification you must have access to aircraft & maintenance facilities to complete the practical component – otherwise you are ineligible to enrol and may result in forfeiture of any fees paid.

Critical Notes:

  • Further information regarding enrolment, RPL reports, finalisation and course fees can be provided through the SAC student services training coordinator.

Course Details

This course includes competencies from the MEA Aeroskills Training Package that meet the requirements of CASA for the removal of Electrical/ Instrument system exclusions from CASR Part 66 B1.1 licence.

This course is predominantly for holders of CASA B1.1 licence endorsed with electrical/instrument exclusions E1/E4/E5 who wish to have the exclusion removed from their licence.

(NOTE: Some units included in this course are prerequisite units that may be attained by Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) for holders of Australian licences or other approved documentation.)

AQF Units of Competency Covered

Code Unit of Competency
MEA107* Interpret and use aviation maintenance industry manuals and specifications
MEA154* Apply work health and safety practices in aviation maintenance
MEA155* Plan and organise aviation maintenance work activities
MEA156* Apply quality standards during aviation maintenance activities
MEA157* Complete aviation maintenance industry documentation
MEA158* Perform basic hand skills, standard trade practices and fundamentals in aviation maintenance
MEA201 Remove and install miscellaneous aircraft electrical hardware/components
MEA203 Remove and install advanced aircraft electrical system components
MEA223 Inspect aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA227 Test and troubleshoot aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA246 Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts
MEA294 Inspect, test and troubleshoot advanced aircraft electrical systems and components
MEA296 Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities
MEA343 Remove and install avionic system components


*Units marked with an asterisk are prerequisite unit requirements. While these units are not directly mandated by CASA for removal of the E1, E4 and E5 exclusions, they must be completed in order to satisfy ASQA requirements. Note that there is a high chance that credit against most (if not all) of these prerequisite units will be available through recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Full details regarding unit selection and packaging rules can be found at and



CASA Part 66 Modules

Part 66 Module Module Title
Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals
Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals
Module 5 Digital Techniques and Electronic Instrument Systems
Module 7 Maintenance Practices
Module 11A Turbine Aeroplane Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems


All the modules listed above align with the CASA requirements for a B1.1 licence E1/E4/E5 exclusion removal. Note that the modules listed above are the maximum which may be required. Credit against modules may be applicable through having completed similar Part 66 examinations at other Maintenance Training Organisations and/or through completion of CAR31 Basics examinations.

Where credit has been applied, the exact module (or part module) requirements to bridge knowledge gaps will be outlined on a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) report.

Entry Criteria