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Aviation Training Package Update


Aviation Training Package Update

The last sector of the AVI08 Aviation Training Package transition flight is being flown during this month. In this month’s Aviation Update, you’ll read about aviation Skill Sets, and the Aviation Safety Management Framework.

Skill Sets are not qualifications and are defined as single units of competency, or combinations of units of competency from an endorsed Training Package, which link to a licensing or regulatory requirement, or a defined industry need.  Skill Sets include advice about logical clustering of units for the Skill Set in meeting industry needs, advice about a Skill Set’s relationship with a qualification, and suggested title for a statement of attainment. The AVI08 Aviation Training Package contained 27 aviation focused Skill Sets. The new AVI Aviation Training Package will include at least 40 transitioned and new Skill Sets. The increased use of Skill Sets across the aviation sector is in recognition of the flexibility and portability that Skill Sets offer industry and learners alike.

Elective options available within the new Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot) include Safety Management Skills, Night VFR Pilot and Multi-Crew Operations Pilot Skill Sets, to list just several options to ensure that the next generations of commercial pilots are qualified, licenced, and capable of employing their skills across various roles upon entry into their chosen career. Individual flying training organisations may choose to mix and match Skill Set electives to meet the needs of large scale enterprises or individual learners, across commercial aeroplane and helicopter operations.

New and revised Ground Operations qualifications also include a wide range of role-specific Skill Sets built into core and elective pathways, or as stand alone AVI Aviation Training Package products. For example, the new Flight Dispatcher Skill Set may be delivered within scope of a stand-alone training program, as an elective within the Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations), or included within the new Certificate IV in Aviation (Flight Operations Supervision). Skill Sets may offer job-specific training outcomes, or opportunities to move into higher level aviation qualifications.

The Aviation Safety Management Framework is a new concept within the AVI Aviation Training Package, and has been designed to support the implementation of aviation safety skills and knowledge across flight and ground operations roles. Through the TLISC Aviation projects, aviation qualifications and Skill Sets have been revised and designed to include a core or elective suite of competencies. These units of competency are intended to align with CASA’s regulatory intent for safety management skills, and enhance the skills and knowledge of individuals working within high-risk and aviation safety critical operating environments. Ranging from human factors, to risk management, fatigue risk management and aviation safety procedures, the framework integrates common safety terminologies and language across the entire suite of aviation qualifications and skill sets. From the revised Certificate I in Aviation (Foundation Skills) through to the Advanced Diploma qualifications, the tenets of effective communication, teamwork, and aviation safety have been embedded across the AVI Aviation Training Package.

Industry validation of the AVI Aviation Training Package is expected to be completed by the end of June. The draft AVI Aviation Training Package will be available for training organisations and aviation industry stakeholders to review this month, and opportunities for feedback towards content and structure of the package will be available then. If you wish to provide project or training package feedback at any stage, please contact Dan Minton, Senior Training Package Specialist – Aviation on 0459 021 115 or dan.minton@tlisc.org.au

PUBLISHED IN Latest News ON June 11, 2015