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Aviation Training Package Update

Aviation Update

Training people to work and fly within aviation can be expensive, time-consuming and potentially dangerous. Simulation training devices and training systems are an exceptionally effective method to minimise costs, reduce training times and minimise the risks to learners. Australian aviation has a long history of integrating simulation into flying training programmes, from the early days of Link Trainers before World War Two to the wide array of Full Flight Mission Simulators used to train commercial and military pilots of today.

Today’s aviation flight training is heavily dependent on simulation to get the best out of both the learner and the aircraft they may be flying. CASA regulate the use of simulation training within Australian aviation through Civil Aviation Safety Regulations Part 60 – Synthetic Training Devices. Part 60 prescribes the rules for the manufacture, supply, and use of Synthetic Training Devices (STDs), a term which covers a broad range of training devices.

The AVI08 Aviation Training Package has three skill sets designed to be used in those areas that use Synthetic Training Devices within flight training.

  • AVISS00022 Simulator Operator Skill Set – The skill set targets those personnel who work specifically in the Simulator Operator operational environment.
  • AVISS00023 Simulator Operator/Trainer Skill Set – The skill set targets those personnel who work specifically in the Simulator Operator/Trainer operational environment.
  • AVISS00024 Simulator Trainer Skill Set – The skill set targets those personnel who work specifically in the Simulator Trainer operational environment.

If you are considering putting simulation into your VET curriculum, or just want to get the best out of your workplace training, the skill sets compliment other AQF qualifications. The AVI50510 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor) includes the skill set units of competency within it’s package rules as core and elective outcomes. A key feature of the simulation skill sets is the ability to transfer skills and knowledge to other simulation training areas, such as road, rail or maritime training environments.

The TLISC Events Calendar has details on the next few months of Aviation Training Package project meetings, and will be updated regularly for stakeholders. If your organisation is involved in the range of new Aviation Training Package projects, make sure to subscribe to get the latest project information and meeting details. For more information, feedback or comments on any Aviation project please contact Dan Minton on 0459 021 115 or dan.minton@tlisc.org.au.

Until next month, remember these sage words of aviation advice, “There is an art . . . to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

PUBLISHED IN Aviation ON September 23, 2014