CASA Approved Recognition of Prior Learning 

QAC Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) / Advanced Standing (AS), is a process approved by CASA which QAC uses to evaluate aircraft type related skills and knowledge acquired by aircraft maintenance engineers inside and / or outside the classroom for the purpose of recognising competence against a given set of standards, competencies, or learning outcomes.

Fast track existing aircraft type skills and knowledge


QAC’s RPL aims to optimise your progression through QAC Approved courses by recognising prior learning outcomes as the basis for satisfying some course requirements.


Recognition of Prior Learning can significantly reduce your time spent attending a course.
Save Time – Save Money.


Advanced standing is the term used to specify what is granted to you on the basis of your prior learning.


I hold an EASA B2 licence endorsed with the Boeing 787-8/9/10 (GEnx) rating. Can QAC RPL me and have this rating endorsed on my CASA licence without having to complete all the training again?

Answer: Yes. If you provide all the relevant evidence required by the QAC RPL Assessor, you can achieve this outcome. You may be required to complete refresher training and a Challenge Test.

I hold a CASA B1.1 Licence endorsed with Airbus A318/319/320/321 (CFM56) rating. I now want to obtain the IAE V2500 rating on my licence. What are my options?

Answer: A QAC RPL Assessor can assess you for a credit against the full airframe, electrical and avionic systems on this aircraft and if successful, you only need to complete the IAE V2500 engine training.

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