FAQ n.19095

What is the intention of the requirement regarding the assessment of the OJT. What is the nature of the assessment for an OJT? What are the differences between practical assessment and OJT assessment? What are the objectives of the OJT assessment?

Answer

The practical assessment addresses the practical portion of any type training whereas the OJT assessment addresses the additional practical experience necessary to gain in a true maintenance environment as part of the first type rating in a (sub)category, as illustrated by the table below:

 

 

PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT OJT ASSESSMENT
For the purpose of 66.A.45(c)

What/who is assessed:

Candidates following practical element of  type training.

Completeness of the OJT.

Reference:  66.A.45 (a)(b); Appendix III, 4.2.; AMC Appendix III

Reference:  66.A.45 (c); Appendix III, section 6; AMC to Section 6 of Appendix III

Function of assessor:

To perform the final evaluation of the knowledge, skills and attitude of the trainee following the practical element of the type training

To conduct the final assessment of the completed OJT, whereas the candidate’s competence is indirectly justified.

Reference: Appendix III 4.2.;  AMC Appendix III

Reference:  Appendix III, 6.;  AMC to Section 6 of Appendix III 8.

Organisation :

  • Part-147
  • Approved maintenance environment (Part-145, M.A. Subpart F with A rating, manufacturer) under the Part-147 approval
  • Defined maintenance environment as described in the direct approved procedure by the competent authority (66.B.130)

Always in a maintenance organisation  approved under Part-145 or M.A. Subpart F with A rating

Reference: Appendix III 1(b)

Reference: Appendix III 6.; AMC to Section 6 of Appendix III 1.

Objectives:

To evaluate if the candidate has gained the required competence in performing safe maintenance, inspections and routine work according to the aircraft documentation and other relevant instructions and tasks as appropriate for the type of aircraft.

To confirm the completion of the required diversity and quantity of OJT, based on the supervisor(s) reports and feedback.  It is sufficient that the completion of individual OJT tasks is confirmed by the direct supervisor(s), without being necessary the direct evaluation of the assessor.

Reference: Appendix III, 3.2.

Reference: AMC to Section 6 of Appendix III 7. & 8.

Type of assessment:

The assessment may be:

  • diagnostic (prior to a course),
  • formative
  • summative (partial or final evaluation)
  • performed task-by-task
  • performed as a group of tasks
  • partly executed on simulation devices
  • performed as a final assessment
  • Continuous during OJT (confirmed by the direct supervisor)
  • Summative, as a final evaluation of the completeness of the OJT (based on the supervisor(s) reports and feedback)

Reference: AMC to Part-66 Appendix III 2)

Reference: AMC to Section 6 of Appendix III to Part-66

Qualification of the assessor:

The assessment shall be performed by designated assessors appropriately qualified.  It means that the assessors should demonstrate training and experience on the assessment process being undertaken and be authorised to do so by the organisation. Guidance about the qualification is given in AMC to Part-66 Appendix III 3.)

The OJT shall be assessed by designated assessors appropriately qualified. It means that the assessors should demonstrate training and experience on the assessment process being undertaken and be authorised to do so by the organisation. Guidance about the qualification is given in AMC to Part-66 Appendix III 3.)

Reference:  Appendix III 4.2.;  AMC to Part-66 Appendix III 3.)  

Reference:  Appendix III 6.;  AMC to Part-66 Appendix III 3.)  

Procedure included in:

Part-147 MTOE

Part-145 Exposition Manual (chapter 3.15) or “one-off” direct approval

Reference: Appendix III 1(b); Part-147

Reference: AMC 145.A.70 (a)

Last updated: 
13/04/2015

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