E8 Exclusion Removal (Radio Systems)

This course includes competencies from the MEA Aeroskills Training Package that meet the requirements of CASA for the removal of the Radio Systems exclusion from CASR Part 66 licences.


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 delivered online via self-paced learning via Sigma’s Learning Management System. Practical training is not included so practical criteria are met via Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) by uploading suitable evidence.

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 Radio Systems privileges of a B2 licence.

If you are seeking Multiple Category Exclusion Removals, please contact us for custom pricing.

To join this course you must hold:

  • An Australian CASA B2 licence

To Apply, Select Your Licence:

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

E8 Exclusion Removal (Radio Systems)
For holders of the following Licence
B2 - Maintenance certifying engineer (avionics)


Initial payment is required at the time of enrolment. Unless advised otherwise during onboarding, course fees include ALL ASQA unit theory training and assessment, RPL services for practical experience, and all CASA module gap exams (See Policy Page for Details). If you are seeking Multiple Category Exclusion Removals, please contact us for custom pricing.

Course Duration

56 weeks
This is double the normal time to complete and the maximum allowable duration to complete this self-paced course. Course duration is the period of time, from the time of enrolment, in which you are required to complete your course including online self-paced theory training and assessments, uploading documentary evidence of practical experience, and completing CASA exams.

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Our fees are all inclusive. See the Calculation:


Entry Criteria

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

  • Hold an Australian CASA B2 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:

  • Students looking to accelerate the processing of their RPL report will need to pay in full upfront.
  • If you believe you have valid previous Aeroskills qualifications, units of competency, or are transferring from another provider and wondering if you can get a discount, select the ‘Pay by Invoice’ option at checkout and following the Client RPL Document Upload process, we will assess if any industry discount applies (without guarantee) and revise the invoice, however this will slow down the process of receiving your initial RPL report.
  • Initial RPL report, career or training advice and guidance will only be released following payment of tuition fees in full.


Prior to commencement all students are required to review the Student Handbook & RPL Applicants Guide, and the complete set of policies related to your training at

Course Details

This course includes competencies from the MEA Aeroskills Training Package that meet the requirements of CASA for the removal of a Radio Systems exclusion from CASR Part 66 B2 licences.

This course is predominantly for holders of CASA B2 licence on Aircraft endorsed with exclusion E8 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
MEA206 Remove and install aircraft basic radio communication and navigation system components
MEA226 Inspect aircraft electronic systems and components
MEA229 Test and troubleshoot aircraft radio frequency navigation and communications systems and components
MEA232 Test and troubleshoot aircraft pulse systems and components
MEA235 Perform advanced troubleshooting in aircraft avionic maintenance
MEA246* Fabricate and/or repair aircraft electrical hardware or parts
MEA293 Remove and install aircraft electronic system components
MEA296* Use electrical test equipment in aviation maintenance activities


*Units marked with an asterisk are prerequisite unit requirements. While these units are not directly mandated by CASA for removal of the E8 exclusion, 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



CASA Part 66 Modules

Part 66 Module Module Title
Module 3 Electrical Fundamentals (gap topics only)
Module 4 Electronic Fundamentals
Module 5 Digital Techniques and Electronic Instrument Systems (gap topics only)
Module 6 Materials and Hardware (gap topics only)
Module 7 Maintenance Practices (gap topics only)
Module 13 Aircraft Aerodynamics, Structures and Systems (gap topics only)


All the modules listed above align with the CASA requirements for a B2 licence E8 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