WSQ Perform Aircraft General Maintenance Activities (WSQ SU1) – Air Transport Training College

WSQ Perform Aircraft General Maintenance Activities (WSQ SU1)

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Course Title

WSQ Perform Aircraft General Maintenance Activities (WSQ SU1)

Course Reference


Course Duration

Duration: 7 Days (52.5 hours)
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Course Commencement is subject to the minimum number of participants

Course Fee

Local Students: SGD381.50 after SSG funding
International Students: SGD3,815


This is a competency elective unit, which looks at the process of performing aircraft general maintenance activities.

ATTC is an approved training organisation by SkillsFuture Singapore for WSQ courses.

Industry Need

Those who want a career switch to aviation industry and newly recruited personnel, who wish to seek recognition as trained technicians in the aviation industry.

Course Objective

On completion of this unit, learner will have the knowledge and application skills using appropriate tools, equipment, materials and methods.

Course Structure

The competency elements covered in this competency unit are:
1) Apply General Lubrication
2) Remove and Install Components
3) Use and Operate Ground Support Equipment
4) Prepare Aircraft for Towing
5) Identify Parts for Repair/Replacement
6) Perform General Cleaning of Aircraft Components
7) Perform General Corrosion Control
8) Perform Basic Electrical Practice

Primarily, people who require such competencies are technicians who perform aircraft maintenance (mechanical).

In relation to the WSQ Modules, this is the specialisation/elective competency unit that is required for the said qualification.

Course Sypnosis

There are eight competency elements for this module unit. They are:

1) Apply General Lubrication:

  • Process of applying general lubrication
  • Types of tools for applying general lubrication and its uses
  • Parts in an aircraft that require lubrication
  • Various types of lubricant
  • Lubricating techniques
  • Types of documentation to be processed

2) Remove and Install Components:

  • Process of removing and installing components
  • Basic operation of mechanical systems and the aircraft components
  • Types of components to be removed and installed and their uses
  • Types of tools, equipment and materials for removing and installing components and their uses
  • Techniques of removing and installing components
  • Types of labels for tagging components
  • How to identify components to be packaged or discarded
  • Types of documentation required

3) Use and Operate Ground Support Equipment:

  • Types of ground support equipment and their uses
  • Process of using and operating ground support equipment

4) Prepare Aircraft for Towing:

  • Process for preparing aircraft for towing
  • Aircraft communication facilities, anti-collision lights and parking brakes
  • Importance of getting approval for towing of aircraft in the apron
  • Grounded connections that need to be disengaged from aircraft prior to towing
  • How to ensure adequate clearance for aircraft
  • How to communicate using communication devices

5) Identify Parts for Repair / Replacement:

  • Process of identifying parts for repair/replacement
  • Parts that need repair/replacement
  • Types of documentation used
  • Types of tools and equipment used
  • Dimensions, allowances and tolerances, standards of workmanship
  • Operation and use of precision measuring tools
  • Operation, function and use of electrical general test equipment

6) Perform General Cleaning of Aircraft Components:

  • Process of performing general cleaning of aircraft components
  • Components that require general cleaning
  • Types of cleaning tools, equipment and materials used for cleaning different types of components
  • Cleaning techniques
  • Types of documentation

7) Perform General Corrosion Control:

  • Process of performing general corrosion control
  • Types of tools, equipment and materials used for performing general corrosion control
  • Areas that require corrosion control
  • Detection of different kinds of corrosion
  • Corrosion prevention techniques
  • Corrosion treatment techniques
  • Types of documentation to be processed

8) Perform Basic Electrical Practice:

  • Process of performing basic electrical practice
  • Procedures for reporting electrical defects in an aircraft
  • Electrical schematics of an aircraft
  • Defects in an electrical system
  • Cable types, construction and characteristics
  • High tension and co-axial cables
  • Crimping
  • Connector types, pins, plugs, sockets, insulators, current voltage rating, coupling, identification codes
  • Continuity, insulation and bonding techniques and testing
  • Use of crimp tools
  • Testing of crimp joints
  • Connector pin removal and insertion
  • Co-axial cables: testing and installation precautions
  • Wiring protection techniques

Student – Lecturer Ratio

Theory: Lecturer to Students is 1:28
Practical: Lecturer to Students is 1:16

Learning And Teaching Methods

All classes will be a mix of lectures and practical skills training

Student Assessment

WSQ courses are assessed by practical assessments

Admission Requirement

WSQ Employability Skills WPLN Proficiency Level 4 equivalent to Lower Secondary

Graduation Requirement

Successful completion of this course will lead to the award of WSQ SOA in Perform Aircraft General Maintenance Activities

Attendance Requirement

Students must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for all individual modules

SSG Funding

The general eligibility criteria for company sponsored applicants are listed as follows: –
1. Company are registered or incorporated in Singapore
2. Supported cost components (such as Course fees) are fully sponsored by company
3. Trainees are employees who are either Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident only
4. Trainee have achieved attendance requirement

Eventual funding amount can vary according to applicant’s age and qualification level. For details on Training Grant, please refer to the SkillsFuture Singapore website.


The information provided are the most current at the point of publishing and may be subject to changes. ATTC has the right to make changes to course fees, course syllabus, duration and admission requirements without notice.