PILOT IN COMMAND

The Transport & Logistics ISC is developing a new Pilot in Command – Multi Crew Operations qualification which will be completed by August 2014 and included in the new AVI Training Package.

Project Overview
The development of a new Pilot in Command – Multi Crew Operations qualification will ensure it is fit for purpose under VET, CASA and Defence regulatory requirements.
Project Update

Aviation Training Package Release 3.0

The AVI Aviation Training Package Release 3.0 was submitted to the Department of Education and Training for endorsement on 27th November 2015.
The release includes:

Supporting Documentation

Queries regarding the AVI Aviation Training Package Release 3.0 can be directed to Dan Minton, Senior Training Package Specialist – Aviation at Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au.

Aviation Training Package Release 3.0

The AVI Aviation Training Package Release 3.0 draft Qualifications, Skill Sets and Units of Competency are available for viewing prior to being submitted to the Department of Education and Training for Endorsement.
The release includes: (Links removed 27 November 2015)

  • 17 Qualifications
  • 41 Skill Sets
  • 140 Units of Competency

Supporting Documentation

  • Case for Endorsement
  • Companion Volume Implementation Guide

Feedback may be provided by interested aviation industry stakeholders directly to Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au, Senior Training Package Specialist – Aviation by no later than 17th November 2015.

3 August 2015
The AVI Aviation Training Package Release 2.0 is the second release of the transitioned training package, and contains 20 qualifications, 42 skill sets, and 204 units of competency.

The AVI Release 2.0 draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency can be found below: (Links removed 26.8.15)

  • AVI R2.0 Qualifications
  • AVI R2.0 Units of Competency
  • AVI R2.0 Skill Sets

Feedback may be provided by interested aviation industry stakeholders directly to Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au, Senior Training Package Specialist – Aviation by no later than 24 August 2015.

21 January 2015
The Pilot In Command project held a Technical Advisory Group (TAG) at TLISC Melbourne during 07-08 August, 2014. The TAG reviewed the previous CASA Multi-Crew Pilot Licence and Air Transport Pilot Licence, and proposed a qualification structure that focused on the following areas:

  • Risk Management
  • Human Factors
  • Threat and Error Management
  • Situaional Awareness as PIC
  • Flight management and supervision
  • Aviation security
  • Aviation operatonal planning

With the release last year of CASR 1998 Part 61 Manual of Standards Instrument 2014, the project took the opportunity to review the proposed qualification against the Flight Crew Licencing requirements of the Air Transport Pilot Licence, for both Aeroplane and Helicopter operations. The proposed qualification structure is to be included within the next AVI Aviation Training Package as the AVI60215 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Pilot In Command).

The discrete requirements of the Multi-crew Cooperation (MCC) aeronautical knowledge and practical flight standards have been mapped into the proposed qualification. ATPL Human factors (AHFC) and Manage flight during multi-crew operations (MCO) have been drafted as AVIFXXXX Manage human factors as Pilot In Command and AVINXXXX Command an aircraft in a multi-crew environment respectively. These two units are planned to be packaged as the Multi-crew Cooperation Skill Set for inclusion within the Commercial Pilot Licence qualifications as elective outcomes.

Units are available here for industry review and feedback, prior to project completion. The final Pilot In command Project Steering Committee is planned to meet in February 2015 to complete this project, and move the qualification to the next stage of being made available for industry use in 2015.

To provide feedback or for more information on the qualification and units of competency, contact Dan.Minton@tlisc.org.au, Senior Training Package Specialist-Aviation or call 0459 021 115.

19 February 2014
The Pilot in Command Technical Advisory Group (TAG) meeting was held in Melbourne. The TAG reviewed and edited three new draft units of competency. Importantly, the framework selected for review emphasized that while the functional tasks were more complex that for the CPL and IFR qualifications, the depth of knowledge, skills and leadership attributes and behaviours was significant. Discussions were also held about communications, human factors, decision making and general aircraft management. Discussions were also held about the proposed Manual of Standards and alignment with the requirements of CASA, while Defence Orders and Instructions were provided, to ensure alignment with the regulatory base on behalf of Defence. These documents are all to be reflected in the new units developed.

If you have any questions or queries about this project or would like to be involved in the consultation process, please contact Paul Walsh on paul.walsh@tlisc.org.au.

12 September 2013
The Pilot in Command Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting was held in Melbourne. A job function analysis was developed based on the tasks and underpinning knowledge and skills for a Pilot in Command of a Multi-crew aircraft.

A clear definition for application was developed and discussions about the responsibility of command and control were held.