Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson, Technical Training Manager, Aviation Australia

Basic Engineering Training Using Competency and Evidence Based Methodology

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Mark joined the company in May 2015, bringing extensive and broad engineering and maintenance experience, developed over 38 years with Qantas Engineering, with his most recent role as Manager Line Maintenance Operations QLD/NT. Mark has completed a significant amount of aviation training including LAME qualifications in both Mechanical and Avionic streams, MEDA, Taproot, Human Factors, Safety and Risk as well as Lean Methodologies. 

Mark holds a Diploma in Management, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, CAANZ Maintenance Controller accreditation and is the responsible manager for the CASA, GCAA, AACM and EASA Part 147 approvals.

Competency-Based Training

Aviation Australia has been delivering competency and evidenced based training for a number of years now and Australia is one of the few, possibly the only country from an aviation perspective that does this currently. During our regulatory transition that commenced in 2011 there has been a relationship between the vocational competency based approach and the regulatory syllabus. As a training provider that holds Part 147 approvals for CASA, EASA, GCAA and AACM we are well placed to present on the way to deliver this training and also how it relates to some of the vision that we are aware the regulators like EASA are seeking in this regard.