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Aviation Training Package Update

Aviation Update

If you have been relaxing on this flight so far, now would be the time to lock your tray-tables up and get your seatbelt on. TLISC is about to depart on what will be a very interesting flight into the future, with new AVI projects about to launch all through September.

Ground Operations Project

The Ground Operations Project will research and review ground and aerodrome qualifications and skill sets, including looking at roles in a variety of areas including Passenger Service, Baggage Handler and Aircraft Refuellers. This project will also look at leadership and supervisory roles within aviation jobs, including aerodrome, ground operators and operations personnel. The first meeting is planned for 16 September.

Commercial Pilot Project

Two Commercial Pilot qualifications Cert IV Aeroplane and Diploma (IFR) and Advanced Diploma of Flight Instruction will undergo review as part of the Continuous Improvement Plan. The Commercial Pilot Project will run September to December this year. With the revised CASR Part 61 Flight Crew Licencing regulations becoming effective very shortly, these will be closely examined to ensure that all newly mandated Flight Crew Licence and Instrument Rating syllabus requirements are included into the next Commercial Pilot, IFR and Flight Instructor qualifications. First meeting is planned for 18 September.

Cabin Crew Project

Waiting in the wings is the Cabin Crew Project which will research and review Certificate III and IV Flight Operations qualifications, and review the Certificate IV Leadership and associated Skill Set. The project will also consider the additional job roles that support flight operations, such as baggage service, customer service and food service areas for potential units of competency, qualifications or skill sets to support industry needs. The first Steering Committee will be held on 17 September.

Rotary Wing Project

The Rotary Wing Project is the widest ranging project within the Aviation Continuous Improvement Plan of this year. The full range of qualifications and skill sets for helicopter crew, pilots and flight instructors will be reviewed to reflect changing industry needs and new CASR Part 61 Flight Crew Licencing regulations. The project will be launched in late September.

Aviation Safety Skills Project

Effective safety management systems are the cornerstone of aviation safety. TLISC will undertake activities under its Continuous Improvement plan to review and potentially develop new units of competency, skill sets and qualifications for operators, supervisors/managers and facilitators in safety management. This will include aviation safety areas, such as Human Factors, Crew Resource Management and Threat and Error Management. The Project Steering Committee will meet on 2 September in Canberra or Sydney.

Air Traffic Control Project

The Air Traffic Control Steering Committee met on 13th August in Melbourne, to validate and sign off the revised Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control). Representatives from Defence and Airservices Australia have worked towards the harmonisation of the qualification with the current and future industry needs of civil and military airspace management. A key outcome of the revised Diploma is the closer alignment of unit information with the CASR Part 65 Manual of Standards for air traffic services licencing. The qualification is expected to be finalised for inclusion into the AVI08 Aviation Training Package in the near future.

For more Information, feedback or comments on any Aviation project please contact Dan Minton dan.minton@tlisc.org.au.

Until next time, remember that in aviation, weather forecasts are simply horoscopes with numbers.

PUBLISHED IN Aviation ON August 19, 2014