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Aviation Training Package Update

 Aviation Training Package Update

The future AVI Aviation Training Package has begun to take shape, with a range of new units of competency, skill sets and industry qualifications expected to be included across most aviation industry areas. The 2014/15 Aviation Continuous Improvement Plan is in full flight now, with all projects either underway or about to take-off.

Air Traffic Control will be the first qualification included into the AVI Aviation Training Package. Air Services Australia and Defence have agreed to a revised qualification structure for the new AVI50315 Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control), consisting of 6 core units of competency and a choice of 1 of 3 electives. The qualification is aligned to the CASR Part 65 Manual of Standards (MOS) Air traffic services licencing requirements, and is now available for review and wider aviation industry feedback through the Aviation Air Traffic Control project page.

The end of the road is in sight for the Pilot-In-Command project, with industry stakeholders from across Australia agreeing to a broad-based qualification framework at the Advanced Diploma level. Key areas that are addressed in the proposed AVI60215 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot In Command) are flight command, management and supervisory skills, managing threats and errors, security procedures, crew resource management and situational awareness. The next phase of this project is to ensure that it aligns with CASA’s new Part 61 Flight Crew Licencing procedures, and is flexible across both fixed and rotary wing sectors. Interested stakeholders will be able to provide feedback on this qualification before the end of this year, through the Aviation Pilot In Command project page.

Cabin crew recently met in Brisbane to discuss the next AVI Aviation Training Package skill set and qualification structures for this role. This project is closely examining the current core and elective models for the Certificate II/III/IV qualifications, with a view to closer aligning the new models to industry benchmarks across customer service, dangerous goods, food handling and crew supervision areas. Project updates can be subscribed to by visiting the Aviation Cabin Crew project page.

CASA’s most recent changes to civil flight crew licencing requirements are firmly within the scope of the Rotary Wing project. Five aviation qualifications and eleven skill sets are under review, and all towards ensuring that CASA’s licence and rating requirements are achieved when they are included into the AVI Aviation Training Package. The aviation industry can expect to see a revised core and elective qualification model for new Commercial Pilot and Instrument Flight qualifications, with preliminary work on mapping the CASR Part 61 Manual of Standards competencies to AVI08 qualifications well underway. Stay updated on this project by subscribing to the Aviation Rotary Wing project page.

The Aviation Safety project met in Canberra in early October, to review and potentially develop new units of competency within the areas of aviation risk management, threat and error management and flight crew human factors. These are areas that are not clearly defined within the existing AVI08 qualifications, and the project will seek to provide these skills into the new AVI Aviation Training Package, through revised qualifications and skill sets. CASR Part 61 Manual of Standards Schedule 2 describes the mandated licencing standards to be achieved prior to issue of an aviation flight crew licence, aircraft category rating or flight activity endorsement. Within the common standards, NTS1 describes the knowledge and skills required to manage a safe flight, whilst NTS2 describes the knowledge and skills required to recognise, direct and manage threats and errors during flight operations. TLISC’s project work will ensure that both NTS1 and NTS2 outcomes are embedded within AVI units of competency and core requirements of all future qualifications that lead to a licence outcome. Keeping updated with this project is as easy as subscribing to the Aviation Safety project page.

By the end of October, the last two aviation projects will also have launched the Commercial Pilot and Ground Operations projects. Visit the project pages to stay updated, or by subscribing to the TLISC Newsletter.

The next Aviation Advisory Committee will be held on 12 November at TLISC Melbourne, Level 4, 411 Collins Street from 10am-2pm.

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.

PUBLISHED IN Aviation ON October 21, 2014