AVI Flight Operations – Rescue Crew Officer


The Australian Industry and Skills Committee (AISC) has commissioned a project to revise existing qualifications in the AVI Aviation Training Package. The project will align cargo service and rescue qualifications to revised civil aviation safety requirements.

The project will include:

  • Review of 2 existing qualifications
  • Review 9 existing Units of Competency
  • Development of up to 3 new Skill Sets
View IRC Skills Forecast

The Aviation Industry Reference Committee (IRC) will have oversight of this project, which will be facilitated by Australian Industry Standards (AIS) in consultation with industry stakeholders. A Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will be formed for this project.

Regular updates will be posted on this page throughout the life of the project.

If you have any questions about this project, or are a subject matter expert and would like to be considered for the TAC for this project, please contact the Industry Manager.

Greg Spence
Greg Spence
Industry Manager
Email greg.spence@australianindustrystandards.org.au


Project Update

11 September 2019


The AISC has approved the Case for Endorsement for Training Package implementation.

Case for Endorsement

The approved AVI Aviation Training Package Release 5.0 is now available on training.gov.au

The following materials were approved as a result of the Regulatory Review, Remote Pilot and Rescue Crew Officer projects:


· AVI10119 Certificate I in Aviation (Foundation Skills)

· AVI20119 Certificate II in Aviation (Flight Operations-Cargo Services)

· AVI30219 Certificate III in Aviation (Cabin Crew)

· AVI30519 Certificate III in Aviation (Rescue Crew Officer)

· AVI30419 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot)

· AVI30319 Certificate III in Aviation (Ground Operations and Service)

· AVI30119 Certificate III in Aviation (Aerodrome Operations)

· AVI40119 Certificate IV in Aviation (Air Crew Officer)

· AVI40319 Certificate IV in Aviation (Flight Operations Supervision)

· AVI40419 Certificate IV in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Beyond Visual Line of Sight) – NEW

· AVI50519 Diploma of Aviation (Instrument Rating)

· AVI50419 Diploma of Aviation (Flight Instructor)

· AVI50219 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Aeroplane)

· AVI50319 Diploma of Aviation (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter)

· AVI60119 Advanced Diploma of Aviation (Chief Flight Instructor)

Skill Sets

· AVISS00053 Aerodrome Reporting Officer Skill Set

· AVISS00054 Aerodrome Works Safety Officer Working with a Method of Works Plan Skill Set

· AVISS00055 Aerodrome Works Safety Officer Working on Time Limited Works Skill Set

Units of Competency

· AVIB0001 Manage and carry out pre- and post-flight cabin checks

· AVIB0002 Inspect and report on aerodrome serviceability

· AVIB0003 Inspect and report on serviceability of aerodrome lighting systems

· AVIB0004 Inspect and report on obstacle limitation surfaces

· AVIC0001 Drive on the airside

· AVID0003 Package dangerous goods for air transport

· AVID0004 Conduct baggage handling operations

· AVID0005 Accept dangerous goods for air transport

· AVID0006 Prepare freight for flight

· AVID0007 Conduct aviation freight weighing operations

· AVID0008 Accept freight for air transport

· AVID0009 Load and secure aviation freight and baggage

· AVID0010 Unload aviation freight and baggage

· AVIE0002 Maintain airspace interactions in remote pilot aircraft systems BVLOS operations

· AVIE0003 Operate aeronautical radio

· AVIE0004 Conduct radio procedures in an aviation operational environment

· AVIE0005 Complete a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)

· AVIE0006 Maintain aircraft radio communications

· AVIF0016 Manage network data links

· AVIF0017 Develop a risk management plan for beyond visual line of sight operations

· AVIF0018 Manage risks with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

· AVIF0019 Implement complex human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS)

· AVIF0020 Manage human factors and situational awareness in an aviation operational environment

· AVIF0021 Manage human factors in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

· AVIF0022 Maintain work health and safety procedures in remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIF0023 Apply aircraft safety procedures

· AVIF0024 Provide first aid in an aviation environment

· AVIF0025 Manage human factors in flight dispatch operations

· AVIF0026 Implement aviation risk management processes

· AVIF0027 Implement aviation fatigue risk management processes

· AVIF0028 Manage aviation risk

· AVIF0029 Implement threat and error management strategies

· AVIF0030 Manage safe flight operations

· AVIF0031 Manage threats and errors as pilot in command

· AVIF0032 Manage human factors as pilot in command

· AVIF0033 Manage aircraft passengers and cargo

· AVIF0034 Apply aviation work health and safety procedures

· AVIF0035 Manage human factors in aviation operations

· AVIF0036 Implement regulations and policies during aviation safety and service operations

· AVIF0037 Monitor the transfer of hazardous materials

· AVIF0038 Undertake aircraft underwater escape and survival

· AVIF0039 Utilise emergency breathing system

· AVIF0040 Employ fatigue risk management practices in an aviation workplace

· AVIF0041 Maintain the safety of people and aircraft

· AVIF0042 Respond to abnormal and emergency situations in an aircraft

· AVIF0043 Apply relevant laws and regulations to the operation of an aerodrome

· AVIF0044 Marshal aircraft

· AVIF0045 Facilitate the safety of aerodrome works and works site access

· AVIF0046 Facilitate an aerodrome emergency response

· AVIG0002 Lead a work team or group in a controlled environment

· AVIG0003 Work effectively in the aviation industry

· AVIH0006 Navigate remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIH0007 operate remote pilot aircraft systems under night visual line of sight (NVLOS)

· AVIH0008 Operate remote pilot aircraft systems in extended visual line of sight (EVLOS)

· AVIH0009 Manage aircraft flight planning and performance as pilot in command

· AVIH0010 Plan a flight under visual flight rules

· AVIH0011 Manage aircraft performance and load

· AVIH0012 Implement instrument flight rules planning procedures

· AVIH0013 Plan a flight under instrument flight rules

· AVIH0014 Navigate aircraft under visual flight rules

· AVIH0015 Plan a flight under night visual flight rules

· AVIH0016 Navigate aircraft under night visual flight rules

· AVIH0017 Navigate aircraft under instrument flight rules

· AVII0003 Advise on major services and attractions at aviation destinations

· AVII0004 Provide quality customer service

· AVII0005 Provide customer service on an aircraft

· AVII0006 Carry out beverage service on an aircraft

· AVII0007 Provide advice about cuisine on an aircraft

· AVII0008 Conduct in-flight retailing

· AVII0009 Check in aircraft passengers

· AVII0010 Provide assistance to transit and arriving passengers

· AVII0011 Carry out food preparation and service on an aircraft

· AVII0012 Apply knowledge of the structure, products and services of an airline operator

· AVII0013 Carry out aircraft business and first class meal and non-alcoholic beverage service

· AVIJ0001 Contribute to the achievement of on-time performance standards

· AVIJ0002 Conduct quality control operations related to refuelling and defuelling aircraft

· AVIL0002 Manage shifts, crewing and rostering activities in aviation

· AVIL0003 Manage a check-in queue

· AVIL0004 Complete aircraft dispatch duties

· AVIL0005 Plan an aircraft load

· AVIL0006 Assess pavement concessions

· AVILIC0003 Licence to operate a commercial aeroplane

· AVILIC0004 Licence to operate a commercial helicopter

· AVIM0003 Conduct aeronautical knowledge training and flight training

· AVIM0004 Conduct training for the issue of an endorsement

· AVIM0005 Facilitate non-technical skills instruction NEW

· AVIM0006 Conduct a flight test

· AVIM0007 Plan and conduct multi-crew cooperation training

· AVIM0008 Operate a simulator

· AVIM0009 Facilitate training in a synthetic environment

· AVIM0010 Conduct flight review

· AVIM0011 Deliver operational flight management training

· AVIN0003 Command an aircraft in a multi-crew environment

· AVIN0004 Supervise and manage safe flight operations as pilot in command

· AVIN0005 Manage flight training

· AVIO0016 Manage security procedures as pilot in command

· AVIO0017 Manage disruptive behaviour and unlawful interference with aviation

· AVIO0018 Use firearms on an aerodrome to control wildlife hazards

· AVIO0019 Apply and monitor aviation workplace security procedures

· AVIO0020 Monitor airside access and airside driving

· AVIR0001 Service customer airline contracts

· AVIW0001 Operate and manage advanced remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIW0002 Manage multi-crew operation in beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations

· AVIW0003 Undertake helicopter aquatic rescue and recovery

· AVIW0004 Perform operational inspections on remote operated systems

· AVIW0005 Determine meteorological factors for remote pilot aircraft operations

· AVIW0006 Perform infrastructure inspections using remote operated systems

· AVIW0007 Perform aerial mapping and modelling using remote piloted aircraft systems

· AVIW0008 Conduct aerial search using remote piloted aircraft

· AVIW0009 Conduct aerial delivery/retrieval operations using remote piloted aircraft systems

· AVIW0010 Operate an aerobridge

· AVIW0011 Operate baggage tug

· AVIW0012 Operate aircraft refuelling nozzle

· AVIW0013 Be airborne extracted by suspended rope

· AVIW0014 Be airborne extracted using suspended extraction equipment

· AVIW0015 Fast rope from a helicopter

· AVIW0016 Rappel from a helicopter

· AVIW0017 Operate aircraft embarkation and disembarkation equipment

· AVIW0018 Operate ramp equipment

· AVIW0019 Operate aircraft push-out tug

· AVIW0020 Refuel aircraft

· AVIW0021 Defuel aircraft

· AVIW0022 Coordinate aircraft movements and storage

· AVIW0023 Implement wildlife hazard control measures

· AVIW0024 Perform down the wire duties

· AVIW0025 Complete aircraft and flight equipment pre- and post-flight actions

· AVIW0026 Conduct night vision imaging system operations

· AVIW0027 Deliver pyrotechnics and handheld stores

· AVIW0028 Operate and manage remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIW0029 Manage pre- and post-flight actions

· AVIW0030 Manage aircraft sensor systems

· AVIW0031 Supervise aircraft refuelling

· AVIW0032 Operate and manage aircraft systems

· AVIW0033 Coordinate the removal of disabled aircraft

· AVIY0023 Launch, control and recover a remotely piloted aircraft

· AVIY0024 Operate remote pilot airship

· AVIY0025 Operate powerlift and tilt rotor remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIY0026 Conduct aerial application operations using remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIY0027 Operate multi-rotor remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIW0034 Perform non-pilot cockpit duties

· AVIY0029 Operate rotary wing remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIY0030 Operate fixed wing remote pilot aircraft systems

· AVIY0031 Apply the principles of air law to remote pilot aircraft systems operations

· AVIY0032 Apply RPAS payload and configuration management principles

· AVIY0033 Operate aircraft using aircraft flight instruments

· AVIY0034 Operate in controlled airspace

· AVIY0035 Operate in Class G airspace

· AVIY0036 Operate at non-towered aerodromes

· AVIY0037 Operate at a controlled aerodrome

· AVIY0038 Operate aeroplane at low level

· AVIY0039 Conduct aerial application operations

· AVIY0040 Apply aeronautical knowledge to aviation operations

· AVIY0041 Apply the principles of civil air law to aviation operations

· AVIY0042 Apply aeronautical knowledge and civil air law to flight dispatch operations

· AVIY0043 Monitor flight performance

· AVIY0044 Conduct a 2D instrument approach

· AVIY0045 Conduct a 3D instrument approach

· AVIY0046 Execute advanced aeroplane manoeuvres and procedures

· AVIY0047 Manage abnormal aeroplane flight situations

· AVIY0048 Taxi helicopter

· AVIY0049 Operate helicopter at low level

· AVIY0050 Perform instrument arrival and standard arrival route procedures

· AVIY0051 Conduct helicopter landing site and unprepared helicopter landing site operations

· AVIY0052 Control remote pilot aircraft systems on the ground

· AVIY0053 Manage remote pilot aircraft systems energy source requirements

· AVIY0054 Control aeroplane on the ground

· AVIY0055 Take off aeroplane

· AVIY0056 Control aeroplane in normal flight

· AVIY0057 Land aeroplane

· AVIY0058 Manage aircraft fuel

· AVIY0059 Control helicopter on the ground

· AVIY0060 Control helicopter in hovering flight

· AVIY0061 Take off helicopter and approach to hover

· AVIY0062 Control helicopter in normal flight

· AVIY0063 Execute advanced helicopter manoeuvres and procedures

· AVIY0064 Manage abnormal and emergency helicopter flight situations

· AVIY0065 Conduct external load-lift operations

· AVIY0066 Conduct hoisting operations

· AVIY0067 Conduct airborne extraction operations

· AVIY0068 Conduct airborne rappelling operations

· AVIY0069 Pilot a helicopter during external load operations

· AVIY0070 Pilot a helicopter during rappelling operations

· AVIY0071 Pilot a helicopter during hoisting operations

· AVIY0072 Operate a multi-engine aeroplane

· AVIY0073 Operate aircraft in the traffic pattern at night

· AVIY0074 Perform non-published instrument departure procedures

· AVIY0075 Perform published instrument departure procedures

· AVIY0076 Perform visual circling approach

· AVIY0077 Conduct a 2D non-directional beacon instrument approach

· AVIY0078 Conduct a 2D very high frequency omni-directional radio range instrument approach

· AVIY0079 Conduct a 3D instrument landing system instrument approach

· AVIY0080 Conduct a 2D distance measuring equipment global navigation satellite system instrument approach

· AVIY0081 Conduct a 2D global navigation satellite system non-precision instrument approach

· AVIY0082 Operate a multi-engine helicopter

· AVIZ0002 Maintain and manage situational awareness as pilot in command

· AVIZ0003 Maintain basic situational awareness in an aviation workplace

· AVIZ0004 Maintain security awareness and vigilance in an aviation workplace

· AVIZ0005 Apply situational awareness in remote pilot aircraft systems operations

· AVIZ0006 Manage situational awareness in aircraft flight

9 August 2019

The Case for Endorsement for the AVI Training Package Review (Release 5) was submitted on 30 April to the AISC for its meeting on 5 June.  The AISC requested further information, which was subsequently provided for consideration. Stakeholders will be advised of the AISC’s decision regarding the endorsement of Training Package products.

29 April 2019

Case for Endorsement submitted to AISC

The draft Training Package materials have been submitted to the AISC.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

20 March 2019

Final Draft Case for Endorsement

The draft Training Package materials have undergone independent edit and quality assurance, and are now available for viewing.

To view the final draft Aviation Training Package materials, please click below. Links to materials have now been removed.

Case for Endorsement Companion Volume Implementation Guide Qualifications Skill Sets Units of Competency

Final drafts are scheduled to be submitted to the AISC in April 2019.

Thank you to all stakeholders who provided valuable feedback and contributed to this project.

15 January 2019

Drafting Finalised

The TAC has completed development work on the draft materials, which will now go through an independent edit and quality assurance review.

The project is expected to be submitted to the AISC for approval in April 2019 and final drafts will be made available then.

15 November 2018

Draft Material Available

The TAC has finalised draft materials for this project and would like your feedback.

To view the drafts, click below: (feedback has now closed)

Please submit your feedback by close of business Thursday, 29 November 2018.

Feedback will be collated and discussed at the next TAC meeting.

10 August 2018


The Aviation IRC is currently forming a TAC for the Flight Operations – Rescue Crewperson project.

Your industry expertise and insight is welcome to help review and develop qualifications and new Skill Sets to ensure cargo service and rescue qualifications align to revised civil aviation safety requirements.

To register your interest in becoming a TAC member, please complete the registration form below by close of business Monday, 27 August 2018. (Link removed 30 August 2018)

For more information about this project please contact the Industry Manager.

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