QAC On-the-Job-Training (OJT) FAQ

OJT Frequently Asked Questions

OJT Program

The objective of QAC’s OJT Programs is to gain the required competence and experience in performing safe maintenance and may or may not use structured learning processes. This training is usually peer to peer and takes place on aircraft or component at the workplace involving actual task performance.

OJT includes both Line and Base maintenance tasks.  The OJT program will also provide a mechanism for trainees to demonstrate competence in performing safe maintenance and ensuring that the operation, function, installation, and safety significance of key maintenance tasks covered during types training is adequately addressed:

particularly where these cannot be fully explained during the theoretical training delivery.

Who is eligible to complete a QAC OJT Program?

(i) Unlicensed engineers seeking their first licence

(ii) Experienced engineers seeking first licence in another category. For example: B1 seeking B2, or B2 seeking B1

(iii) Experienced engineers seeking additional licence privileges, or removal of exclusions from their licence.

(iv) Experienced engineers seeking additional licence privileges, or removal of exclusions from their licence

(v) Substitute of POC – engineers seeking to achieve the practical requirements in lieu of completing the POC.

Where can I complete my OJT Program?
QAC’s OJT Programs can be completed at any Part 145/AMO or CAR30 approved organisation.
What are the advantages of an OJT Program?

OJT Programs offer many benefits, including:

Convenience – complete your OJT logbook during regular work hours!

Affordability – save thousands on training costs

Flexibility – OJT programs can be completed at your own pace

Fitting avenue for obtaining first type rating

Broad coverage – OJT programs cover an impressive and growing range of aircraft models

Confidence building – develop your skills in a controlled, real-world environment with supervisory support

Provides an alternative avenue for First of Type ratings

Can be combined with QAC Theory courses to achieve a new rating.

Can I complete an OJT Program instead of a Practical Training course?

Yes, an OJT Program can be completed in lieu of a traditional practical course.

OJT Programs can also be paired with QAC’s theory courses to achieve a type rating.

What regulators have approved QAC’s OJT Programs?
All OJTs are CASA approved.

OJT Logbook

Who can approve the tasks completed in my OJT logbook?

A person employed and approved under a Part 145 or CAR30 AMO Quality System to supervise and certify for maintenance tasks. This person may also take on the role of the certifying LAME holding full AML and type rating privileges.

If this is my first of type and I am completing a Practical how much of an OJT Logbook do I need to complete?

25% of the Additional Complex Tasks applicable to the licence category they wish to acquire must be completed in each ATA chapter.

25% of the Additional Simple Tasks applicable to the licence category they wish to acquire must be completed in each ATA chapter.

1 in every 4 tasks.

How far back can I go for completed tasks and evidence?

Three years prior to OJT commencement will be accepted

Can I self-certify for OJT logbook tasks if I am already licensed on type?

Self-certifying and non-completion of ATA’s in the Logbook is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact QAC for guidance.

Do I need evidence of the tasks I complete in my OJT logbook?
You must submit a piece of evidence for every task completed in the OJT logbook.
What kind of evidence is required to support my logbook tasks?

Maintenance records (eg Task Cards, work orders etc…) of the task completed.

Can I simulate tasks in my OJT logbook?

Yes. If every effort has been made to perform the task during maintenance, and you are unable to complete a suitable task in its place you may simulate the task.


1. Simulated tasks must be recorded in the certification document (Techlog/workcard etc…)

2. Simulating a task means reviewing the procedure with your supervisor and locating the component or system on the aircraft.

What happens after my logbook and evidence is submitted?

The QAC Assessor will review the completed OJT logbook for compliance to the requirements detailed within the logbook.

The QAC Assessor will require supporting documentation/task evidence from the Part 145 or Trainee on all completed tasks. The supporting documentation will be used to validate the references and integrity of the entries entered into Section 3 of the OJT logbook

If approved -successful outcome is reported to the Trainee and CASA

If not approved – feedback will be given to the Trainee regarding any findings directly from the QAC Assessor

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