Aviation Training Package Update
Aviation Training Package Update
This month you’ll read about the recent Avalon Airshow, find out what’s happening across the TLISC Aviation projects and committees, and find out more about the next AVI Aviation Training Package.
TLISC attended the recent Avalon International Airshow at Avalon Airport, and was impressed by the size and scale of defence and civil aviation exhibitions. Of particular note is the rapidly expanding Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) of all sizes and capabilities. Ranging from the globe-trotting Global Hawk to the tiny Black Hornet nano air vehicle, unmanned aviation is moving from the sphere of niche capability to seeing a range of new systems entering defence, civil aviation, emergency services and commercial application areas. Australia is well-placed to take advantage of this growth, with accredited training available through qualifications and skill sets within the AVI08 Aviation Training Package.
Avalon Airshow invited TLISC to present at its Student Information Day on 27 February, as part of a broad aviation and aerospace industry panel providing aviation careers information to Victorian schools. A wide range of civil and military personnel and industry training providers took the opportunity to showcase tertiary and vocational training options, present individual career stories and answer a myriad of questions from the keen and enthusiastic crowd. One of the key questions that school leavers want to know is, “What are the chances of me getting a job in this area?” If you are interested in attracting the next generation of aviation and aerospace workers and leaders, you should be answering this question.
The next AVI Aviation Training Package continues to take shape. The Aviation Advisory Committee met on the 26 February at TLISC’s Melbourne office, and discussed the current Continuous Improvement Plan for 2015 and beyond. With the closing of the Aviation Safety Skills project in mid-February, the next Continuous Improvement Plan item was endorsed by the industry advisory committee for implementation later this year. TLISC will research and review the need for broader aviation safety Skill Sets and qualifications across the areas of incident investigation, quality management and regulatory compliance. Industry stakeholders interested in becoming involved with current or proposed project work should contact TLISC for more information.
A combined Commercial Pilot and Rotary Wing Project Steering Committee was held via teleconference on 19 February. The focus of the meeting was to endorse aviation units of competency alignment with the CASR Pt. 61 Manual of Standards; and seek industry validation of the proposed new Commercial Pilot licence (Aeroplane/Helicopter) and Command Instrument Rating qualifications currently in development. Industry advice was very encouraging, and the advice provided towards the proposed qualification structure is being incorporated now. Verification of the various core and elective units is being finalised, with all proposed qualifications, skill sets and units to be uploaded to the Commercial Pilot and Rotary Wing project pages in the immediate future.
TLISC routinely takes inquiries from industry training providers about units of competency and their superseded status within training package qualifications and skill sets. All units listed in any endorsed qualification or skill set are the ones that must be delivered by training providers, even if they are have a superseded status. AVI units of competency are currently being transitioned and updated through the various Continuous Improvement Plan projects, whilst imported units of competency will be updated to reflect the current versions at the time of endorsement when the next AVI Aviation Training Package is released. In the meantime, if you have any specific questions about what is likely to replace a particular unit of competency within a training package, contact the relevant Training Package Specialist for advice and guidance on training package development activities.
Future aviation project meetings and events planned for the coming months will be promulgated through the TLISC 2015 Aviation Meeting Schedules. If you wish to provide project or training package feedback, or to find out how you can become involved with TLISC’s work, please contact Dan Minton, Senior Training Package Specialist-Aviation on 0459 021 115 or Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au