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CASA EX97/20 Exemptions as made
This instrument provides temporary relief from legislative time-based obligations for completion of license training and examination programs for the grant of aircraft engineer licences and aircraft type training courses for the grant of a rating for an aircraft type on a licence. This relief is provided because candidates may not be able to meet these timeframes due to COVID-19 restrictions such as the closure of examination venues and travel restrictions.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 15
Registered 01 Jul 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-Aug-2020
Tabled Senate24-Aug-2020
To be repealed 22 Mar 2021
Repealed by Self Repealing

Instrument number CASA EX97/20

I, shane patrick carmody, Director of Aviation Safety, on behalf of CASA, make this instrument under regulation 11.160 of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998.

[Signed S. Carmody]

Shane Carmody
Director of Aviation Safety

30 June 2020

CASA EX97/20 — Aircraft Engineer Licence and Rating Training and Qualification (Extension of Time Due to COVID-19) Exemption 2020

1          Name

                 This instrument is CASA EX97/20 — Aircraft Engineer Licence and Rating Training and Qualification (Extension of Time Due to COVID-19) Exemption 2020.

2          Duration

                 This instrument:

(a)   commences on the day after it is registered; and

(b)   is repealed at the end of 22 March 2021.

3          Definitions

Note   In this instrument, certain terms and expressions have the same meaning as they have in the Civil Aviation Act 1988 and the regulations. These include: aircraft engineer licence, Part 145 organisation and rating.

                 In this instrument:

Appendix II means Appendix II of the Part 66 MOS.

common module means a subject module (however described) that is mentioned in subclause 1.12 of Appendix II of the Part 66 MOS.

licence means an aircraft engineer licence.

Part 66 MOS means the Part 66 Manual of Standards, as in force from time to time.

4          Exemption — timeframe for completion of qualification and subject modules for grant of aircraft engineer licence

        (1)     This section applies to a person who:

(a)   within the 6 years immediately before making an application for a licence, or for the addition of a category or subcategory to a licence, has gained the qualification (comprised of knowledge, competence and assessments) required under the Part 66 MOS for the licence category or subcategory; and

(b)   before 22 March 2020, has passed at least 1 subject module mentioned in the Part 66 MOS for the licence category or subcategory; and

(c)   has passed all the subject modules for the licence category or subcategory that are mentioned in the Part 66 MOS, other than common modules, within an 11-year time period of passing the first module.

        (2)     The person is exempt from compliance with paragraph 66.025 (1) (b) as it relates to subparagraph 66.025 (3) (e) (i) of CASR, to the extent that the paragraph and subparagraph require the person to comply with the following to be granted a licence:

(a)   paragraph 66.A.25 (h) of the Part 66 MOS;

(b)   the requirement in subclause 1.11 of Appendix II of the Part 66 MOS that the person must have passed all subject modules that make up the complete licence category or subcategory, other than common modules, within a 10-year time period of passing the first module.

5          Exemption — timeframe for completion of aircraft type training and assessment for grant of rating

        (1)     This section applies to a person who:

(a)   within the 6 years immediately before the time of making an application for a rating on a licence that requires aircraft type training, successfully completed the theoretical elements of the aircraft type training for the rating, and the assessment for the training, mentioned in paragraph 66.080 (2) (b) of CASR; and

(b)   within the 4 years immediately before the time of making the application, successfully completed the practical elements of the aircraft type training for the rating, and the assessment for the training, mentioned in paragraph 66.080 (2) (c) of CASR.

        (2)     The person is exempt from compliance with paragraph 66.080 (1) (c) of CASR, to the extent that the paragraph requires the person to meet the requirements in paragraphs 66.080 (2) (b) and (c).

6          Exemption — timeframe for completion of aircraft type training and assessment provided by Part 145 organisation for grant of rating

        (1)     This section applies to a person who:

(a)   within the 6 years immediately before the time of making an application for a rating that requires aircraft type training, successfully completed the theoretical elements of the aircraft type training for the rating, and the assessment for the training, mentioned in paragraph 66.080 (3) (b) of CASR; and

(b)   within the 4 years immediately before the time of making the application, successfully completed the practical elements of the aircraft type training for the rating, and the assessment for the training, mentioned in paragraph 66.080 (3) (c) of CASR.

        (2)     The person is exempt from compliance with paragraph 66.080 (1) (c) of CASR, to the extent that the paragraph requires the person to meet the requirements in paragraphs 66.080 (3) (b) and (c) of CASR.