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The Transport & Logistics ISC is reviewing the current Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) qualification. It is anticipated that amendments to this qualification will be completed by August 2014 and included in the new AVI Training Package.

Project Overview
The review of the qualification packaging rules and individual units will ensure it reflects current industry practice and prepares a strategic platform for change, as the development of the OneSky initiative takes shape. The qualification will be ‘fit for purpose’ under VET, CASA and Defence regulatory requirements.
Project Update
15 May 2015

The Air Traffic Control project has now closed. All training products are currently undergoing final editing and quality assurance processes in preparation for submission for approval. AVI50115 Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) qualification will be part of the new AVI Aviation Training Package V1.0 after approval.

Industry feedback has now closed. Interested stakeholders seeking more information should contact Dan Minton, Senior Training Package Specialist – Aviation via email Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au or 0459 021 115

9 December 2014

Work is being finalised on the revised AVI50115 Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control), for inclusion into the next AVI Aviation Training Package. The qualification brings together civil and military airspace management requirements while closely aligning to CASR Part 65 Air traffic services licencing. The new qualification also aligns to the standards for Training Packages. It is anticipated this qualification will be submitted for endorsement in March 2015.

  • Diploma of Aviation Air Traffic Control

Feedback on the proposed Air Traffic Control qualification may be provided by interested aviation industry stakeholders directly to Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au, Senior Training Package Specialist – Aviation by no later than 2 February 2015. (Links removed 3 February 2015)

13 August 2014
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 any further information contact Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au, Senior Training Package Specialist-Aviation

12 May 2014
The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) Steering Committee was held in Melbourne to consider the work undertaken by the Technical Advisory Group and to review key concepts and minor wording issues. At this meeting, the packaging of the qualification to include 6 core units and 1 elective unit from a selection of 3 units, was confirmed as the requirement to accurately reflect the job role.The Steering Committee also considered the review process moving forward and confirmed the value of a mapping matrix to ensure appropriate rigour in the units and the relationship of the Performance Criteria with the Performance Evidence and Knowledge Evidence. This work will be undertaken prior to final validation and sign off by both committees which is expected to occur in August 2014.

To view the draft qualification and units of competency click below.

  • Qualification (Links removed 11 June 2014)
  • Units of Competency (Links removed 11 June 2014)

Comments can be provided to Paul Walsh on paul.walsh@tlisc.org.au by no later than 10 June 2014.

22 – 24 April 2014
The Diploma of Aviation (Air Traffic Control) TAG met in Sydney to review the qualification, units and packaging rules during a 3 day workshop, hosted by Airservices Australia. Each unit was thoroughly examined and revised to reflect current practice in Air Traffic Control as applicable to both Airservices Australia and Defence air traffic controllers.

The materials were prepared in the New Standards format for presentation to the Steering Committee which met in May. Qualification packaging was discussed and the recommendation made that one unit be removed and that the qualification contain 6 core units and 1 elective unit. The units were ‘future-proofed’ in recognition of the changes that are anticipated to take place with the introduction of the OneSky initiative.

Furthermore, a body of information from the original range statement was identified as valuable guidance information to be included in the Companion Volume Implementation Guide.

26 February 2014
The Air Traffic Control TAG meeting was held in Melbourne. Following the directions set by the Steering Committee in October, a further four draft units were revised, discussed and edited as an initial revised draft for consideration. The aim of this revision is to ensure that units are relevant, current, and that there is true alignment between the performance criteria and underpinning skills and knowledge.

19 December 2013
The Air Traffic Control Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting was held in Melbourne. The draft qualification and unit reviewed by the Steering Committee was further reviewed by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) and edited with new revised drafts to be prepared and agreed upon.

18 October 2013
The Air Traffic Control Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting was held in Melbourne. Agreement was reached that the current qualification structure approved as fit for purpose and within regulatory guidelines. Drafts of the qualification and one unit of competency were transitioned into the new Standards templates and revised by the group with only minor edits required.