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Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2015

Aviation Training Package Update

Aviation Training Package Update

In this month’s edition of the Aviation Training Package newsletter, you will read about aviation security in Australia, and learn about your rights and obligations under Australia’s transport security legislation. The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development administers the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 (the Act) and the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 (the Regulations).

The Act and Regulations came into force in Australia on 10 March 2005. The purpose of the legislation is to establish a regulatory framework to safeguard against unlawful interference to aviation. It also establishes minimum security requirements for civil aviation in Australia by imposing obligations on persons engaged with civil aviation related activities. In particular it obliges certain aviation industry participants to develop, and comply with, aviation security programmes.

The Aviation Transport Security Act 2004 establishes a number of mechanisms to safeguard against unlawful interference with aviation, and also gives effect to Australia’s aviation security obligations under the Convention on International Aviation (also known as the Chicago Convention). Under these laws people and companies that operate within the aviation industry have responsibilities that help to maintain Australia’s excellent reputation as one of the most secure places in the world.

The meaning of unlawful interference with aviation is defined as any of the following done, or attempted to be done, without lawful authority is an unlawful interference with aviation;

  • taking control of an aircraft by force, or threat of force, or any other form of intimidation or by any trick or false pretence
  • destroying an aircraft that is in service
  • causing damage to an aircraft that is in service that puts the safety of the aircraft, or any person on board or outside the aircraft, at risk
  • doing anything on board an aircraft that is in service that puts the safety of the aircraft, or any person on board or outside the aircraft, at risk
  • placing, or causing to be placed, on board an aircraft that is in service anything that puts the safety of the aircraft, or any person on board or outside the aircraft, at risk
  • putting the safety of aircraft at risk by interfering with, damaging or destroying air navigation facilities
  • putting the safety of an aircraft at risk by communicating false or misleading information
  • committing an act at an airport, or causing any interference or damage, that puts the safe operation of the airport, or the safety of any person at the airport, at risk.

However, unlawful interference with aviation does not include lawful advocacy, protest, dissent or industrial action that does not result in, or contribute to, an action of a kind mentioned above.

Aviation security incidents are classified as either a threat of unlawful interference with aviation, or an unlawful interference with aviation. To ensure that aviation security is maintained across all areas of operations, the legislation prescribes requirements for reporting these types of incidents. Each of the following is a person with incident reporting responsibilities:

  • an aviation security inspector
  • an airport security guard
  • a screening officer
  • an aviation industry participant other than a participant who is an airport operator, an aircraft operator, or an employee of another aviation industry participant.

The AVI Aviation Training Package includes a wide range of units of competency and skill sets that address legislative and industry requirements. All AVI units that have the O competency field are classified as ‘Security’, and are used across the package where aviation security is a focus of the job. In addition, various other AVI units of competency have been redrafted through transition and Aviation Project activities to include skills and knowledge related to aviation security management, reporting of unlawful interference incidents, and individual task and role responsibilities.

If you wish to provide training package feedback or to find out more about TLISC’s Aviation Training Package activity, please contact Dan Minton, Senior Training Package Specialist-Aviation on 0459 021 115 or Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au.


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Training Packages progress accelerates

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2015

Training Packages progress accelerates

Training Package progress accelerates

The first week of September has been very significant with a number of milestone achievements for industry stakeholders and the TLISC Training Package team. We’ve seen the endorsement of two Training Packages, the AVI Aviation Training Package and the MAR Maritime Training Package along with the submission of the TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package for endorsement.

MAR Maritime Training Package Release 3.0 – Endorsement

The MAR Maritime Training Package Release 3.0 was endorsed on 1 September 2015. Release 3.0 includes 5 Qualifications and 20 Units of Competency.

Further information can be found on the TLISC website.

AVI Aviation Training Package Release 1.0 – Endorsement

The AVI Aviation Training Package Release 1.0 was endorsed on 1 September 2015. Release 1.0 includes 1 Qualification, 12 Units of Competency and 2 Skill Sets.

Further information can be found on the TLISC website.

TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 1.0 – Submission:

The TLI Transport and Logistics Training Package Release 1.0 was submitted for endorsement to the Department of Education and Training on the 1st September 2015. The Case for Endorsement includes 37 qualifications, 63 skill sets and 439 units of competency and which have been aligned to the Standards for Training Packages.

The materials can be found on the TLISC website.

While the two Training Package endorsements and the submission of TLI were significant, there is still more to be done to get all of our Training Packages transitioned to the Standards for Training Packages. It’s pleasing to say that we remain on track to complete all transition and review work across our three Training Packages by November. The industry led improvements to our Training Package products will provide enhanced opportunities to meet the current and future skills demands of workplaces across the Supply Chain in the Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road Transport, Warehousing, Logistics and Ports sectors.


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Call for submissions: Aviation Workforce Skills Study

PUBLICATIONS | 15 Sep 2015

Call for submissions

Call for submissions: Aviation Workforce Skills Study

TLISC has been contracted by the Commonwealth Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development to undertake a study into the state of the aviation workforce in Australia. The study will identify the industry’s workforce and skill need, as well as the actions that can be taken by industry to meet those needs.

The Aviation Workforce Skills Study will build on the methodology used to develop TLISC’s annual Environmental Scan (E-Scan). It will draw on the extensive data collected by various government agencies on the aviation industry, as well on other publicly-available data and on TLISC’s own research. Stakeholder consultations will be an integral part of the process.

TLISC is calling for submissions on workforce and training issues affecting the Aviation industry. In particular, we are keen to hear industry perspectives on:

  • areas currently experiencing skills shortages;
  • emerging skills and industry’s capacity to meet demand;
  • factors affecting labour supply;
  • comments on the current training framework, including the quality of skills training, the impact of training costs and whether these impacts are disproportionate compared to other industries; and
  • impact of Asia-Pacific traffic growth and opportunities for the Australian aviation industry;
  • measures industry can implement to respond to these aviation workforce challenges, including outcomes of existing programmes.

For more information, please contact Amanda Thomas – General Manager, Strategy and Policy.
Phone: 02 6163 7226
Email: amanda.thomas@tlisc.org.au

Submissions should be made by email to research@tlisc.org.au by COB Friday 13 November 2015.


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Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 20 Nov 2014

Aviation Update

This month has seen the commencement of the final two AVI08 Continuous Improvement Plan projects for 2014/15. Although the year is flying by, the Commercial Pilot Project Steering Committee has formed and discussed a range of options for the future licence and qualification framework for Pilots, Flight Instructors and Chief Pilots. Over the next few months, these qualifications will be aligned to the requirements of CASR Pt 61 Flight Crew Licencing, and drafted for inclusion into the new AVI Aviation Training Package in early 2015.

Industry representatives have recently formed as the Ground Operations Project Steering Committee, and provided TLISC valuable feedback to the core and elective structures of a wide range of customer service, ramp operations, baggage handler, and aerodrome and flight operations dispatcher competencies. Australian aviation operators and training organisations can expect to see some new and significant changes to most qualifications over the coming months, with opportunities for comment and review on qualification models to be available from early next year.

The Aviation Safety Skills project has worked towards building a comprehensive competency framework for use across ground and flight operations qualifications. It is anticipated that topical areas including risk management, fatigue risk management, threat and error management and human factors at the operator and supervisor/manager level will be available for inclusion into individual qualifications as either core or electives. The project has also drafted two qualifications that will be potentially available as bridging pathways between qualification levels or stand-alone Skill Sets, pending industry review and endorsement early next year. Look for information before the end of this year on the Aviation Safety Skills project page.

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


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Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 21 Oct 2014

 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.


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Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 23 Sep 2014

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.”


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Flying high with Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia

PUBLICATIONS | 19 Aug 2014

Aviation Aerospace article

Women in Aviation/Aerospace Australia (WA/AA) is an initiative by Aviation/Aerospace Australia (A/AA) that aims to provide pathways for women to break through the glass ceiling by promoting gender diversity in the aviation and aerospace sector while creating a network for women to connect with their peers, inspire young women to pursue their goals in the industry and excel in their chosen careers.

The 2014 National Summit, Women Flying High, will be opened by the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women; and features a comprehensive line-up of presenters who are leaders in the aviation sector, including:

  • Mairi Barton – Executive General, Manager Corporate and Industry Affairs, Airservices Australia
  • Michelle Bennetts – Executive General Manager ARFF, Airservices Australia
  • Lisa Brock – Chief Commercial Officer, Jetstar
  • Melissa Davidson – HR Director, Boeing Defence Australia
  • Air Commodore Catherine Roberts CSC – Director General Joint Strike Fighter Acquisition and Sustainment, Defence Materiel Organisation

Panel presentations and break out session topics will include: The next generation – How do we attract more girls into the sector; Insights from the USA; Challenges for retention; Statistics, Policy and Strategy; Professional Development and Effective Networking; and Early Career Navigation.

To find out more about this exciting summit, visit the Aviation/Aerospace website.


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Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 19 Aug 2014

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.


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Aviation Training Package Update

PUBLICATIONS | 28 Jul 2014

Aviation Update

Aviation training package will be in full throttle throughout the coming months. The two current aviation projects, Air Traffic Control and Pilot in Command are progressing well.

The Air traffic Control project steering committee will meet on 13 August to finalise the revised qualifications and units of competency prior to submission for inclusion into AVI08 Aviation Training Package.

The Pilot in Command project Technical Advisory Group (TAG) workshop will be held on 7-8 August 2014 in Melbourne to review the associated units of competency.

A range of new projects will be implemented in the coming months. The projects will focus on the following areas:

  • Ground Operations
  • Cabin Crew
  • Commercial Pilot (Fixed Wing)
  • AVI40108 Certificate IV in Aviation (Commercial Pilot Aeroplane Licence) and AVI50408 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Flight Operations) will be reviewed
  • Rotary Wing

The impending release of CASA’s revised Flight Crew Licencing requirements in September 2014 will initiate a broad review of all helicopter flight related qualifications and skill sets.

Further information on each of the projects can be found here.


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Aviation Qualification Charts

PUBLICATIONS | 01 Jun 2014


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